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 May 21

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/05/hackers-infect-multiple-game-developers-with-advanced-malware/

    By Dan Goodin
    Ars Technica
    5/21/2020

    One of the world’s most prolific hacking groups recently infected several
    Massively Multiplayer Online game makers, a feat that made it possible for the
    attackers to push malware-tainted apps to one target’s users and to steal
    in-game currencies of a second victim’s players....
  2. Posted by InfoSec News on May 21

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/05/20/how-iranian-hackers-tried-phish-me/

    By Holly Dagres
    May 20, 2020

    Holly Dagres is a fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs and the
    editor of its IranSource and MENASource blogs.

    The email from a prominent Israeli think tank offered some provocative
    suggestions on U.S. policy towards China. "We must understand that China is at
    war with the United States,” it declared,...
  3. Posted by InfoSec News on May 21

    https://www.infosecnews.org/home-chef-data-breach/

    By William Knowles @c4i
    Senior Editor
    InfoSec News
    May 21, 2020

    Just as Chicago can’t go a whole week without a gang-related shooting, there’s
    another data breach in the news, sadly this data breach happened down the road
    from InfoSec News’ office in Chicago Illinois.

    In a security alert posted on Home Chef’s website on Wednesday, May 20th, the
    Chicago-based, Kroger owned meal...
  4. Posted by InfoSec News on May 21

    https://thenextweb.com/apps/2020/05/21/a-look-at-how-jitsi-became-a-secure-open-source-alternative-to-zoom/

    By Ivan Mehta
    TheNextWeb.com
    May 21, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic pushed people to stay in their homes, and in turn,
    forced them to use video conferencing products. In the past couple of months,
    Zoom became an almost indispensable app, Facebook had to step up and make a
    rival product, and Google made its enterprise conferencing...
  5. Posted by InfoSec News on May 21

    https://www.cyberscoop.com/fbi-health-care-coronavirus-hacking/

    By Sean Lyngaas
    CYBERSCOOP
    May 21, 2020

    The FBI has provided U.S. companies more information on the extent of recent
    criminal and foreign government-backed hacking operations against the health
    care sector and warned of ongoing efforts to steal U.S. research data.

    Criminal and state actors continue to target U.S. clinical trial data, trade
    secrets, and the “sensitive data and...
  6. Posted by InfoSec News on May 20

    https://www.cnet.com/news/google-inks-deal-with-defense-department-to-help-respond-to-cyber-threats/

    By Richard Nieva
    cnet.com
    May 20, 2020

    Google on Wednesday said it had struck a deal with the US Department of
    Defense to build cloud technology designed to detect and respond to
    cyberthreats. Google declined to disclose the terms of the deal but said
    the sum was in the "seven figures."

    The contract is through the Defense...
  7. Posted by InfoSec News on May 20

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/flight-risk-employees-involved-in-60-of-insider-cybersecurity-incidents/

    By Charlie Osborne
    Zero Day
    ZDNet.com
    May 20, 2020

    Employees planning to leave their jobs are involved in 60% of insider
    cybersecurity incidents and data leaks, new research suggests.

    According to the Securonix 2020 Insider Threat Report, published on Wednesday,
    "flight risk" employees, generally deemed to be individuals on the...
  8. Posted by InfoSec News on May 20

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/05/18/maximator_euro_spy_alliance_falklands_war/

    By Gareth Corfield
    The Register
    18 May 2020

    Dutch spies operating as a part of a European equivalent of the Five Eyes
    espionage alliance helped GCHQ break Argentinian codes during the Falklands
    War, it has been revealed.

    Flowing from revelations made in German-language news reports earlier this year
    that Swiss cipher machine company Crypto AG was owned by...
  9. Posted by InfoSec News on May 20

    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qj4p3w/nso-group-hack-fake-facebook-domain

    By Joseph Cox
    Vice.com
    May 20 2020

    Infamous Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group created a web domain that looked
    as if it belonged to Facebook's security team to entice targets to click on
    links that would install the company's powerful cell phone hacking technology,
    according to data analyzed by Motherboard.

    It is not uncommon for hackers working for...
  10. Posted by InfoSec News on May 20

    https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/19/decoding-data-breach-notice/

    By Zack Whittaker
    TechCrunch.com
    May 19, 2020

    Over the years I’ve seen hundreds, probably thousands, of data breach
    notifications warning that a company’s data was lost, stolen or left online for
    anyone to grab.

    Most of them look largely the same. It’s my job to decode what they actually
    mean for the victims whose information is put at risk.

    Data breach notifications are...

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