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 also ...

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Weekend Update

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


Potential Hurricane Dorian Cyber Scams

Original release date: September 4, 2019

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise ...

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Weekend Update

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


September is National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared, Not Scared

Original release date: August 28, 2019

National Preparedness Month (NPM) promotes family and community disaster and emergency planning. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.”

Although most people understand that being prepared is essential to getting through an emergency such as a natural disaster, there is less awareness about the ...

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Weekend Update

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


IRS Warns of New Email Scam

Original release date: August 23, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a warning about a new email scam in which malicious cyber actors send unsolicited emails to taxpayers from fake (i.e., spoofed) IRS email addresses. The emails contain a link to a spoofed IRS.gov website that displays fake details about ...

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Weekend Update

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


Don’t fall for fake Equifax settlement sites, warns FTC

Equifictitious sites popped up within days of Equifax agreeing to pay up to $700m to settle claims over the 2017 data breach.


Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Releases Advisory on Fileless Malware

Original release date: July 18, 2019

The Canadian Centre for ...

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Weekend Update

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


FSB hackers drop files online

Russia is working to de-anonymize TOR.  A hacking group that distributed files stolen from a Russian contractor to the media last week has published some of the documents online.


IRS Reminds Tax Professionals: Create a Data Security Plan

Original release date: July 24, 2019

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has ...

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Weekend Update

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


Programmer from hell plants logic bombs to guarantee future work

At some dark moment, have you ever wondered: what if the programmers are adding the bugs deliberately?


Yubico Security Keys with a Crypto Flaw

Wow, is this an embarrassing bug:  Yubico is recalling a line of security keys used by the U.S. government due to ...

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Weekend Update

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


50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six ...

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Weekend Update

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


Cop awarded $585K after colleagues snooped on her via license database

A local story made the international press.  Why do Twin Cities and Minnesota cops think the driver’s license database is a dating app?  Krekelberg alleged that 58 fellow officers broke a federal privacy law by searching for her driver’s license data without any reason.


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