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.


And the beat goes on. As researches discover more about the SolarWinds and Exchange exploits, the discovery of similar related attacks was inevitable.


FBI-CISA Joint Advisory on Exploitation of Fortinet FortiOS Vulnerabilities

Original release date: April 2, 2021

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and CISA have released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) to warn ...

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Libertarian Party Comes Out In Support of BitCoin

This is reprinted from an email I received from the Libertarian Party on Monday August 24th.

Cryptocurrency has been on an historic run in recent days, reaching heights not seen in years and positioning itself as a hedge against economic uncertainty to rival more traditional safe harbors like gold and silver. As central banks continue printing off ream after ream of fiat currency, ...

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Weekend Update

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


U.S. Cyber Command Shares 11 New Malware Samples

Original release date: September 8, 2019

U.S. Cyber Command has released 11 malware samples to the malware aggregation tool and repository, VirusTotal. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review U.S. Cyber Command’s VirusTotal page to view the samples. CISA ...

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Is Drug Kingpin Paul Le Roux the Inventor of Bit-Coin?

Paul Calder Le Roux, a brilliant South African software programmer who ran the most successful and largely legal opioid marketing networks called RX Limited, and morphed into running a huge illegal international drugs and arms dealing empire that has ever been seen.  Since his arrest in 2012, he has been spending time in the custody of the DEA, ...

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Weekend Update

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


The US is reportedly seeding Russia’s power grid with malware

The US is alleged to have been quietly planting malware throughout Russia’s energy networks in response to years of Russian attacks on its own power grid.

My comment:  Anybody who wonders why the bad guys are always attacking the US, well, it’s because we are doing it ...

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Docker Vulnerability Allows Crypto-Miner Access

If you are running a fleet of virtual machines using popular containerization solution Docker, you may be in for a nasty surprise.  A couple of vulnerabilities have been discovered in Docker that has been exploited by cyber-criminals to run the Monero crypto-currency miner on affected Docker containers.  This will of course have a serious impact on performance, and in an environment where billing is usage based, this will increase your ...

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Weekend Update

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


Tax Identity Theft: Protecting Your Credit and Finances

Check this out from the Simple Dollar.  Tax-related identity theft is a growing problem in America, and the more security breaches, information hacks and digital business we do as a society, the more consumers who fall victim to it. In fact, in 2016 alone, thieves stole more than ...

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Most Common Malware of 2019 (So Far)

In 2015 and 2016 the winner was crypto-ransomware exploits.  In 2017 and 2018 the most common exploit was Business Email Compromise, aka Email Account Hijacking (BEC/EAC).  This is year is shaping up to be the year of the crypto-mining exploit.

Here are the crypto-mining malware programs that are the most prevalent:

  • AuthedMine – A variant of Coinhive, AuthedMine ios supposed to require an explicit ...
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