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Critical Print Spooler Vulnerability, Netgear Auth Bypass, and REvil Ransomware

PrintNightmare, Vulnerability Affecting Windows Print Spooler Eleven years ago, an escalation of privilege bug in the Windows print spooler services was used in the Stuxnet attack, the notorious worm that destroyed the enrichment centrifuges of an Iranian Nuclear facility. Over the past eleven years, Microsoft's print spooler is still plagued by multiple vulnerabilities. Yesterday, proof-of-concept

2021-07-02T10:47:03-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Cyber|

SEC Charges First American Financial Corporation With Cybersecurity Disclosure Controls Failures

On June 15, 2021 “The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced settled charges against real estate settlement services company First American Financial Corporation for disclosure controls and procedures violations related to a cybersecurity vulnerability that exposed sensitive customer information.” On May 24, 2019, Brian Krebs notified First American Financial Corporation of a vulnerability with its

2021-06-15T12:53:23-04:00June 15th, 2021|Cyber, OCIE, Privacy, Regulatory, SEC, Vulnerability, Vulnerability Disclosure|

What is Ethical Hacking? Everything You Need to Know About Ethical Hacking—With Examples

Our founder Anand Mohabir was interviewed by Kindra Cooper, from Springboard, on the topic of Ethical hacking. “There’s a lot that comes into play when you’re trying to become an ethical hacker. You have to know how a network is designed and operated, how servers interact, how virtual machines, storage and firewalls work,” said Mohabir.

2021 SEC OCIE Cybersecurity Exam Priorities

Yesterday the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) released its 2021 exam priorities. In the letter the SEC highlighted that their focus remains the same from prior years with a slight shift in priorities and adjustment of focus. The SEC stated that they will review whether firms have

Solarwinds ORION delivers backdoor Trojan to worldwide networks

Fireye detected that Solarwinds Orion is being used by attackers to steal sensitive company data. Fireye’s threat research division found that a highly sophisticated and evasive attacker compromised the Solarwind’s Orion IT monitoring and management platform to deliver a backdoor trojan. It is suspected that the campaign has started as early as April 2020 and

Elteni is shortlisted for Best Cybersecurity Solution – 2021 Fund Intelligence Operations and Services Award

Cayman Islands Investment firm exposes sensitive client information!

A Cayman Islands investment firm's backups stored in a Microsoft Azure Blob Storage was not secured properly thus resulting in a potential leak of personal banking information, individual passport data, and other sensitive information. A researcher discovered the gaping hole left open by the firm’s Hong Kong based IT provider via a special search engine

OCIE issues a new alert: “Credential Stuffing”

Yesterday The Office and Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued an alert about safeguarding client accounts against credential compromise that highlighted the issue of "credential stuffing attacks". Credential stuffing is a type of cyber attack where many compromised user credentials are tried against systems to gain unauthorized access, using automated means. Over the past few

2020-12-31T18:42:56-05:00September 16th, 2020|BEC, Business Email Compromise, Cyber, Hackers, Hedge Fund, OCIE, Password, Phishing, Private Equity, RIA, SEC|

Critical Wormable Vulnerability Affecting Windows DNS Servers

Critical Wormable Vulnerability Affecting Windows DNS Servers On July 14, 2020 Microsoft publicly disclosed a critical vulnerability affecting Windows DNS Server. https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1350 As a reminder DNS (Domain Naming System) servers are used primarily to resolve IP addresses. DNS is used for locating and identifying computer services and devices on the internet, such as email servers,

2020-12-31T18:43:05-05:00July 15th, 2020|Cyber, Exploit|

OCIE issues a new Cybersecurity: Ransomware Alert

Today the OCIE issued a Ransomware Alert, highlighting an uptick in sophisticated social engineering and other cyber campaigns, designed to infiltrate the networks of financial institutions to access sensitive information and/or to deploy ransomware. As a reminder, ransomware actors typically demand monetary payment for the return of data. We can spend time regurgitating what was

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