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Defensive Security is a weekly information security podcast which reviews recent high profile cyber security breaches, data breaches, malware infections and intrusions to identify lessons that we can learn and apply to the organizations we protect.

Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 253

https://www.securityinformed.com/news/intruder-research-mongodb-databases-breached-connected-internet-co-1594211095-ga-co-1594211806-ga.1594215158.html https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-are-trying-to-steal-admin-passwords-from-f5-big-ip-devices/ https://www.csoonline.com/article/3564726/privilege-escalation-explained-why-these-flaws-are-so-valuable-to-hackers.html#tk.rss_all https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/06/theft-of-top-secret-cia-hacking-tools-was-result-of-woefully-lax-security/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 252

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/capital-one-must-turn-over-mandiant-forensics-report-a-14352 https://www.databreachtoday.com/insider-threat-lessons-from-3-incidents-a-14312 https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-deploys-virtual-machines-to-hide-itself-from-antivirus-software/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 251

https://www.securityweek.com/recent-salt-vulnerabilities-exploited-hack-lineageos-ghost-digicert-servers https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-mentioned-in-1000-sec-filings-over-the-past-year/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 250

https://www.zdnet.com/article/dhs-cisa-companies-are-getting-hacked-even-after-patching-pulse-secure-vpns/ https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/attackers-increasingly-using-web-shells-to-create-backdoors-a-14179 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/doppelpaymer-ransomware-hits-los-angeles-county-city-leaks-files/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 249

https://www.tomsguide.com/news/zoom-security-privacy-woes https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/blogs/learn-from-how-others-get-breached-equifax-edition-p-2870 https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-how-one-emotet-infection-took-out-this-organizations-entire-network/ https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Case-study_Full-Operational-Shutdown.pdf
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 248

Be well, be safe, take care of yourselves, and take care of others (from an appropriate distance). https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-apple-secrecy-work-from-home-difficult-2020-3 https://www.csoonline.com/article/3531963/8-key-security-considerations-for-protecting-remote-workers.html https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-99-9-of-compromised-accounts-did-not-use-multi-factor-authentication/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 247

https://www.securityweek.com/state-sponsored-cyberspies-use-sophisticated-server-firewall-bypass-technique https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-victims-thought-their-backups-were-safe-they-were-wrong/ https://www.sec.gov/files/OCIE%20Cybersecurity%20and%20Resiliency%20Observations.pdf
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 246

https://www.darkreading.com/risk/cybercriminals-swap-phishing-for-credential-abuse-vuln-exploits/d/d-id/1337019 https://www.businessinsider.com/phishing-scams-getting-more-sophisticated-what-to-look-out-for-2020-2#hackers-will-start-by-targeting-low-level-employees-then-moving-laterally-to-compromise-executives-accounts-1 https://krebsonsecurity.com/2020/02/hackers-were-inside-citrix-for-five-months/ https://www.clearskysec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/ClearSky-Fox-Kitten-Campaign.pdf
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 245

https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/judge-rules-insurer-must-pay-for-ransomware-damage-a-13673 https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/new-york-state-wants-to-ban-government-agencies-from-paying-ransomware-demands/ https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/nist-drafts-guidelines-for-coping-ransomware-a-13679 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/01/dozens-of-companies-have-data-dumped-online-by-ransomware-ring-seeking-leverage/ https://www.bankinfosecurity.com/doppelpaymer-ransomware-threatens-to-dump-victims-data-a-13683
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 244

https://www.securityweek.com/attacker-installs-backdoor-blocks-others-exploiting-citrix-adc-vulnerability https://www.securityweek.com/court-approves-equifax-data-breach-settlement https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/equifax-breach-settlement-could/ https://www.natlawreview.com/article/ico-issues-fine-against-national-retailer-security-failings
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 243

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/firm-being-blackmailed-by-hackers-for-6m-obtains-irish-court-injunction-1.4128069 https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/travel/travelex-hack-cyber-attack-ransomware-sodinokibi-travel-money-uk-firm-data-breach-explained-1358454 https://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/96046/hacking/microsoft-rdp-brute-force-study.html https://www.zdnet.com/article/company-shuts-down-because-of-ransomware-leaves-300-without-jobs-just-before-holidays/
Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast Episode 242

https://www.wwltv.com/article/news/crime/city-government-in-recovery-mode-after-cyberattack/289-514a376e-16de-4b43-9756-a30baefe4c28 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/11/hackers-paradise-louisianas-ransomware-disaster-far-from-over/ https://www.csoonline.com/article/3488816/how-a-nuclear-plant-got-hacked.html

Top 20 Predictions Of How AI Is Going To Improve Cybersecurity In 2021

What 20 Leading Cybersecurity Experts Are Predicting For 2021
SecurityWeek

Italy Says Two Arrested for Defense Data Theft

Two people have been arrested for stealing defense data from the Italian aerospace and electronics group Leonardo, the interior ministry said on Saturday. The company has a wide range of activities from naval electronics, network and protection systems, electronic warfare...

The US Used the Patriot Act to Justify Logging Website Users

Plus: Better Twitter two-factor, a Spotify hack, and more of the week’s top security news.
ZDNet

Ransomware hits helicopter maker Kopter

Data from Kopter's internal network has been published on the LockBit gang's blog, hosted on the dark web.
ZDNet

Ransomware gangs are now cold-calling victims if they restore from backups without paying

Tactic used since August by ransomware gangs like Sekhmet, Maze, Conti, and Ryuk.