Maze ransomware operators claim to have breached LG Electronics

Security Affairs

Maze ransomware operators claims to have breached the South Korean multinational electronics company LG Electronics. Researchers at Cyble discovered a data leak of LG Electronics published by Maze ransomware operators. SecurityAffairs – LG Electronics, Maze ransomware).

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Forcing Provision of Computer Password Violates the Fifth Amendment: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

At Appellant’s apartment, after the agents discovered a single computer, an HP Envy 700 desktop, which was encrypted with TrueCrypt, Appellant informed the agents that he lived alone, that he was the sole user of the computer, and that only he knew the password to his computer.

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Weekly podcast: NCSC and Kaspersky, parliamentary passwords and macOS High Sierra (again)

IT Governance

This week, we discuss the NCSC’s warning to senior civil servants, the poor password habits of MPs, and a bug in the patch Apple rushed out last week. Dorries tweeted : “My staff log onto my computer on my desk with my login everyday.

Despite Estimate of 37 Years to Crack iPhone, Government Doesn’t Have to Return it – Yet: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

2019, a search warrant over a year earlier was issued for Morgan Management, LLC, which included search and seizure of “multiple servers, computers or storage media … including but not limited to … devices … associated with … Robert Morgan.”

2019 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 1

eDiscovery Daily

PASSWORDS AND FIFTH AMENDMENT PROTECTION. Expect more cases to follow in this area: In Decision That Sounds the “Death Knell” for Fifth Amendment Protection, Defendant Ordered to Provide Cell Phone Password : In Commonwealth v. Case Law Electronic Discovery

Fund Managers Targeted in Sophisticated Cyberattacks

Data Matters

For remote access to emails, trading systems and other electronic data containing confidential information, the authentication mechanism should utilize at least two of the following factors: what a person knows (e.g., standard login passwords). hardware tokens and one-time passwords). Note, however, that a dual-password model constitutes only one factor (i.e., Asia Computer Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breaches Financial Privacy Information Security International SEC

P2P Weakness Exposes Millions of IoT Devices

Krebs on Security

A peer-to-peer (P2P) communications technology built into millions of security cameras and other consumer electronics includes several critical security flaws that expose the devices to eavesdropping, credential theft and remote compromise, new research has found.

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Court Denies Plaintiff’s Request to Avoid Forensic Imaging of Devices in Apple Performance Case: eDiscovery Case Law

eDiscovery Daily

Used by legal and business customers worldwide including more than 50 of the top 250 Am Law firms and many of the world’s leading corporations, CloudNine’s eDiscovery automation software and services help customers gain insight and intelligence on electronic data.

Understanding Blockchain and its Impact on Legal Technology, Part Four

eDiscovery Daily

Thus, it doesn’t have centralized points of vulnerability that computer hackers traditionally exploit. No more “username/password” systems, but rather encryption technology and constantly updating audit trails. Blockchain Electronic Discovery Project Management

Internal Revenue Service warns taxpayers of a malware campaign

Security Affairs

Last week the US agency has received several reports from taxpayers that received spam messages with “Automatic Income Tax Reminder” or “Electronic Tax Return Reminder” subjects.

STEPS FORWARD: How the Middle East led the U.S. to adopt smarter mobile security rules

The Last Watchdog

When it comes to securing mobile computing devices, the big challenge businesses have long grappled with is how to protect company assets while at the same time respecting an individual’s privacy.

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Naming & Shaming Web Polluters: Xiongmai

Krebs on Security

If ever there were a technology giant that deserved to be named and shamed for polluting the Web, it is Xiongmai — a Chinese maker of electronic parts that power a huge percentage of cheap digital video recorders (DVRs) and Internet-connected security cameras. no password).

First Ever Multi-State Data Breach Lawsuit Targets Healthcare Provider: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Used by legal and business customers worldwide including more than 50 of the top 250 Am Law firms and many of the world’s leading corporations, CloudNine’s eDiscovery automation software and services help customers gain insight and intelligence on electronic data.

