Network Security News Weekly

Current cybersecurity news to keep you informed.
IT Services | Government | Financial | Healthcare | Non-Profit

Network Security News Weekly

Current cybersecurity news to keep
you informed.
IT Services | Government | Financial |
Healthcare | Non-Profit

Articles of interest from the week of July 30, 2018


Ex-Tesla Worker Accused of Hacking Seeks $1M in Counterclaim
A former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of sabotage, hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. (By Associated Press, Security Week)

Office Vulnerabilities Chained to Deliver Backdoor
A recently observed malicious campaign is abusing two chained Office documents, each exploiting a different vulnerability, to deliver the FELIXROOT Backdoor, FireEye reports. (By Ionut Arghire, Security Week)

The primary email security challenge enterprises face is trust
Only 34 percent of users without email security responsibility recall seeing email-based attacks in their inboxes, compared to 85 percent of email security professionals, according to GreatHorn. (By Help Net Security)

US warns of supply chain cyber-attacks
The US intelligence community has issued a new warning about cyber-espionage risks posed by attacks made via the technology supply chain. (By Gordon Corera, BBC News)

Highly Sophisticated Parasite RAT Emerges on the Dark Web
This brand-new RAT represents the latest escalation in an ongoing malware arms race that extends even to commodity malware. (By Tara Seals, ThreatPost)

Bugs in Samsung IoT Hub Leave Smart Home Open To Attack
Researchers found 20 flaws in Samsung’s SmartThings Hub controller – opening up supported third-party smart home devices to attack. (By Lindsey O'Donnell, ThreatPost)



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