June, 2020

What Will Cybersecurity's 'New Normal' Look Like?

Dark Reading

The coronavirus pandemic has forced changes for much of the business world, cybersecurity included. What can we expect going forward

How Covid-19 Contact Tracing Works on Your Phone

WIRED Threat Level

Developers are working on track-and-trace systems to keep infection levels low. The apps aren't here yet, but here's what they do—and how you can enable them. Gear Gear / How To and Advice Security

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Attackers Target Vulnerable Exchange Servers

Data Breach Today

Microsoft Urges Patching, Other Mitigation Steps Microsoft is warning its customers that attackers are increasingly targeting unpatched Exchange servers, with a significant uptick in activity since April

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Anonymous Stole and Leaked a Megatrove of Police Documents

WIRED Threat Level

The so-called BlueLeaks collection includes internal memos, financial records, and more from over 200 state, local, and federal agencies. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

City Pays Ransom Despite Pre-Ransomware Outbreak Hack Alert

Data Breach Today

DoppelPaymer Hit Comes as Ransomware Attacks - and Data-Leaking Shakedowns - Surge The attack sounds ripped from an episode of TV show "24": Hackers have infiltrated a government network, and they're days away from unleashing ransomware. Unfortunately for Florence, a city in Alabama, no one saved the day, and officials are sending $300,000 in bitcoins to attackers for a decryption key

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Dating Apps Exposed 845GB of Explicit Photos, Chats, and More

WIRED Threat Level

3somes, Gay Daddy Bear, and Herpes Dating are among the nine services that leaked the data of hundreds of thousands of users. Security Security / Security News

How to keep your remote work team together

OpenText Information Management

Remote work teams around the world are showing that despite today’s extraordinary circumstances, we can still churn out hearty levels of productivity. But it’s challenging. Maybe it’s our innate desire for connection or our drive to escape social isolation, but lately many of us are missing our teammates and the buzz of an office environment. … The post How to keep your remote work team together appeared first on OpenText Blogs.

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7 Ransomware Trends: Gangs Join Forces, Decryptors Improve

Data Breach Today

Can't Stop the Crypto-Locking Malware Attacks? Criminals Keep Hitting Big Targets Ransomware gangs continue to innovate: Recently, reports have emerged of collaboration between the Maze and Lockbit gangs, and REvil not just leaking stolen data for free, but auctioning it off to the highest bidder. On the upside, however, security firms continue to release free decryptors for some strains

Turn on MFA Before Crooks Do It For You

Krebs on Security

Hundreds of popular websites now offer some form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), which can help users safeguard access to accounts when their password is breached or stolen. But people who don’t take advantage of these added safeguards may find it far more difficult to regain access when their account gets hacked, because increasingly thieves will enable multi-factor options and tie the account to a device they control. Here’s the story of one such incident.

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Hundreds of malicious Chrome browser extensions used to spy on you!

Security Affairs

Malicious Chrome browser extensions were employed in a surveillance campaign on a large scale, millions of users potentially impacted. Malicious Chrome browser extensions were used in a massive surveillance campaign aimed at users working in the financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare, government organizations, and pharmaceuticals. The malicious Chrome browser extensions were discovered by researchers from Awake Security that shared their findings with Google.

Good Cyber Hygiene in a Post-Pandemic World Starts with Us

Dark Reading

Three ways that security teams can improve processes and collaboration, all while creating the common ground needed to sustain them

Even Ethical Hackers Abuse Cloud Services

Data Breach Today

Creating Cloud-Hosted Attack Infrastructures a Common Practice, Academic Researchers Find Many ethical hackers and other security professionals, such as penetration testers, have weaponized cloud platforms to host online attack infrastructure or have used the platforms to conduct reconnaissance, according security researchers at Texas Tech University

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Facebook and Twitter Want to Keep the Justice System Skewed Against Defendants

WIRED Threat Level

Their CEOs have pledged support for reform amid the George Floyd protests—while their lawyers are fighting to preserve law enforcement’s advantage in court. Security Security / Privacy

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Today’s organizations are faced with the overwhelming challenge of managing, finding, and leveraging their information. This eBook discusses a newly discovered information discipline and is filled to the brim with helpful information.

Delivery Hero Confirms Foodora Data Breach

Data Breach Today

Personal Details on 727,000 Accounts in 14 Countries Leaked Delivery Hero, the online food delivery service, has confirmed a data breach of its Foodora brand. Breached information includes personal details for 727,000 accounts - names, addresses, phone numbers, precise location data and hashed passwords - in 14 countries

‘BlueLeaks’ Exposes Files from Hundreds of Police Departments

Krebs on Security

Hundreds of thousands of potentially sensitive files from police departments across the United States were leaked online last week. The collection, dubbed “ BlueLeaks ” and made searchable online, stems from a security breach at a Texas web design and hosting company that maintains a number of state law enforcement data-sharing portals.