NASA warns of a significant increase in cyber attacks during Coronavirus outbreak

Security Affairs

NASA employees and contractors should be aware that nation-states and cyber criminals are actively using the COVID-19 pandemic to exploit and target NASA electronic devices, networks, and personal devices.” Ensure your NASA electronic devices receive required patches and updates.

Fired IT Guy Deleted 23 of His Ex-Employer’s AWS Servers: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Needham pleaded not guilty to two charges of the Computer Misuse Act – one count of unauthorized access to computer material and one count of unauthorized modification of computer material – but was convicted in January 2019. Electronic Discovery Security

How To Protect Yourself From Hackers

Cyber Info Veritas

Before we outline the safety hacks, let us briefly discuss why you need to protect yourself from hackers: How Safe Is Your Data: Why You Need To Protect Yourself From Hackers As the internet, computers, and connected devices (smart homes, smart appliances, etc.) What does a master password do?

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases, Part Two: eDiscovery Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

Because more than 90 percent of documents today are generated in electronic format, ESI is becoming more and more prominent in criminal matters, especially white collar criminal cases. This exception is generally allowed for protection of law enforcement officers and may not give them the right to seize a computer unless it poses a threat. If the police have probable cause to believe there is evidence of a crime on a computer, they may search it otherwise they will need a warrant.

Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that demands a ransom fee be paid after the software is installed on a computer system. This is done via electronic communication, most commonly by email.

Iran-linked APT34: Analyzing the webmask project

Security Affairs

If the parsed request is a HTTP POST the ICAPHandler tries to extract credentials through special function called: extract_login_password. I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background.

Florida Man Arrested in SIM Swap Conspiracy

Krebs on Security

Unauthorized SIM swaps often are perpetrated by fraudsters who have already stolen or phished a target’s password, as many banks and online services rely on text messages to send users a one-time code that needs to be entered in addition to a password for online authentication.

MY TAKE: COVID-19’s silver lining could turn out to be more rapid, wide adoption of cyber hygiene

The Last Watchdog

The Shamoon “wiper” virus , for instance, devastated Saudi oil company Aramaco, destroying the hard drives of more than 30,000 Aramaco computers and forcing a weeklong shutdown of the company’s internal network. In May 2017, the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) rolled out its Cyber Security Framework mandating detailed data security rules, including a requirement to encrypt and containerize business data in all computing formats.

Law enforcement agencies dismantled Infinity Black hacker group

Security Affairs

The agents seized electronic equipment, external hard drives and hardware cryptocurrency wallets, all worth around €100 000. They used stolen credentials to gain access to other online accounts that shared the same username and passwords.

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The author of the LuminosityLink RAT sentenced to 30 Months in Prison

Security Affairs

to more than 6,000 customers, he also helped them to hack computers worldwide. LuminosityLink, that Grubbs knew would be used by some customers to remotely access and control their victims’ computers without the victims’ knowledge or consent.

Analyzing the APT34’s Jason project

Security Affairs

Username and password list can be selected (included in the distributed ZIP file) and threads number should be provided in order to optimize the attack balance. User@first]@@[user@first]123) and a folder named PasswordPatterswhich includes building blocks for password guessing.

Craig Ball of Craig D. Ball, PC: eDiscovery Trends 2018

eDiscovery Daily

A frequent court appointed special master in electronic evidence, Craig is a prolific contributor to continuing legal and professional education programs throughout the United States, having delivered over 2,000 presentations and papers. Craig’s articles on forensic technology and electronic discovery frequently appear in the national media and he teaches E-Discovery and Digital Evidence at the University of Texas School of Law. Electronic Discovery Industry Trends

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2018 – 44,701,278 records leaked

IT Governance

The representative did a “visual review” of the buckets, as USPS’s internal policy is not to plug any USB sticks into a computer (not all bad practice, eh?), California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices. The law will apply to consumer electronics from 2020.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in October 2018 – 44,701,278 records leaked

IT Governance

The representative did a “visual review” of the buckets, as USPS’s internal policy is not to plug any USB sticks into a computer (not all bad practice, eh?), California passes law that bans default passwords in connected devices. The law will apply to consumer electronics from 2020.

