• Joker’s Stash Carding Market to Call it Quits
    by BrianKrebs on January 18, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Joker's Stash, by some accounts the largest underground shop for selling stolen credit card and identity data, says it's closing up shop effective mid-February 2021. The announcement came on the heels of a turbulent year for the major cybercrime store, and just weeks after U.S. and European authorities seized a number of its servers.

  • Injecting a Backdoor into SolarWinds Orion
    by Bruce Schneier on January 19, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    Crowdstrike is reporting on a sophisticated piece of malware that was able to inject malware into the SolarWinds build process: Key Points SUNSPOT is StellarParticle’s malware used to insert the SUNBURST backdoor into software builds of the SolarWinds Orion IT management product. SUNSPOT monitors running processes for those involved in compilation of the Orion product and replaces one of the source files to include the SUNBURST backdoor code. Several safeguards were added to SUNSPOT to avoid the Orion builds from failing, potentially alerting developers to the adversary’s presence...

  • BrandPost: Ensuring Security with Modern IT Endpoint Management
    by Brand Post on January 19, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Work habits already were changing pre-pandemic, with employees becoming increasingly mobile. Today, employees largely work from home and are not going anywhere; however, from an IT standpoint, they’re still considered mobile.This dynamic has changed once-simple tasks, such as updating an operating system, into a complex, multilayered undertaking, driving companies to look for new ways to manage their distributed workforces while ensuring security.Modern endpoint management definedWhat is required is a strategy that makes onboarding a new Windows PC as easy as getting a new phone, says Jim Cooper, Chief Technologist for Personal System Services at HP. Nearly everyone today knows how to configure a new phone: Merely enter your username and password, and almost everything is migrated from your old device to the new one via the cloud, including your applications, data, and settings.To read this article in full, please click here