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. “As part of our regular darkweb monitoring, our researchers came across the data leak of LG Electronics been published by the Maze ransomware operators. SecurityAffairs – LG Electronics, Maze ransomware).

Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots

Dark Reading

Security Pro File: Award-winning computer scientist and electronic voting expert Barbara Simons chats up her pioneering days in computer programming, paper-ballot backups, Internet voting, math, and sushi

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Calculating electronic records storage costs

The Schedule

This post will do the same for electronic records and follows the same formula of not taking into account personnel or overhead costs or depreciation of equipment. If you prefer a truncated version of this information, I’ve created a 1-page brochure of questions to consider about electronic records storage costs. Calculating the costs for storing your electronic records on premise will largely depend on the size of your organization.

RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack

Security Affairs

Electronic Arts (EA) has fixed a security issue in the Windows version of its gaming client Origin that allowed hackers to remotely execute code on an affected computer. Electronic Arts (EA) has addressed a vulnerability in the Windows version of its gaming client Origin that allowed hackers to remotely execute code on an affected computer. Electronic Arts already released a security patch for the remote code execution vulnerability.

Supply-Chain Attack against the Electron Development Platform

Schneier on Security

Electron is a cross-platform development system for many popular communications apps, including Skype, Slack, and WhatsApp. Security vulnerabilities in the update system allows someone to silently inject malicious code into applications. The vulnerability is not part of the applications themselves but of the underlying Electron framework -- ­and that vulnerability allows malicious activities to be hidden within processes that appear to be benign.

Keeping up with Quantum Technology | Quantum Computing

Everteam

While everyone is digging deep into the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain and many other new digital transformation phenomena, Quantum Computing has been transformed from theory to reality. Listed under one of the ten strategic technology trends for 2019 according to Gartner, Quantum Computing has been grabbing the headlines. Let’s move to how it’s related to computers. What is Quantum Computing? Quantum Computing quantum computing

New Rules Announced for Border Inspection of Electronic Devices

Threatpost

Cloud Security Cryptography Government Mobile Security Privacy ACLU cameras computers digital privacy digital search Electronic Frontier Foundation Encryption passcodes phones reasonable suspicion tablets U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol announced new restrictions on when agents can copy data from digital devices at border crossing points.

More Attacks against Computer Automatic Update Systems

Schneier on Security

As in the ASUS case, the samples were using digitally signed binaries from three other Asian vendors: Electronics Extreme, authors of the zombie survival game called Infestation: Survivor Stories , Innovative Extremist, a company that provides Web and IT infrastructure services but also used to work in game development, Zepetto, the South Korean company that developed the video game Point Blank. Me on supply chain security.

Magecart cybercrime group stole customers’ credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer

Security Affairs

Magecart hackers have stolen customers’ credit card data from the computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg. The Magecart cybercrime group is back, this time the hackers have stolen customers’ credit card data from the computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg. behind the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches has now victimized popular computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg.

The Race is On! Crypto Agility vs Quantum Computing. Who is ahead?

Thales eSecurity

Preparing for Data Security in the Quantum Computing Era. Each passing day brings the world closer to the exciting reality of powerful quantum computing. Weather prediction, air traffic control, urban planning, defense strategies, medical research and so much more will be affected by the new era of computing power in ways we can’t even yet predict. Quantum readiness, or crypto-agility, is critical to protecting and securing data and fending off new threats.

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ruling on Common Law Duty to Protect Electronic Employee Data

Hunton Privacy

The case arose from a data breach in which criminals accessed UPMC’s computer systems and stole the personal and financial information of 62,000 current and former UPMC employees. This information included names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, tax forms and bank account data, all of which the employees were required to provide as a condition of employment.

RIM-brain in Movies and TV

The Texas Record

While watching Rogue One , I could not help but notice the implications for the protection and security of Imperial records. K-2SO was then able to login to the computer system in the Scarif base. Imperial security guards) in charge of these systems were fooled.

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Maryland Court Finds Coverage for Lost Data and Slow Computers After Ransomware Attack

Hunton Privacy

State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company , finding coverage for a cyber attack under a non-cyber insurance policy after the insured’s server and networked computer system were damaged as a result of a ransomware attack. National Ink’s server and networked computers experienced a ransomware attack, which prevented National Ink from accessing the logos, designs and software that are stored on these servers.

HHS Releases Guidance on HIPAA and Cloud Computing

Hunton Privacy

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued guidance (the “Guidance”) for HIPAA-covered entities that use cloud computing services involving electronic protected health information (“ePHI”). The BAA must establish the permitted and required uses and disclosures of ePHI, and require the BAA to appropriately safeguard ePHI, including by implementing the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule.

