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 Mar 21

    https://www.cyberscoop.com/pwn2own-2019-day-one-apple-oracle-vmware/

    By Joe Warminsky
    CYBERSCOOP
    March 21, 2019

    The white-hat hacking team of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, together known as
    “Flouroacetate,” took home the majority of the prize money available on the
    first day of this year’s Pwn2Own competition in Vancouver, demonstrating
    zero-day exploits against Apple’s Safari browser as well as virtualization
    software from Oracle and...
  2. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 21

    http://www.startribune.com/750-000-medtronic-defibrillators-vulnerable-to-hacking/507470932/

    By Joe Carlson
    Star Tribune
    March 21, 2019

    As many as 750,000 heart devices made by Medtronic PLC contain a serious
    cybersecurity vulnerability that could let an attacker with sophisticated
    insider knowledge harm a patient by altering programming on an implanted
    defibrillator, company and federal officials said Thursday.

    The Homeland Security...
  3. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 21

    https://www.barrons.com/articles/how-michigans-dna-shaped-populist-start-up-duo-security-51553084081

    By Mary Childs
    Barron's
    March 20, 2019

    Dug Song had worked at three security companies and he was increasingly sure
    the industry was failing people.

    As cybersecurity became "the biggest geopolitical problem of our time," he
    says, companies were prioritizing other companies, leaving regular people
    behind, coping with old clunky...
  4. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 21

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/21/us/politics/government-hackers-nso-darkmatter.html

    By Mark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman, Ronen Bergman and Nicole Perlroth
    The New York Times
    March 21, 2019

    The man in charge of Saudi Arabia's ruthless campaign to stifle dissent went
    searching for ways to spy on people he saw as threats to the kingdom. He knew
    where to go: a secretive Israeli company offering technology developed by
    former intelligence...
  5. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 21

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/hacked-tornado-sirens-taken-offline-in-two-texas-cities-ahead-of-major-storm/

    By Catalin Cimpanu
    Zero Day
    ZDNet News
    March 18, 2019

    A hacker set off the tornado emergency sirens in the middle of the night last
    week across two North Texas towns. Following the unauthorized intrusion, city
    authorities had to shut down their emergency warning system a day before major
    storms and potential tornados were set to hit the...
  6. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 19

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/18/heres-how-cybersecurity-vendors-drive-the-hacking-news-cycle.html

    By Kate Fazzini
    CNBC.com
    March 18, 2019

    The cybersecurity vendor marketplace is growing so crowded that some companies
    have been resorting to extreme tactics to get security executives on the phone
    to pitch their products, including lying about security emergencies and
    threatening to expose insignificant breaches to the media.

    The aggressive...
  7. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 19

    https://www.fedscoop.com/cybersecurity-budget-2020-trump-white-house/

    By Joe Warminsky
    FEDSCOOP
    March 18, 2019

    Federal cybersecurity spending would increase by about 5 percent overall in
    fiscal 2020 under President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, with the Department
    of Defense getting a big boost and many civilian agencies seeing small cuts or
    relatively flat funding.

    As part of the White House’s plan to significantly expand military...
  8. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 19

    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/18/gchq_enigma_emulator/

    By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco
    The Register
    18 Mar 2019

    UK signals intelligence agency GCHQ, celebrating its centenary, has released
    emulators for famed World War II-era cipher machines that can be run within its
    web-based educational encryption app CyberChef.

    "We've brought technology from our past into the present by creating emulators
    for Enigma, Typex and the...
  9. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 19

    https://gizmodo.com/the-botnet-malware-behind-some-of-the-biggest-ddos-atta-1833388261

    By Dell Cameron
    Gizmodo
    March 18, 2019

    Mirai malware, which can infect and grant even unsophisticated actors control
    over hundreds of thousands of IoT devices, is responsible for some of the most
    devastating distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks ever seen.

    Just a few years ago, millions of people on the U.S. East Coast were basically
    left without...
  10. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 19

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/round-4-hacker-returns-and-puts-26mil-user-records-for-sale-on-the-dark-web/

    By Catalin Cimpanu
    Zero Day
    ZDNet News
    March 17, 2019

    A hacker who has previously put up for sale over 840 million user records in
    the past month, has returned with a fourth round of hacked data that he's
    selling on a dark web marketplace.

    This time, the hacker has put up for sale the data of six companies, totaling
    26.42 million...

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