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 recommends users and administrators review the CISA Tip on Protecting Against Malicious Code for best practices on protecting systems and networks against malware.


Court squeezes $1 million back from convicted phisher

Prolific phishing scammer Grant West has been sentenced to 10 years, 8 months, and reimbursement for victims.


Romance scams – 80 people charged with ripping off millions of dollars

The $6m scam targeted women worldwide and victimized more than a dozen companies.  Romance scams were the second largest cyber-crime in dollars lost in 2018 – $362,500,761


WordPress sites are being backdoored with rogue admin users

A malvertising campaign has evolved to give hackers control of entire sites.


Capital One cryptojacking suspect indicted

The former software engineer Paige Thompson allegedly created scanners to look for misconfigured servers rented from a cloud computing company.


What’s Wrong With Docker?

Why has Docker fallen on hard times, while Kubernetes is everybody’s darling?  This article may explain why.


 

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