MY TAKE: Remote classes, mobile computing heighten need for a security culture in K-12 schools

The Last Watchdog

Parents have long held a special duty to protect their school-aged children from bad actors on the Internet. Related: Mock attacks help schools defend themselves Now COVID-19 has dramatically and permanently expanded that parental responsibility, as well as extended it to ill-prepared school officials in K-12 campuses all across the nation. The prospect of remotely-taught lessons remaining widespread for some time to come has profound privacy and cybersecurity implications, going forward.

Bank Card "Master Key" Stolen

Schneier on Security

South Africa's Postbank experienced a catastrophic security failure. The bank's master PIN key was stolen, forcing it to cancel and replace 12 million bank cards. The breach resulted from the printing of the bank's encrypted master key in plain, unencrypted digital language at the Postbank's old data centre in the Pretoria city centre. According to a number of internal Postbank reports, which the Sunday Times obtained, the master key was then stolen by employees.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Files Stolen from 945 Websites Discovered on Dark Web

Dark Reading

Researchers who found the archived SQL files estimate up to 14 million people could be affected

79 Netgear router models affected by a dangerous Zero-day

Security Affairs

79 Netgear router models are vulnerable to a severe unpatched security vulnerability that can be exploited by remote attackers to take over devices. Security experts Adam Nichols from GRIMM and d4rkn3ss from the Vietnamese internet service provider VNPT have independently reported a severe unpatched security vulnerability that affects 79 Netgear router models.

Nephilim Ransomware Gang Tied to Citrix Gateway Hacks

Data Breach Today

Campaign Targets Unpatched Software and Weak Authentication, Defenders Warn Hackers wielding Nefilim ransomware are targeting unpatched or poorly secured Citrix remote-access technology, then stealing data, unleashing crypto-locking malware and threatening to dump data to try to force payment, New Zealand's national computer emergency response team warns

Florence, Ala. Hit By Ransomware 12 Days After Being Alerted by KrebsOnSecurity

Krebs on Security

In late May, KrebsOnSecurity alerted numerous officials in Florence, Ala. that their information technology systems had been infiltrated by hackers who specialize in deploying ransomware. Nevertheless, on Friday, June 5, the intruders sprang their attack, deploying ransomware and demanding nearly $300,000 worth of bitcoin. City officials now say they plan to pay the ransom demand, in hopes of keeping the personal data of their citizens off of the Internet.

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

SHARED INTEL: How ransomware evolved from consumer trickery to deep enterprise hacks

The Last Watchdog

Ransomware is undoubtedly one of the most unnerving phenomena in the cyber threat landscape. Numerous strains of this destructive code have been the front-page news in global computer security chronicles for almost a decade now, with jaw-dropping ups and dramatic downs accompanying its progress. Related: What local government can do to repel ransomware Ransomware came into existence in 1989 as a primitive program dubbed the AIDS Trojan that was spreading via 5.25-inch diskettes.

COVID-19 Risks of Flying

Schneier on Security

I fly a lot. Over the past five years, my average speed has been 32 miles an hour. That all changed mid-March. It's been 105 days since I've been on an airplane -- longer than any other time in my adult life -- and I have no future flights scheduled. This is all a prelude to saying that I have been paying a lot of attention to the COVID-related risks of flying. We know a lot more about how COVID-19 spreads than we did in March.

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Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations

WIRED Threat Level

The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that's hundreds of feet away. Security Security / Cyberattacks and Hacks

T-Mobile suffered a major outage in the US allegedly caused by a massive DDoS attack

Security Affairs

Wireless carrier T-Mobile suffered a major outage in the United States, that impacted service at other carriers, due to a “massive” DDoS attack. Wireless carrier T-Mobile suffered a massive DDoS attack that caused a major outage in the United States that impacted service at other carriers due to a “massive” DDoS attack. This DDoS attack is serious. It has taken down Instagram, Facebook, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Twitch… 2020 is something else.

Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

7 Ransomware Trends: Gangs Join Forces, Auction Stolen Data

Data Breach Today

Can't Stop the Crypto-Locking Malware Attacks? Criminals Keep Hitting Big Targets Ransomware gangs keep innovating: Maze has begun leaking data on behalf of both Lockbit and RagnarLocker, while REvil has started auctioning data - from victims who don't meet its ransom demands - to the highest bidder. Thankfully, security experts continue to release free decryptors for some strains

Owners of DDoS-for-Hire Service vDOS Get 6 Months Community Service

Krebs on Security

The co-owners of vDOS , a now-defunct service that for four years helped paying customers launch more than two million distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that knocked countless Internet users and websites offline, each have been sentenced to six months of community service by an Israeli court. vDOS as it existed on Sept. 8, 2016.

NEW TECH: Cequence Security’s new ‘API Sentinel’ helps identify, mitigate API exposures

The Last Watchdog

Application Programming Interfaces – APIs. Without them digital transformation would never have gotten off the ground. Related: Defending botnet-driven business logic hacks APIs made possible the astounding cloud, mobile and IoT services we have today. This happened, at a fundamental level, by freeing up software developers to innovate on the fly. APIs have exploded in enterprise use over the past several years.