ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:00:00 +0000

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?

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A week in security (September 30 – October 6)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:43:53 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of September 30 – October 6, including National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Magecart, and more.

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A new Equation Editor exploit goes commercial, as maldoc attacks using it spike

Credit to Author: Gabor Szappanos| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:00:18 +0000

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Flurry of new Mac malware drops in December

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Multiple new pieces of Mac malware have appeared in December, all distributed through different means, but all opening backdoors on infected computers.

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State Govts. Warned of Malware-Laden CD Sent Via Snail Mail from China

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:45:09 +0000

Here’s a timely reminder that email isn’t the only vector for phishing attacks: Several U.S. state and local government agencies have reported receiving strange letters via snail mail that include malware-laden compact discs (CDs) apparently sent from China, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. This particular ruse, while crude and simplistic, preys on the curiosity of recipients who may be enticed into popping the CD into a computer. According to a non-public alert sent by the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), the scam arrives in a Chinese postmarked envelope and includes a “confusingly worded typed letter with occasional Chinese characters.”

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Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 13:38:12 +0000

Hackers used phishing emails to break into a Virginia bank in two separate cyber intrusions over an eight-month period, making off with more than $2.4 million total. Now the financial institution is suing its cybersecurity insurance provider for refusing to fully cover the losses.

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Elaborate scripting-fu used in espionage attack against Saudi Arabia Government entity

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:06:51 +0000

In this post, we take apart a clever set of scripts used in a targeted attack against the government of Saudi Arabia.

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Elaborate scripting-fu used in espionage attack against Saudi Arabia Government

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:06:51 +0000

In this post, we take apart a clever set of scripts used in a targeted attack against the government of Saudi Arabia.

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