A paper at Schmoocon DC over the weekend revealed a delightful cryptogram on William and Elizebeth Friedmans’ tombstone. This is a fun story and will introduce you to the Bacon cypher.
Phishers are using the hot topic of cryptocurrency as a means to an end in cybercrime, not merely as the end itself…
KrebsOnSecurity heard from a reader whose friend recently received a remarkably customized extortion letter via snail mail that threatened to tell the recipient’s wife about his supposed extramarital affairs unless he paid $3,600 in bitcoin. Read the extortion letter here.
From Krebs on Security – Coinbase and Overstock.com just fixed a serious glitch that allowed Overstock customers to buy any item at a tiny fraction of the listed price. Potentially more punishing, the flaw let anyone paying with bitcoin reap many times the authorized bitcoin refund amount on any canceled Overstock orders. A fun read, worth the click.
From The Verge
01/26/2018 02:49 PM EST Original release date: January 26, 2018
January 28 is Data Privacy Day (DPD), an annual international effort to promote the importance of data privacy. DPD is sponsored in the United States by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) with the theme, Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust.
The NCSA Stay Safe Online website features a recording of the Data Privacy Day 2018 – Live From LinkedIn event, which includes presentations on privacy management, location tracking, and business and privacy. NCCIC/US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review basic privacy tips from Stay Safe Online, and related resources from NCCIC/US-CERT:
- Safeguarding Your Data,
- Protecting Your Privacy,
- Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks, and
- Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft.