Top Weekly Cyber News: May 26-31, 2019

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

Help Net Security – Siemens LOGO!, a PLC for small automation projects, open to attack
May 31
LOGO!, a programmable logic controller (PLC) manufactured by Siemens, sports three vulnerabilities that could allow remote attackers to reconfigure the device, access project files, decrypt files, and access passwords. [More]


Komando – Popular fast food restaurants targeted in new data breach
May 31
If you thought restaurants and eateries were free from the scourge of data breaches — think again! A new announcement from a popular chain of restaurants revealed hackers stealthily targeted its point of sale system (POS) — putting customer credit card numbers and financial data in serious danger. [More]


Dark Reading – 2.3B Files Currently Exposed via Online Storage
May 30
Digital Shadows researchers scanned various online file-sharing services and concluded the number of exposed files is up 50% from March of 2018. More than 2.3 billion files are exposed across misconfigured online file storage technologies, marking an increase of 750 million files – or a 50% jump – from 1.5 billion in March 2018. [More]


Security Affairs – Checkers double drive-thru restaurants chain discloses card breach
May 30
Checkers and Rally’s, one of the largest chains of double drive-thru restaurants in the United States, disclosed a credit card breach. [More]


The State of Security – HiddenWasp malware seizes control of Linux systems
May 30
Security researchers have discovered a new strain of malware called “HiddenWasp” that they believe is being used in targeted attacks to seize control of Linux systems and open backdoors for remote hackers. [More]


TechRepublic – How WannaCry is still launching 3,500 successful attacks per hour
May 29
The proliferation of unpatched systems in manufacturing and healthcare settings allows the North Korean state-sponsored malware to persist. [More]


The Baltimore Sun – Baltimore estimates cost of ransomware attack at $18.2 million as government begins to restore email accounts
May 29
Baltimore’s budget office estimates a ransomware attack on city computers will cost at least $18.2 million — a combination of lost or delayed revenue and direct costs to restore systems. [More]

 

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