To date, Risk Based Security has cataloged over 260 vulnerabilities in electronic voting machines.
We have previously talked about the systemic risk that exists with cloud providers and hosting solutions. While on the surface, it may appear to be a compromise of a single company, a hosting provider breach represents a much larger issue with possible far-reaching catastrophic impact.
On April 6th, a twitter account using the name Cyber Justice Team posted a tweet suggesting a major hack of a Syrian governmental server had taken place and 10GB of data had been leaked as a result.
Yesterday was the two year anniversary for Heartbleed, the 'named' vulnerability that received a huge amount of attention. While not the first to be named, it started the now (in)famous trend of researchers naming their vulnerability discoveries to get attention, and it also lead to a positive change: Vendors and enterprises started focusing more on vulnerabilities in 3rd party libraries.
On June 4th, 2016, there were new reports that the personal details of nearly 50 Million Turkish citizens had been compromised and posted online in a massive security breach. The news appears to be triggered from a Tweet that received quite a bit of attention:
As first reported in the Q3 2015 Data Breach QuickView Report, researchers at RBS have been tracking some interesting trends this year regarding skimming. While hacking has consistently taken the top spot as the leading cause of data breaches and fraud has usually occupied second place, skimming made an unexpected appearance in the number 2 position in the third quarter of 2015. Several[...]
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On March 7th, we reported on a warning issued by the IRS alerting HR and payroll processing departments to be on the lookout for phishing attempts targeting W-2 information. At the time our research identified twelve companies that had fallen for the scam. Now, just one week later, we can report on another twelve organizations that join the ranks of those impacted.
2015 sets all time high for the number of disclosed vulnerabilities, according to Risk Based Security
We are pleased to release our VulnDB QuickView report that shows 2015 broke the previous all-time record for the highest number of reported vulnerabilities. The 14,185 vulnerabilities cataloged during 2015 by Risk Based Security eclipsed the total covered by the National Vulnerability[...]