Aug 26, 2019

Apple, Silicon Valley chip stocks hammered after Trump’s ‘shot across the bow

The U.S.-China trade war has escalated. After China imposed tariffs on 75 billion US goods on the 23rd, US President Trump immediately retaliated, not only raising tariffs on Chinese imports more than $550 billion, but also “ordering” US companies. Withdraw from China! Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 26, 2019 2:32 am

Aug 23, 2019

New Bluetooth Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Intercept Traffic

A group of researchers recently discovered a critical vulnerability in Bluetooth connectivity that could expose a large number of Bluetooth devices to attack attacks.

The Bluetooth SIG, an organization that oversees the Bluetooth technology standard, has now issued a security notice for the above situation. The notice pointed out that a new attack method called Key Negotiation of Bluetooth (KNOB, Bluetooth Key Negotiation) is emerging. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 23, 2019 6:30 am and last modified on August 23, 2019 9:17 am.

Aug 22, 2019

34M Vulnerabilities have been Reported on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud

According to a Chance of Entropy report from Unit 42, the threat intelligence team at Palo Alto Networks Inc., the recent public cloud security issue highlights the fact that cloud security incidents and overall cloud security vulnerabilities occur from time to time. The main reason is that the application customers lack basic safety professional knowledge, and deploy threats on cloud infrastructure themselves. This situation will be further exacerbated as the use of the cloud continues to grow and the environment becomes more complex. This situation will get worse as the cloud usage grows and environments become more complex. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 22, 2019 7:45 am

Aug 21, 2019

Texas Government Organizations Hit by Ransomware Attack

According to reliable reports, ransomware might be a small matter in the field of cybercrime five years ago, but now it is one of the most expensive problems that bother IT systems. Texas became the latest state that has been attacked by ransomware, and 20 local government entities in the state have been affected. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 21, 2019 3:32 am

Aug 19, 2019

Data of 15+ Million Myki Cards in Australia has been Leaked

More than 15 million myki cards in Australia have been leaked, involving 1.8 billion events. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 19, 2019 2:12 am

Aug 15, 2019

Crypto Criminals Rake in $4.3 Billion in 2019 so far

The cryptocurrency intelligence company CipherTrace released its Q2 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Report on August 12. According to the report, Cryptocurrency thefts, scams, and fraud could hit $4.3 billion in 2019. In the first quarter of 2019, criminals stole more than $356 million from exchanges and infrastructure. Of these losses, the “exit scam” stole $295 million worth of currency. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 15, 2019 2:51 am and last modified on August 14, 2019 2:53 am.

Aug 14, 2019

WhatsApp Hack Attack Can Change Your Messages

A high-risk vulnerability was exposed on WhatsApp, a Facebook-based instant messaging app for about 1.5 billion users worldwide. It could enable an attacker to use the platform to manipulate or tamper with chat messages, in both public conversations mode and private conversations. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 14, 2019 2:48 am and last modified on August 14, 2019 2:54 am.

Aug 12, 2019

Black Hat 2019, RDP Vulnerability can Affect Hyper-V

According to security officer Eyal Itkin, his experience of discovering RDP vulnerabilities was revealed at the recently concluded Black Hat conference. The researchers submitted a report of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) vulnerability to Microsoft in last October. Back then, Microsoft didn’t take it seriously until Microsoft noticed that the vulnerability jeopardized Hyper-V and applied for the CVE-ID vulnerability number. The vulnerability was fixed in July this year. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 12, 2019 3:42 am and last modified on August 12, 2019 3:45 am.

Aug 8, 2019

Be Careful with Unknown Emails for the Latest Ransomware

Recently, security researchers have detected a new type of ransomware, which targets at Android users. On the infected device, it can infect other devices by sending text messages to victims’ contacts list on the phone. In this way, this kind of ransomware can be spread widely through the victim’s mobile phone. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 8, 2019 6:32 am

Aug 7, 2019

StockX Was Hacked, Reportedly Exposing Over 6 Million Users’ Data


After raising a fund of $110 million in June, StockX, a sneaker trading platform, appears to be one step closer to become listing. However, this platform has been hacked last week. Read the rest of this post »

Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 7, 2019 1:39 am

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