WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 195
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1- 80K Retail WooCommerce Sites Exposed by Plugin XSS Bug
The plugin “Variation Swatches for WooCommerce,” installed across 80,000 WordPress-powered retail sites, contains a stored cross-site scripting (XSS) security vulnerability that could allow cyberattackers to inject malicious web scripts and take over sites.
Variation Swatches is designed to allow re…
2- Stealthy ‘WIRTE’ Gang Targets Middle Eastern Governments
A threat actor tracked as WIRTE has been assaulting Middle East governments since at least 2019 using “living-off-the-land” techniques and malicious Excel 4.0 macros.
On Monday, Kaspersky reported that it observed the group in February using Microsoft Excel droppers, which planted hidden spreadsheet…
3- Intel Is Maintaining Legacy Technology for Security Research
Intel’s issue reflects a wider concern: Legacy technology can introduce cybersecurity weaknesses. Tech makers constantly improve their products to take advantage of speed and power increases, but customers don’t always upgrade at the same pace. This creates a long tail of old products t…
4- Most Inspiring Women in Cyber 2021: Areej Eliyan, IT Administrator at MOEHE Qatar
The IT Security Guru’s Most Inspiring Women in Cyber Awards aims to shed a light on the remarkable women in our industry. The following is a feature on just one of the many phenomenal women put forward for the 2021 awards. Presented in a Q&A format, the nominee’s answers are written in their own wor…