Top Weekly Cyber News: June 16-22, 2019

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Hi folks! You may find below the latest news about global incidents, threats and attacks handpicked by our super XM Cyber team of experts.

Engadget – US cyberattack reportedly knocked out Iran missile control systems
June 22
The US may have withheld a physical military response to Iran shooting down a drone, but it might not have shown similar restraint with a digital campaign, according to the Washington Post. [More]


The Hacker News – Important Flaw in Outlook App for Android Affects Over 100 Millions Users
June 20
More technical details and proof-of-concept for the OutLook for Android vulnerability has been released that we have covered in a separate article here. Microsoft today released an updated version of its “Outlook for Android” that patches an important security vulnerability in the popular email app that is currently being used over 100 million users. [More]


DarkReading – Customers of 3 MSPs Hit in Ransomware Attacks
June 20
Early information suggests threat actors gained access to remote monitoring and management tools from Webroot and Kaseya to distribute malware. [More]


Forbes – Confirmed: NASA Has Been Hacked
June 20
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) this week confirmed that its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been hacked. An audit document from the U.S. Office of the Inspector General was published by NASA this week. [More]


Heimdal Security – Booking.Com Fake Emails Infect Computers with Sodinokibi Ransomware
June 18
A new spam campaign pretending to be from Booking.com is now targeting users. The emails carry a document containing macro code. If someone clicks on the document, opens it, and allows the execution of the macro code, a loader will be spawned. [More]


SafetyDetective – Report: Job Portal Database Exposed
June 17
SafetyDetective’s research lab discovered a leak online that exposed an elastic server containing 3GB of data with over 1.6 million users affected. We informed the apparent owners of this database as soon as we were able to identify them. [More]

 

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