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#cybersecurity | hacker | Cloud Infrastructure IAM Lessons from the Capital One Breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Cloud infrastructure is the foundation of more companies than ever. As with any foundation, any crack can lead to significant damage to the infrastructure. One potential crack is a trusted identity with unnecessary and excessive privileges. A “trusted identity” is invariably associated with people — employees, […]

#deepweb | Running from the storm – How Bangladesh’s climate migrants are becoming food secure – Bangladesh

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans By Rafiqul Islam BHOLA, Bangladesh, Nov 28 2019 (IPS) – It was almost a decade ago when Ruma Begum and her family left their home in Bangladesh’s coastal Tazumuddin upazila or sub-district and travelled some 50 km away to start a new life. They had been […]

#school | #ransomware | Hacker’s paradise: Louisiana’s ransomware disaster far from over

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Enlarge / Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at dusk. Louisiana has brought some of its services back as it recovers from a targeted ransomware attack using the Ryuk malware on November 18. The state’s Office of Motor Vehicles re-opened offices on Monday in a limited […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | 110 Nursing Homes Cut Off from Health Records in Ransomware Attack

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A ransomware outbreak has besieged a Wisconsin based IT company that provides cloud data hosting, security and access management to more than 100 nursing homes across the United States. The ongoing attack is preventing these care centers from accessing crucial patient medical records, and the IT […]

#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Isolation protects you from threats that haven’t even been discovered

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Another day, another validation that Internet isolation really is the best cybersecurity protection out there. Last week, Google released an urgent Chrome update to patch an actively exploited zero-day known as CVE-2019-13720, a memory corruption bug that uses a use-after-free vulnerability in audio that allows a […]

#deepweb | From climate mysteries to dead zones, an evolving computer model tackles Puget Sound’s eco-riddles – GeekWire

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The local population of Puget Sound orcas is in decline, having dropped to 73 animals. A computer model built by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is helping scientists studying industrial pollutants, one of the key threats to the killer whales’ survival. (NOAA Photo) Puget Sound — Washington’s […]

Three #Steps To #Protect Your #Network From #Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans According to a recent Technology, Media and Telecom Risk Index, c-level executives voted cyberattacks/hijacks as the fourth most pressing risk to their business. A perfect storm of legacy systems, complex hybrid networks, and the influx of data traffic is exposing vulnerabilities for hackers to not only […]

6 Ways To #Protect Your #Smartphone #E-Tickets From #Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Security experts say there’s no need to go back to paper: A few easy steps can keep your e-tickets and smartphone safe. From air travel to concerts and sporting events, we’re using mobile ticketing more than ever. The nation’s largest commuter rail systems—the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) […]

Payday problems: Cyber thieves swipe paychecks from Atlanta school employees

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Atlanta Public Schools issued new paychecks to 27 employees who fell victim to what the superintendent called a phishing attack by cyber thieves. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Internet scammers stole $56,459 in payroll funds by rerouting direct deposit information from 27 unsuspecting employees. Another seven employees […]

Copy-Pasting Malware Dev Made $63,000 From Mining Monero on IIS Servers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans A malware author (or authors) has made around $63,000 during the past five months by hacking unpatched IIS 6.0 servers and mining Monero. ESET researchers just recently uncovered the attacker’s operation. Experts say the malware author used CVE-2017-7269, a vulnerability in IIS 6.0 servers to take […]

Hackers target govt websites in cyber spillover from Arakan crisis

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers targeted several government websites this week, according to state media, apparently in retaliation for Burma’s treatment of the country’s Muslim minority, as international attention on the plight of the Rohingya in northern Arakan State intensifies. The Burmese-language state-run daily Kyemon reported on Tuesday that six […]

Briton accused of cyber attacks on Lloyds and Barclays is extradited from Germany

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The alleged fraudster behind a series of cyber attacks against two of the UK’s biggest high street banks has been extradited from Germany to face charges, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Daniel Kaye, 29, of Egham, Surrey, is accused of attempting to blackmail Lloyds […]

County Officials Didn’t Protect Computer Systems from Obvious Hacking Risks, Auditors Say

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Orange County officials failed to implement essential safeguards to protect county computer systems, which left the county unnecessarily vulnerable to hacking and other malicious activity until the problems were uncovered in recent months by a comprehensive audit. “We found that physical and [software access] security to […]