Weekend Update

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


Data Breach Cover-Up: Uber’s Former CSO Faces up to 8 Years Behind Bars

The U.S. Department of Justice just filed federal charges against Uber’s former CSO for allegedly covering up a company data breach and bribing hackers to stay silent about the attack. Joseph Sullivan was CSO when the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was investigating ...

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Weekend Update

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


Porn blast disrupts bail hearing of alleged Twitter hacker

An alleged hacker’s bail hearing held online via Zoom with screen sharing enabled… what could possibly go wrong?  Well, damn near everything as it turns out.  Maybe IT needs to help these judges learn how Zoom works?


Top 5 Questions About Ransomware and ...

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Weekend Update

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


AA20-209A: Potential Legacy Risk from Malware Targeting QNAP NAS Devices

Original release date: July 27, 2020

CISA and NCSC are investigating a strain of malware known as QSnatch, which attackers used in late 2019 to target Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices manufactured by the firm QNAP.

All QNAP NAS devices are potentially vulnerable to QSnatch malware if not ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Today is the annual recognition event for all the sysadmins, technical support specialists, and cybersecurity professionals who keep your computers and networks operational and secure.  Gifts are appreciated.

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Fake Domain Renewal Phish

Chef’s Special: Incomplete Document Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day: Contact Form Survey Scam Phish

Chef’s Special:  Consent Phishing

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning, ...

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Weekend Update

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


Maersk, me & notPetya

A great post and a must read by Gavin Ashton.  If you are tasked with Identity and Access Management, you at least have to read the Do the Basics section at the end of the article.

Maersk is the world’s largest integrated shipping and container logistics company. I was ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day: Vanity Award Scam – 2020 Best of Business Award

Chef’s Special: Encrypted Message Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, or from clients, or reliable sources on the Internet.

I would be delighted to accept suspicious phishing examples from you.  Please forward your email to phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is ...

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Weekend Update

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


It’s Hard to be a Hero – Marcus Hutchins, “the guy the saved the Internet” from WannaCry

At 22, he single-handedly put a stop to the worst cyberattack the world had ever seen. Then he was arrested by the FBI. This is his untold story.  A longer article by Andy Greenberg of Wired.  Definitely worth the ...

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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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