On September 11, the media reports, the Walcott School District in Connecticut, USA, became the victim of a ransomware attack for the second time in only four months. Teachers and students were unable to access the internal email system. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on September 16, 2019 2:01 am
On September 8, 85 districts of the Russian Federation held local council elections or direct elections by governors and mayors on September 8. The Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Communications said on the 8th that when it supervised the Russian local election vote, it found that Google, Facebook and YouTube used network resources to disseminate political advertisements related to the election, which was suspected of interfering with Russian sovereignty. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on September 11, 2019 2:08 am and last modified on September 12, 2019 2:46 am.
Federal law enforcement officials met with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter on Wednesday to further strengthen strategic cooperation on the security of US state, federal and presidential elections in 2020 based on previous discussions.
It is reported that the meeting was held at Facebook’s headquarters in Monroe Park, California. The institutions attending include the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence Agency. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on September 6, 2019 7:25 am and last modified on September 6, 2019 7:25 am.
Yves Rocher hit by wider breach. It is reported researchers at security research firm vpnMentor discovered access to a private Aliznet database containing 2.5 million Canadian Yves Rocher customers on an unprotected Elasticsearch server. The leaked data includes customer name, phone number, email, date of birth, and postal code. The researchers also found more than 6 million customer orders in the database, including transaction amounts, currency used, delivery dates, and store locations. Each order is associated with a unique customer ID. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on September 5, 2019 6:27 am and last modified on September 6, 2019 2:53 am.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently announced that it has reached a settlement with Juniper Networks on the overseas bribery case, and Juniper agreed to pay more than $11.7 million in settlement payments. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on September 4, 2019 2:09 am
According to a report from McAfee, a network security company, in the first quarter of 2019, there were 504 new cyber threats per minute globally, and the number of ransomware samples increased by 118% year-on-year. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on September 2, 2019 2:43 am and last modified on September 2, 2019 2:43 am.
On August 28, more than 80 global e-commerce sites were reported to be attacked by the Magecart Group. Magecart is a loose attack organization that launched payment card attacks against companies such as Ticketmaster, Forbes, British Airways, and Newegg. The organization typically inserts a virtual credit card splitter (also known as formjacking) in a web application (usually a shopping cart) and then steals credit card information for sale on the black market. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 30, 2019 7:14 am
Apple released a patch to fix a dangerous bug on Monday.
Apple released the patch after a flaw in the latest iPhone allowed hackers to easily jailbreak through previous versions of iOS. In July, apple released iOS 12.4, an update that re-exposed a previously fixed bug. Last week, iPhone jailbreakers discovered apple’s mistake and used it to jailbreak the latest iPhone. This is the first time in recent years that hackers have managed to jailbreak the latest version of iOS. Read the rest of this post »
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan on August 28, 2019 7:24 am and last modified on September 3, 2019 3:29 am.
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 and last modified on September 3, 2019 3:30 am.
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.