Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


 Equifax finds ANOTHER 2.4 million Americans hit by breach

…meanwhile, a new study says half of us haven’t checked our credit reports or scores since the breach. No time like the present!


“Big Bitcoin Heist” sees 600 Icelandic servers stolen

Another amusing BitCoin heist, this time in Iceland.  Police arrested 11 people but haven’t found the hardware, which is worth nearly $2 million.


Don’t fall for fake iTunes and App Store messages

Apple posted a new guide with tips on distinguishing official emails from phishing attempts that are getting more convincing all the time.


Astronomers May Have Just Detected the Universe’s First Stars

A long-sought radio signal indicates the first stars began burning 180 million years after the initial Big Bang


A Space Hotel Could Be Coming Soon to Skies Near You

Bigelow Aerospace wants to launch two inflatable modules for a space habit as early as 2021


New EMOTET Hijacks a Windows API, Evades Sandbox and Analysis

Check out the articles on TrendMicro and Barkly blogs about this new variant of a banking Trojan.


 

0

About the Author:

Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Serving small business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area since 2001. Cybersecurity and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. I hold several cybersecurity certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Advanced Security Pratitioner (CASP), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). Other computer industry certifications include A+, Network+ and Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE). As Cybersecurity Analyst at The WyzCo Group, I help our clients experience high levels of security on their computers, networks, and websites. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also work with companies and organizations that need to certify compliance with regulations such as PCI-DSS (credit card processing), HIPAA/HITECH (medical records), and GLBA. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. I am a frequent speakers at cybersecurity conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference, the (ISC)2 World Congress, and the ISSA International Conference, and many local community organizations, Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2008.
  Related Posts

Add a Comment


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.