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.



About the Author:

Cybersecurity guru to business owners in the St Paul, Minneapolis, and western Wisconsin area. Computer security and hacking have been a passion of mine since I entered the computer and networking business in 2000. In 2013 I completed a course of study and certification exam to become a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH). In 2016 I was certified as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). As Senior Cybersecurity Engineer at Computer Integration Technologies, I help our clients experience high levels of computer security, network security, and web site security. In addition to consulting on security products and services, we also conduct security audits, vulnerability assessments and full penetration tests. We also provide Cybersecurity Awareness Training for clients and their employees. 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. The views expressed on this Web site are mine alone and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.
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