Weekend Update

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


North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

Original release date: August 19, 2020

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified a malware variant—referred to as BLINDINGCAN—used by North Korean actors.


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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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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  DNSSEC Upgrade Phish.  One exploit using many popular brands.

Chef’s Special:  Slack Phish.  A new phishing vector via the popular collaboration app.

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 ...

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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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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  Fake IT Support Phish

Chef’s Special:  Inactive Email Account 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 to provide ...

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Weekend Update

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


ILOVEYOU: The Love Bug virus is 20 years old – could it happen again?

The Love Bug virus is 20 years old.  It was also known as ILOVEYOU because it spewed itself out in emails with those three words, jammed together as one, in the subject line.  This was one of the first mass mailing worms ...

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Weekend Update

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


GoDaddy – “unauthorized individual” had access to login info

Web hosting behemoth GoDaddy just filed a data breach notification with the US state of California.

On May 4, 2020, GoDaddy, one of the world’s largest website hosting providers, disclosed that the SSH credentials of approximately 28,000 GoDaddy hosting accounts were compromised by an unauthorized attacker.

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Weekend Update

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


Bug fixes, patching, and update edition

Seems to be a lot of bug fixes going around.  Patches and updates are a critical part of good security.  Here are a few important ones.


Bug Bounty Programs Are Being Used to Buy Silence

Investigative report on how commercial bug-bounty programs like HackerOne, Bugcrowd, and SynAck are being ...

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