Midterm Election Security: Why Patching Is a Critical Issue

Data Breach Today

Many of the computer devices to be used for electronic voting in November's midterm elections have unpatched older operating systems that make them vulnerable, says Darien Kindlund, a data scientist at the cybersecurity firm Insight Engines, which advises governments and others

Securing Elections

Schneier on Security

Today, we conduct our elections on computers. Our registration lists are in computer databases. And our tabulation and reporting is done on computers. We do this for a lot of good reasons, but a side effect is that elections now have all the insecurities inherent in computers. In 2007, the states of California and Ohio conducted audits of their electronic voting machines. We can securely bank online, but can't securely vote online.

Court Rules Fraud Involving a Computer Is Not ‘Computer Fraud’ under Crime Protection Policy

Hunton Privacy

18, 2016), that a crime protection insurance policy does not cover loss resulting from a fraudulent email directing funds to be sent electronically to the imposter’s bank account because the scheme did not constitute “computer fraud” under the policy. GAIC denied coverage, claiming that the loss did not directly result from the use of a computer nor did the use of a computer cause the transfer of the funds.

Supply Chain Security 101: An Expert’s View

Krebs on Security

alongside Tony Sager , senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security and a former bug hunter at the U.S. National Security Agency. We talked at length about many issues, including supply chain security, and I asked Sager whether he’d heard anything about rumors that Supermicro — a high tech firm in San Jose, Calif. Tony Sager, senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security.

Pulse Check- Have You Found Gaps in Your Healthcare Privacy and Security Policies During the Pandemic?

InfoGoTo

Or maybe you had to quickly roll out a secure telehealth solution for provider visits. Setup secure connections and access for virtual work and telehealth visits- check. accessing and moving information between systems securely.

The Myth of Consumer-Grade Security

Schneier on Security

They affect national security. They're critical to national security as well as personal security. Before the Internet revolution, military-grade electronics were different from consumer-grade. That started to change in the 1980s, when consumer electronics started to become the place where innovation happened. And a lot of battle-hardened technologies are the same computer hardware and software products as the commercial items, but in sturdier packaging.

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. Reacting to the BYOD craze , mobile security frameworks have veered from one partially effective approach to the next over the past decade. Containerizing data is a methodology that could anchor mobile security, in a very robust way, for the long haul.

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Microsoft Calls for Legislative Action to Set Rules for Cloud Computing

Hunton Privacy

Microsoft is urging Congress and the information technology industry to act now to ensure that cloud computing is guided by an international commitment to privacy, security and transparency for consumers, businesses and government. Information Security Online Privacy Cloud Computing Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Electronic Communications Privacy Act Microsoft

NIST Issues Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing

Hunton Privacy

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) has issued draft Guidelines on Security and Privacy in Public Cloud Computing (SP 800-144) (the “Guidelines”) for public comment. The Guidelines provide an overview of the security and privacy challenges pertinent to public cloud computing, and identify considerations for organizations outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

FAQ: How does web archiving fit into records management?

The Texas Record

Other things to consider are the cost of the storage that will be needed to meet retention and security obligations, the level of ease certain web archiving systems will bring in accessing your records as technology changes, and any records management policies that may need revision to comply with state laws and rules and in anticipation of any public information requests for records that were created through any technology used by your organization to carry out its day-to-day operations.

An Early Recap of Privacy in 2020: A US Perspective

Data Matters

National Security Agency without the benefit of privacy protections available in Europe. The CJEU did not so much as ask whether any EU member state has an oversight body to examine and judge the privacy or civil rights implications of electronic surveillance the way PCLOB and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court do — with full national security clearance to access the deepest secrets of signals intelligence.

Security expert Marco Ramilli released for free the Malware Hunter tool

Security Affairs

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. During my PhD program I worked for US Government (@ National Institute of Standards and Technology, Security Division) where I did intensive researches in Malware evasion techniques and penetration testing of electronic voting systems. Security Affairs – MartyMcFly, malware).

Podcast Episode 128: Do Security and Privacy have a Booth at CES?

The Security Ledger

In this episode of The Security Ledger podcast (#128): you're going to hear a lot from the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) out in Las Vegas this week, but are any of the new gadgets being released secure? And do security and privacy have a seat at the table at the world's largest electronics event? » Related Stories Spotlight: as Attacks Mount, how to secure the Industrial Internet Die Hard is a Movie About Building Automation Insecurity.

