Weekend Update

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


Colonial Pipeline CEO: Paying Ransom ‘Right Thing to Do for the Country’

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware saga continues to unfold before our eyes. This week, company CEO Joseph Blount admitted to paying $4.4 million in ransom to cybercriminals following the attack that shut down the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S. In an interview with the Wall ...

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Weekend Update

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


Cyber Attack Made Easy: ‘An 8th Grader Could Have Hacked’ Colonial Pipeline

Here is something you never want to hear about your company after a ransomware attack: “I mean, an eighth-grader could have hacked into that system.” Which company was this about about? Colonial Pipeline. The person speaking authored a $1.8 million information governance report for the ...

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Weekend Update

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


FBI-CISA Joint Advisory on Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server

Original release date: March 10, 2021

CISA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to address recently disclosed vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server. CISA and FBI assess that adversaries could exploit these vulnerabilities to compromise networks, ...

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Weekend Update

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


2-15 – ENIAC was formally dedicated at the University of Pennsylvania on February 15, 1946 and was heralded as a “Giant Brain” by the press.


Verify Your Valentine

Original release date: February 11, 2021

This Valentine’s Day, before you go looking for love in all the wrong chat rooms, CISA reminds users to be wary of internet romance ...

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Weekend Update

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


[WordPress Security] Large Scale Attack Campaign Targets Database Credentials

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence Team just published details of an attack harvesting database credentials, targeting over 1 million WordPress sites. For 24 hours, attacks from this campaign accounted for 75% of all exploit attempts on plugins and themes across all of WordPress.

Both the free and paid versions ...

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Weekend Update

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


Will working and schooling from home break the Internet?

I have been getting this question a lot lately.  Quick answer, it is unlikely, so no it won’t break the Internet.  But is is changing usage from downtown areas to suburbs.  See the map.  From Tech Republic.


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