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Articles of interest from the week of January 28, 2019


Industry Reactions to Data Privacy Day
January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international holiday whose goal is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data protection best practices. (By Eduard Kovacs, SecurityWeek)

WordPress Sites Under Attack Via Zero-day in Abandoned Plugin
WordPress site owners using the "Total Donations" plugin are advised to delete the plugin from their servers to prevent hackers from exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in its code and take over affected sites. (By Catalin Cimpanu, ZDNet)

Active Scans Target Vulnerable Cisco Routers for Remote Code-Execution
Malicious scanning activity targeting Cisco Small Business RV320 and RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN routers is underway, with a swell of opportunistic probes looking for vulnerable devices ramping up since Friday. (By Tara Seals, Threatpost)

Hackers abusing Google App Engine to spread PDF malware
The IT security researchers at Netskope have discovered a sophisticated malware campaign in which cybercriminals are abusing Google App Engine (GCP), a web framework and cloud computing platform to deliver malware via PDF decoys. (By HackRead)

U.S. Government Warns of DNS Hijacking Risk
The U.S. government is warning of a potentially disastrous cyber-security attack targeting DNS infrastructure. (By Sean Michael Kerner, eWeek)



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