Understanding IoT Security Challenges – An Interview with an Industry Expert

Thales eSecurity

It is no secret that security plays a very important part in the successful deployment and management of this technology, and its applications are set to transform the way we live and do business. What is the biggest security challenge facing the growing IoT? For Secure IoT, all connected devices and services must have trusted identities. How is Nexus involved in ensuring a more secure credentialing and enrollment process? Data security

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Old Tech Spills Digital Dirt on Past Owners

Threatpost

Researcher buys old computers, flash drives, phones and hard drives and finds only two properly wiped devices out of 85 examined. Cryptography Privacy data breach data disposal data integrity data wiping hard drives insecure data leaky data old electronics personal identifiable information PII secure data

Do you know the difference between cyber security and information security?

IT Governance

You often see people use the terms ‘ cyber security ’ and ‘ information security ’ interchangeably. Information security. You’re most likely to access data on your work computer or via paper records, but information can also be found on removable disks, laptops, servers, personal devices and a host of other places. It all needs to be kept safe, and the process of doing that is called information security. There are two sub-categories of information security.

Spotlight Podcast: Two Decades On TCG Tackles Trustworthiness For The Internet of Things

The Security Ledger

The post Spotlight Podcast: Two Decades On TCG Tackles Trustworthiness For The Internet of Things appeared first on The Security Ledger. Related Stories Episode 186: Certifying Your Smart Home Security with GE Appliances and UL Spotlight Podcast: Securing the Enterprise’s New Normal Episode 185: Attacking COVID, Protecting Privacy. You might not have heard of the Trusted Computing Group but you have definitely used technology it helped develop and deliver.

Security Affairs newsletter Round 210 – News of the week

Security Affairs

The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Romanian duo convicted of fraud Scheme infecting 400,000 computers. Security Affairs newsletter Round 209 – News of the week. Gnosticplayers round 5 – 65 Million+ fresh accounts from 6 security breaches available for sale. Gnosticplayers round 5 – 65 Million+ fresh accounts from 8 security breaches available for sale. RCE flaw in Electronic Arts Origin client exposes gamers to hack.

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MY TAKE: Why security innovations paving the way for driverless cars will make IoT much safer

The Last Watchdog

Intelligent computing systems have been insinuating themselves into our homes and public gathering places for a while now. The good news is that there is some very deep, behind-the-scenes research and development work being done to make driverless vehicles safe and secure enough for public acceptance. I’m encouraged that this work should produce a halo effect on other smart systems, ultimately making less-critical Internet of Things systems much more secure, as well.

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Is Blockchain as Secure as People Think? Maybe Not: Cybersecurity Best Practices

eDiscovery Daily

Last month, the security team at Coinbase noticed something strange going on in Ethereum Classic, one of the cryptocurrencies people can buy and sell using Coinbase’s popular exchange platform. An attacker had somehow gained control of more than half of the network’s computing power and was using it to rewrite the transaction history. Besides that, we’ve long known that just as blockchains have unique security features, they have unique vulnerabilities.

GravityRAT malware also targets Android and macOS

Security Affairs

GravityRAT is a malware strain known for checking the CPU temperature of Windows computers to avoid being executed in sandboxes and virtual machines. The post GravityRAT malware also targets Android and macOS appeared first on Security Affairs.

EU to force tech firms to hand over terror suspects' messages

The Guardian Data Protection

Under the plans, judges in one member state will be able to seize electronic evidence held on a service provider in another European country through a transnational European production order. European Union Digital media Europe UK security and counter-terrorism Counter-terrorism policy Social media Politics UK news Privacy Police Brexit Telecommunications industry Data and computer security Data protection

Security Affairs newsletter Round 181 – News of the week

Security Affairs

The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Google Android team found high severity flaw in Honeywell Android-based handheld computers. Magecart cybercrime group stole customers credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer. Security Affairs – Newsletter ). The post Security Affairs newsletter Round 181 – News of the week appeared first on Security Affairs. A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived!

Does Your Business Depend on Stronger Election Security?

Adam Levin

This midterm election , a steady flow of headlines and heated controversy focused not on political leanings or flipping seats (at least directly), but rather on the security and integrity of the voting process itself. election officials to attempt to secure outdated, unreliable voting information systems and to provide some semblance of reassurance to voters that the representatives chosen to preside over the levers of power were legitimately elected in a transparent way.

Four individuals charged for the recent Twitter hack

Security Affairs

“Mason Sheppard, aka “Chaewon,” 19, of Bognor Regis, in the United Kingdom, was charged in a criminal complaint in the Northern District of California with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and the intentional access of a protected computer.”

Amicus Brief on CFAA

Adam Shostack

The EFF has filed an amicus brief on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: Washington, D.C.—The The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and leading cybersecurity experts today urged the Supreme Court to rein in the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)—and protect the security research we all rely on to keep us safe—by holding that accessing computers in ways that violate terms of service (TOS) does not violate the law. Legal Security