Threatpost News Wrap, July 14, 2017

Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including the Verizon breach, the Oracle session hijacking attack, a Telegram-based hacking tool, and a free EternalBlue scanner.

Web applications are attacked every two minutes and at some times can experience upwards to 25,000 attacks an hour according to a report published by security firm Imperva today.As part of its continuing Hacker Intelligence initiative, Imperva’s Application Defense Center (ADC) released their Web Application Attack Report after analyzing six months of web traffic and more than 10 million attacks from December 2010 to May 2011. The study also followed onion router (TOR) traffic.

By Tomer Bitton, Security Research, ImpervaPDFs are widely used business file format, which makes them a common target for malware attacks. On the surface, PDFs are secure, but because they have so many “features,” hackers have learned how to hide attacks deep under the surface.

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