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Ransomware: No Decline in Victims Posted to Data-Leak Sites

Data Breach Today

Count of Victims - Listed on Leak Sites or Not - Appears To Be Holding Steady One measure of the damage being done by ransomware groups continues to be how many victims get listed on ransomware operators' dedicated data-leak sites, as part of their so-called double extortion tactics.

Patch Tuesday, October 2021 Edition

Krebs on Security

Microsoft today issued updates to plug more than 70 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software, including one vulnerability that is already being exploited. This month’s Patch Tuesday also includes security fixes for the newly released Windows 11 operating system.


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GUEST ESSAY: How SPDX helps reconcile interdependencies of open, proprietary software

The Last Watchdog

Software today is built on a combination of open source and proprietary software packages. Developers can reuse and build on the packages created by others, which results in the rapid creation of new capabilities and technologies. Related: How SBOM factors into DevSecOps. This reuse creates dependencies, all of which don’t necessarily stay updated at the same pace.

Security Risks of Client-Side Scanning

Schneier on Security

Even before Apple made its announcement , law enforcement shifted their battle for backdoors to client-side scanning. The idea is that they wouldn’t touch the cryptography, but instead eavesdrop on communications and systems before encryption or after decryption.

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Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

Missouri Refers Responsible Bug Report to Prosecutors

Data Breach Today

Michael L. Parson Alleges Newspaper Employee Improperly Accessed Data A newspaper employee in Missouri who responsibly reported the exposure of Social Security numbers on a state government website has been accused of malicious hacking by the state's governor.

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GUEST ESSAY: A primer on the degrees of privacy tech companies assign to your digital footprints

The Last Watchdog

In recent years, brands have started butting up against the line between convenience and privacy. Shoppers love the convenience of personalized experiences that their data powers, but then horror stories such as the Cambridge Analytica scandal make people skeptical about how much information companies should be collecting and sharing. Related: Apple battles Facebook over consumer privacy.

Accenture discloses data breach after LockBit ransomware attack

Security Affairs

IT and consulting giant Accenture confirmed a data breach after the ransomware attack conducted by LockBit operators in August 2021. Global IT consultancy giant Accenture discloses a data breach after the LockBit ransomware attack that hit the company in August 2021.

US Agencies to Water Facilities: You May Be Next Target

Data Breach Today

FBI, CISA, EPA & NSA Advisory Says Threats to Critical Infrastructure Rising U.S. federal agencies issued a joint advisory around potential cyber threats to the nation's water facilities.

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How Coinbase Phishers Steal One-Time Passwords

Krebs on Security

A recent phishing campaign targeting Coinbase users shows thieves are getting cleverer about phishing one-time passwords (OTPs) needed to complete the login process.

The Importance of PCI Compliance and Data Ownership When Issuing Payment Cards

This eBook provides a practical explanation of the different PCI compliance approaches that payment card issuers can adopt, as well as the importance of both protecting user PII and gaining ownership and portability of their sensitive data.

Missouri Threatens to Sue a Reporter Over a Security Flaw

WIRED Threat Level

The governor warned that he would take legal action against a journalist who identified a vulnerability that exposed teachers' Social Security numbers. Security Security / Security News

NSA explains how to avoid dangers of Wildcard TLS Certificates and ALPACA attacks

Security Affairs

The NSA issued a technical advisory to warn organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack. The National Security Agency (NSA) is warning organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack.

ISMG Editors' Panel: Are Our Systems Too Complex to Secure?

Data Breach Today

VirusTotal Shares Data on Ransomware Activity

Dark Reading

Google's online malware scanning service analyzed 80 million ransomware samples that were uploaded in the past year-and-a-half

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.

The European Parliament Voted to Ban Remote Biometric Surveillance

Schneier on Security

It’s not actually banned in the EU yet — the legislative process is much more complicated than that — but it’s a step: a total ban on biometric mass surveillance.

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Microsoft mitigated a record 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack in August

Security Affairs

Microsoft Azure cloud service mitigated a massive DDoS attack of 2.4 terabytes per second (Tbps) at the end of August, it is the largest DDoS attack to date. Microsoft announced that its Azure cloud service mitigated a 2.4

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Thingiverse Data Leak Affects 228,000 Subscribers

Data Breach Today

The Data Dump Is Being Broadly Circulated on a Popular Hacking Forum Thingiverse, a popular website dedicated to sharing user-created digital design files, has reportedly leaked a 36GB backup file that contains 2.5 million unique email addresses and other personally identifiable information


A Close Look at Russia's Ghostwriter Campaign

Dark Reading

The group, which conducts espionage and sows disinformation, is larger than previously thought and has shifted tactics


Make Payment Optimization a Part of Your Core Payment Strategy

Everything you need to know about payment optimization – an easy-to-integrate, PCI-compliant solution that enables companies to take control of their PSPs, minimize processing costs, maximize approval rates, and keep control over their payments data.

How to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account

WIRED Threat Level

If you've finally hit your breaking point, here's how to say goodbye to Mark Zuckerberg's empire. Security Security / Security Advice

Security expert published NMAP script for Apache CVE-2021-41773 vulnerability

Security Affairs

Security expert Dhiraj Mishra published an NMAP script for the CVE-2021-41773 Path Traversal vulnerability affecting Apache Web Server version 2.4.49.

Democratic Lawmakers Urge Agencies to Act on Ransomware

Data Breach Today

Letter to 4 Departments Asserts that Cryptocurrency Is Enabling These Attacks A congressional letter sent to the heads of four federal agencies expressed an urgent need for the Biden administration to continue combating ransomware.

Google Launches Security Advisory Service, Security to Workspaces

Dark Reading

Internet giant aims to help companies use the cloud securely and adds more security features to its productivity workspaces to better compete with Microsoft

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Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

Microsoft Azure Attack Illustrates Ongoing DDoS Threats

eSecurity Planet

Officials with Microsoft’s Azure public cloud said the company in late August was able to stave off a record distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against a European customer that originated in the Asia-Pacific region. The attack, which hit 2.4

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Apple released emergency update to fix zero-day actively exploited

Security Affairs

Apple released emergency updates for both iOS and iPadOS to address a zero-day flaw that is actively exploited in the wild. Apple has released iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 to address a zero-day flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-30883, that is actively exploited in the wild.

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Teenage Cybercrime: Giving Young Hackers A Second Chance

Data Breach Today

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of attempts made by European law enforcement to encourage young cybercriminals to channel their skills in more ethical ways. Also featured: Fraud detection and response; Inspiring behavioural change

'Clumsy' BlackByte Malware Reuses Crypto Keys, Worms Into Networks

Dark Reading

Discovered during a recent incident response engagement, the malware avoids Russian computers and uses a single symmetric key for encrypting every compromised system

Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

Airline Passenger Mistakes Vintage Camera for a Bomb

Schneier on Security

I feel sorry for the accused : The “security incident” that forced a New-York bound flight to make an emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday turned out to be a misunderstanding — after an airline passenger mistook another traveler’s camera for a bomb, sources said Sunday.

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Google addresses four high-severity flaws in Chrome

Security Affairs

Google has addressed a total of four high-severity vulnerabilities in the Chrome version for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Google released security updates to address a total of four high-severity vulnerabilities in the Chrome version for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Fertility Testing Lab Says Ransomware Breach Affects 350,000

Data Breach Today

Also, NJ AG Smacks Fertility Clinic With Big Fine in Hacking Incident A flurry of hacking incidents and other recent breach developments highlight the cyberthreats and risks facing fertility healthcare and other related specialty providers that handle sensitive patient information