Security and Privacy Implications of Zoom

Schneier on Security

The company collects a laundry list of data about you, including user name, physical address, email address, phone number, job information, Facebook profile information, computer or phone specs, IP address, and any other information you create or upload.

2017 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 3

eDiscovery Daily

Hornak denied the plaintiff’s Motions to Compel third parties Microsoft, Google and Yahoo to Produce Responsive Documents Pursuant to their Subpoenas, finding that “resolution of this case begins and ends with the Stored Communications Act (‘SCA’), which generally provides that ‘a person or entity providing an electronic communication service to the public shall not knowingly divulge to any person or entity the contents of a communication while in electronic storage by that service.’”.

What IG Professionals Should Know About the Internet of Bodies

ARMA International

Another common name for the IoB is embodied computing , where the human body is used as a technology platform. Some IoB devices can provide access to systems and workspaces without the need for passwords or key cards and can offer convenient purchases of goods or services.

Bomb Threat, Sextortion Spammers Abused Weakness at GoDaddy.com

Krebs on Security

In July 2018, email users around the world began complaining of receiving spam which began with a password the recipient used at some point in the past and threatened to release embarrassing videos of the recipient unless a bitcoin ransom was paid.

First Multistate HIPAA Data Breach Lawsuit May Signal Increased State Interest in Data Security Enforcement

Data Matters

On December 3, 2018, twelve attorneys general (“AGs”) jointly filed a data breach lawsuit against Medical Informatics Engineering and its subsidiary, NoMoreClipboard LLC (collectively “the Company”), an electronic health records company, in federal district court in Indiana. According to the complaint, over a period of 19 days, hackers were able to infiltrate the Company’s computer systems.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 210 – News of the week

Security Affairs

Romanian duo convicted of fraud Scheme infecting 400,000 computers. RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack. Facebook admitted to have stored millions of Instagram users passwords in plaintext. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

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OCR Enters into Record Settlement with Anthem

Hunton Privacy

Attackers were able to download malicious files to the employee’s computer and gain access to other Anthem systems that contained individuals’ names, Social Security numbers, medical identification numbers, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses and employment information. Unfortunately, Anthem failed to implement appropriate measures for detecting hackers who had gained access to their system to harvest passwords and steal people’s private information.” Recently, the U.S.

MartyMcFly Malware: new Cyber-Espionage Campaign targeting Italian Naval Industry

Security Affairs

How Microsoft Excel is able to decrypt such a content if no password is requested to the end user? I am a computer security scientist with an intensive hacking background. I do have a MD in computer engineering and a PhD on computer security from University of Bologna.

Frequent VBA Macros used in Office Malware

Security Affairs

Set WinHttpReq = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP") WinHttpReq.setOption(2) = 13056 ' Ignore cert errors WinHttpReq.Open "GET", droppingURL, False ', "username", "password" WinHttpReq.setRequestHeader "User-Agent", "Mozilla/4.0

Supply Chain Security is the Whole Enchilada, But Who’s Willing to Pay for It?

Krebs on Security

based tech firm to secretly embed tiny computer chips into electronic devices purchased and used by almost 30 different companies. It also dominates the $1 billion market for boards used in special-purpose computers, from MRI machines to weapons systems.

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Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. Social engineering deceives and manipulates individuals into divulging sensitive information by convincing them to click malicious links or grant access to a computer, building or system.

Five Steps to HIPAA Security Compliance

HIPAA

The health insurance portability and accountability act has set various guidelines, which should be adhered to by anyone who handles any electronic medical data. These guidelines stipulate that all medical practices must ensure that all necessary measures are in place while saving, accessing and sharing any electronic medical data to keep patient data secure. This means that a medical practice could be using electronic systems which are not compliant with HIPAA standards.

Weekly podcast: Yahoo hacker sentenced, acoustic DoS attack and GDPR compliance fails

IT Governance

This week, we discuss the sentencing of one of the perpetrators of the 2013 Yahoo breach, a new type of denial-of-service attack that can crash computers just using sound and how not to email your customers. It’s even possible to do this using a computer’s own speakers.