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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Guest Post – 10 Things Startups Need To Know About Cybersecurity

It is unimaginable for any business today to function without using any form of technology. But along with technology comes the risk of your equipment being exposed to cyber-attacks and your information being compromised. These attacks can be prevented by startups, whether big or small, by having a security-first mentality. Businesses that understand these threats can avoid these cyber-attacks which ...

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Weekend Update

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


Happy Independence Day

This is the day we celebrate our liberation from the King of England and the British Empire.  The United States was founded through civil disobedience and even warfare against a government that some considered oppressive and unfair.  Consider this: if the British crown had won, the “founding fathers” would have been considered terrorists, and hanged.  Your terrorists ...

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