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 27

    [Moderators note: Since I didn't get any replies, I crowdsourced
    the following and will work to find more, but also post requests
    from the InfoSec community. - WK]

    -=-

    The popular Infosec R&D company Grimm (https://grimm.rip), famous for only
    taking on "difficult projects" is still hiring at a time when many of their
    competitors are going out of business. The lack of competitors also means tons
    of work coming in, so job...
  2. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 27

    https://siliconangle.com/2020/03/26/data-allegedly-stolen-ransomware-attack-cybersecurity-insurance-provider-chubb/

    BY DUNCAN RILEY
    SiliconAngle
    03/26/2020

    Cybersecurity insurance provider Chubb Group Holdings Inc. is allegedly the
    latest victim of a ransomware attack.

    Details of the attack, which came to light today, are somewhat slim. Chubb,
    which provides insurance to companies targeted in ransomware attacks, said only
    that it was...
  3. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 27

    https://onemedical.com/blog/live-well/mental-health-self-isolation

    By Christine Celio
    One Medical Group
    Mar 26, 2020

    As local governments and health authorities look to curb the spread of
    COVID-19, more and more people throughout the U.S. are being told to stay home
    and practice social distancing. Likewise, those who are sick or have tested
    positive for COVID-19 are further limiting their social contact through
    self-isolation. While such...
  4. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 27

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/booz-allen-analyzed-200-russian-hacking-operations-to-better-understand-their-tactics/

    By Catalin Cimpanu
    Zero Day
    ZDNet
    March 27, 2020

    Booz Allen Hamilton, the largest private contractor for the US intelligence
    community, has published a comprehensive report this week detailing 15 years
    (2004 to 2019) of cyber operations carried out by Russia's military hackers.

    The report is a rarity in the cyber-security...
  5. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 27

    https://www.cyberscoop.com/buybest-hackers-arrested-fsb-russia/

    By Jeff Stone
    CYBERSCOOP
    March 25, 2020

    Russian authorities arrested more than two dozen people as part of a law
    enforcement operation against an alleged network of illicit websites where
    users bought and sold stolen payment cards and personal data.

    The Federal Security Service (FSB) on March 20 apprehended 25 people,
    including Russians and foreign nationals, for their alleged...
  6. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 25

    I'm sorry this is the first batch of InfoSec News for this year, and if
    you want off the list, I totally get it. the unsubscribe details are in
    the headers of each InfoSec News mail and I'll post those links in the
    next batch of InfoSec News mails.

    Before the Coronavirus (COVID-19) hit, I have been looking for work, after
    a number of days sending applications and being ghosted by recruiters,
    many nights I really didn't have...
  7. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 25

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/a-mysterious-database-exposed-200-million-americans-personal-info

    By Nathaniel Mott
    Toms Hardware
    03/23/2020

    Here's a strange one: CyberNews reported Friday that a Google Cloud
    database exposed the personal information of roughly 200 million
    Americans. It's not clear who owned the database, however, and it appeared
    to have been wiped on March 3. But that wasn't actually the end of the
    saga;...
  8. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 25

    https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2020/03/24/296164.htm

    Claims Journal
    March 24, 2020

    Ransomware attacks became both more frequent and more brutal in 2019,
    according to a new report by speciality insurer Beazley.

    Beazley said its Breach Response Services unit saw a 131 percent increase
    in ransomware incidents last year. What’s more, a larger share
    ofransomware attacks with programs such as Ryuk and Sodinokibi were made
    in...
  9. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 25

    https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/03/attackers-exploit-windows-zeroday-that-can-execute-malicious-code/

    By Dan Goodin
    Ars Technica
    03/23/2020

    Attackers are actively exploiting a Windows zero-day vulnerability that
    can execute malicious code on fully updated systems, Microsoft warned on
    Monday.

    The font-parsing remote code-execution vulnerability is being used in
    “limited targeted attacks,” the software maker said in an...
  10. Posted by InfoSec News on Mar 25

    https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/my-bad-minister-apologises-for-mygov-hack-claim-20200324-p54dau

    By Tom McIlroy and Elouise Fowler
    The Australian Financial Review
    March 24, 2020

    MyGov capacity been increased nearly threefold to deal with surging
    unemployment applications, but the government web portal went down a
    second time under unprecedented demand on Tuesday.

    As Services Australia Minister Stuart Robert apologised for claiming...

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