Infosec News

Carries news items (generally from mainstream sources) that relate to security.

Carries news items (generally from mainstream sources) that relate to security.
  1. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 17

    https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-stealth-mac-security-update-removes-flawed-software-report-says/

    By ABRAR AL-HEETI
    CNet News
    JULY 16, 2019

    Apple quietly rolled out a Mac security update to remove flawed software from
    Zoom partner apps RingCentral and Zhumu, according to a BuzzFeed News report.
    The update will reportedly roll out automatically but could take some time to
    reach all affected computers.

    RingCentral and Zhumu are videoconferencing...
  2. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 17

    https://www.cyberscoop.com/mikhail-rytikov-ukrainian-hacker-arrested-ivan-bakanov/

    By Jeff Stone
    CYBERSCOOP
    July 16, 2019

    Ukrainian police have arrested an accused cybercriminal who allegedly
    facilitated a web hosting scheme that made it possible for hackers to carry out
    attacks while avoiding international law enforcement.

    Mikhail Rytikov, a Ukrainian national, was apprehended in Odessa as part of an
    operation carried out with help from...
  3. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 17

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/15/technology/duckduckgo-private-search.html

    By Nathaniel Popper
    The New York Times
    July 15, 2019

    PAOLI, Pa. -- Gabriel Weinberg is taking aim at Google from a small building 20
    miles west of Philadelphia that looks like a fake castle. An optometrist has an
    office downstairs.

    Mr. Weinberg’s company, DuckDuckGo, has become one of the feistiest adversaries
    of Google. Started over a decade ago, DuckDuckGo...
  4. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 17

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/sprint-says-hackers-breached-customer-accounts-via-samsung-website/

    By Catalin Cimpanu
    Zero Day
    ZDNet News
    July 16, 2019

    US mobile network operator Sprint said hackers broke into an unknown number of
    customer accounts via the Samsung.com "add a line" website.

    "On June 22, Sprint was informed of unauthorized access to your Sprint account
    using your account credentials via the Samsung.com 'add...
  5. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 17

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/15/politics/assange-embassy-exclusive-documents/index.html

    By Marshall Cohen, Kay Guerrero and Arturo Torres
    CNN
    July 15, 2019

    Atlanta (CNN) -- New documents obtained exclusively by CNN reveal that
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received in-person deliveries,
    potentially of hacked materials related to the 2016 US election, during a
    series of suspicious meetings at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

    The documents...
  6. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 05

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/3/20681586/youtube-ban-instructional-hacking-phishing-videos-cyber-weapons-lab-strike

    By Adi Robertson
    The Verge
    July 3, 2019

    Earlier this year, YouTube added hacking and phishing tutorials to its examples
    of banned video content — and that ban has been publicized thanks to an
    apparent crackdown on an ethical “white hat” hacking and computer security
    channel.

    Kody Kinzie is a co-founder of Hacker...
  7. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 05

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/7-eleven-japanese-customers-lose-500000-due-to-mobile-app-flaw/

    By Catalin Cimpanu
    Zero Day
    ZDNet News
    July 4, 2019

    Approximately 900 customers of 7-Eleven Japan have lost a collective of ¥55
    million ($510,000) after hackers hijacked their 7pay app accounts and made
    illegal charges in their names.

    The incident was caused by an appalling security lapse in the design of the
    company's 7pay mobile payment...
  8. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 05

    https://siliconangle.com/2019/07/04/derptrolling-hacker-sentenced-27-months-behind-bars/

    By Duncan Riley
    SiliconANGLE
    July 4, 2019

    A 23-year-old man who was involved in multiple distributed
    denial-of-service attacks in December 2013 and January 2014 that targeted
    online gaming services has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.

    Austin Thompson, known online as DerpTroll, was part of a group known as
    DerpTrolling that attacked and...
  9. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 05

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xzj45/someone-is-spamming-and-breaking-a-core-component-of-pgps-ecosystem

    By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    Vice.com
    July 3, 2019

    Unknown attackers are spamming a core component of the ecosystem of the
    well-known encryption software PGP, breaking users' PGP installations and
    clients. What’s worse, there may be no way to stop them.

    Last week, contributors to the PGP protocol GnuPG noticed that someone...
  10. Posted by InfoSec News on Jul 05

    https://www.masslive.com/news/2019/07/a-constant-battle-with-some-us-cities-paying-high-ransoms-to-hackers-springfield-tries-to-help-city-workers-spot-phishing-emails.html

    By Matt Berg
    The Republican
    July 4, 2019

    In the midst of cyber attacks on cities and towns across the United States that
    have crippled municipal networks - and, in some cases, led communities to pay
    six-figure ransoms to hackers - Springfield ran an exercise in June to help...

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