Weekend Update

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


FCC adds Kaspersky, Chinese companies to list of potential threats to national security

The FCC has listed the Russian cybersecurity company and a pair of Chinese telecommunications businesses to its list of potential threats.


CISA Improves Email Notifications

Great news! We have completed improvements to our email notifications, consolidating multiple topics into a more streamlined product. These new updates ...

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Weekend Update

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


You can’t keep quiet when you’re hacked anymore

If you try to hide that your business has been hacked or you’ve paid ransomware, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency would like a word with you.

One of the dirty little secrets of many businesses, perhaps even most, is that far more of them than ever admit to it ...

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Weekend Update

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


Chinese APT Scarab Targets Ukraine

A report on Chinese nation-state cyber operations targeting Ukraine in support of the Russian invasion.

  • Ukraine CERT (CERT-UA) has released new details on UAC-0026, which SentinelLabs confirms is associated with the suspected Chinese threat actor known as Scarab.

This detailed report includes TTPs and IOCs of this operation,


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Weekend Update

Merry Christmas!!

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


Office 2021 Provides On-Premises Productivity Apps

Microsoft has released a new version of its on-premises productivity suite for those customers who are not interested in using cloud-based productivity apps. Find out what [more…]

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Weekend Update

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


Yes, There Really Is A Windows 11

Microsoft announces Windows 11, with a new design, Start menu, and more. A new version of Windows is officially on the way.


Urgent Alert –  WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

Storage-device maker advises customers to unplug My Book Lives ...

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Weekend Update

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


Microsoft: SolarWinds Attack Took More Than 1,000 Engineers to Create

You may have missed this extremely interesting bit of data that ZDNet just published. “Microsoft reckons that the huge attack on security vendors and more took the combined power of at least 1,000 engineers to create.

“The months-long hacking campaign that affected US government agencies and cybersecurity vendors ...

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Be Alert to Carjacking

Could you become the victim of a carjacking?  Usually when I am discussing hijacking, it is in the context of email hijacking, web account hijacking, or web server hijacking, but I believe this is important to share in it’s entirety.  This post by the Ramey County (Minnesota) Sherriff’s Department is if of important information about the procedures, tactics, and techniques of carjacking ...

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Weekend Update

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


Ticketmaster Hacked Competitor to Steal Data and Analytics, Fined Millions

From SecureWorld.  What’s that saying in business? “If you can’t beat ’em… hack ’em.” Newly released court documents show that some executives and employees at Ticketmaster did exactly that. What were they targeting? Access to a competitor’s proprietary data and analytics relating to concert ticket pre-sales. Ticketmaster ...

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When Encryption Is A Crime Only Criminals Will Have Encryption

As we enter the silly season of another Presidential Election, and possibly because of a psychological condition that I am calling COVID Mania*, the government is once again making boneheaded moves to introduce and pass legislation that would allow the federal government and law enforcement agencies easier access to encrypted messages from criminal sources.  This issue comes up every five to ten years.  It seems that agencies such as the ...

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