Saturday, January 16, 2021

Florida Man Cyberstalked Survivor of Murder Attempt

Florida Man Cyberstalked Survivor of Murder AttemptA man from Florida has admitted cyberstalking a woman who survived a violent attack in her childhood that left another young girl dead.  Alvin Willie George of Cross City pleaded guilty to two counts of cyberstalking...

Women in Cybersecurity Mid-Atlantic Partners with CMMC COE

Women in Cybersecurity Mid-Atlantic Partners with CMMC COEThe Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Center of Excellence (CMMC COE) yesterday announced a Memorandum of Understanding with the Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) Mid-Atlantic affiliate. The executed MOU creates a cooperative agreement between the two parties...

UK Accidentally Deletes 150k Arrest Records

UK Accidentally Deletes 150k Arrest RecordsThe UK government is investigating a technical issue that led to 150,000 arrest records' being accidentally wiped from nationwide police databases.  The unintentional erasure, reported initially by The Times, is believed to have been caused by human error and...

NCSC Reveals New Solution to Protect Remote Public Sector Workers

NCSC Reveals New Solution to Protect Remote Public Sector WorkersThe UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has outlined the creation of a new protective domain name service (PDNS) solution in partnership with Nominet, the official registry for UK domain names. The...

#CES2021: AI and Quantum Technologies Set to Disrupt Cybersecurity Industry

#CES2021: AI and Quantum Technologies Set to Disrupt Cybersecurity IndustryArtificial intelligence (AI) and quantum are set to be the next major technology disruptors and will have a profound impact on the cybersecurity sector, according to speakers in a session...

NSA: DNS over HTTPS Provides “False Sense of Security”

NSA: DNS over HTTPS Provides “False Sense of Security”The US National Security Agency (NSA) has warned enterprises that adoption of encrypted DNS services can lead to a false sense of security and even disrupt their own DNS-monitoring tools. DNS over...

Facebook Sues Devs of Alleged Data-Scraping Chrome Extensions

Facebook Sues Devs of Alleged Data-Scraping Chrome ExtensionsFacebook is suing two European developers for allegedly violating its terms of service by scraping user data. Legal action has been filed in Portugal by Facebook and Facebook Ireland against two individuals working...

Automated “Classiscam” Operation Made $6.5m in 2020

Automated “Classiscam” Operation Made $6.5m in 2020An e-commerce “scam-as-a-service” operation tried-and-tested in Russia has expanded to multiple European countries in 2020, making cybercrime groups over $6.5m in the process, Group-IB has warned. The Singapore-based cybersecurity company claimed in a new report...

Fujitsu: High Risk of #COVID19 Vaccine Disinformation Campaigns

Fujitsu: High Risk of #COVID19 Vaccine Disinformation CampaignsThere is a high risk of disinformation campaigns designed to spread panic and fear about the COVID-19 crisis, according to IT firm Fujitsu. In particular, it expects social engineering attacks to focus...

Convicted Hacker Allegedly Commits Fraud While Awaiting Release

Convicted Hacker Allegedly Commits Fraud While Awaiting ReleaseA Kosovan hacker, granted compassionate release after being convicted of providing personally identifiable information of over 1,000 US government personnel to ISIS, has been charged with committing further crimes while in federal...

2020 Saw 6% Rise in Number of CVEs Reported

2020 Saw 6% Rise in Number of CVEs ReportedNew analysis of the 2020 vulnerability and threat landscape has found that the total number of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) reported last year was 6% higher than the total reported...

Hy-Vee Data Breach Settlement Proposed

Hy-Vee Data Breach Settlement ProposedA preliminary settlement agreement regarding a data breach that impacted customers of Iowa-based grocery store chain Hy-Vee has been proposed.  Hy-Vee launched an investigation after detecting unauthorized activity on some of its payment processing systems on...

NTT DATA and Conferma Pay Partner to Deliver Secure, Virtual Payment Comms to Hotels

NTT DATA and Conferma Pay Partner to Deliver Secure, Virtual Payment Comms to HotelsGlobal IT innovator NTT DATA and payments technology provider Conferma Pay have announced a partnership to bring secure, digital virtual payment communications to hotels. The news comes...

Ring Rolls-Out End-to-End Encryption to Bolster Privacy

Ring Rolls-Out End-to-End Encryption to Bolster PrivacyControversial connected device company Ring has added video end-to-end encryption (E2EE) to some of its products in a bid to boost user privacy and security. The Amazon-owned maker of smart doorbells first flagged the...

#CES2021: Microsoft President Calls for Collaboration to Counter Growing Cyber-Threats

#CES2021: Microsoft President Calls for Collaboration to Counter Growing Cyber-Threats Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, warned of the increasing cyber-threats to society as technology plays a more powerful role in our lives during his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics...
The Hacker News

Joker's Stash, The Largest Carding Marketplace, Announces Shutdown

Joker's Stash, the largest dark web marketplace notorious for selling compromised payment card data, has announced plans to shut down its operations on February 15, 2021. In a message board post on a Russian-language underground cybercrime forum, the operator of...
ZDNet

Iconic BugTraq security mailing list shuts down after 27 years

BugTraq launched in November 1993 and it was one of the first mailing lists dedicated to disclosing vulnerabilities.

Weekly Update 226

Presently sponsored by: 1Password is a secure password manager and digital wallet that keeps you safe onlineA little bit of a change of pace this week with the video being solely on the events unfolding around removing content, people...
SC Magazine

FIN11 e-crime group shifted to CL0P ransomware and big game hunting

The financially motivated FIN11, which increasingly incorporated CL0P ransomware into their operations in 2020, appeared to rely on low-effort volume techniques like spamming malware for initial entry, but put a substantial amount of effort into each follow-up compromise. “Several...
ZDNet

Joker's Stash, the internet's largest carding forum, is shutting down

Joker's Stash to shut down on February 15, 2021.