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Weekend Update

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

FCC adds Kaspersky, Chinese companies to list of potential threats to national security

The FCC has listed the Russian cybersecurity company and a pair of Chinese telecommunications businesses to its list of potential threats.

CISA Improves Email Notifications

Great news! We have completed improvements to our email notifications, consolidating multiple topics into a more streamlined product. These new updates will make it easier and faster for you to receive the latest information on cybersecurity-related topics.

As of today (4/4/2022), you are now subscribed to CISA’s Cybersecurity Advisories and Vulnerability Bulletin email alerts. The information you will receive includes threat and vulnerability data from CISA and our partners. It will go only get better from here! At CISA, we are vigilant about finding innovative ways to disseminate the most actionable cyber threat information when you need it most.

In addition to the alerts that arrive directly in your inbox, we want to encourage you to also visit our Shields Up webpage, which provides consolidated information about building resilience to potential cyber threats resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This page includes applicable alerts, updates to our Known Exploited Vulnerability Catalog, press releases, guidance, and more. As you would expect, due to the current environment, we update it frequently. Finally, we encourage all organizations to be vigilant and report anomalous cyber activity and/or cyber incidents 24/7 to report@cisa.gov or (888) 282-0870.

Why are all those people resigning — and where are they going?

We all know workers are fleeing their jobs, but exactly why are they leaving and where are they going anyway? Here are some answers.

Germany takes down Hydra, world’s largest darknet market

In an announcement today, the Central Office for Combating Cybercrime (ZIT) and Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) estimate that Hydra Market had a turnover of $1.35 billion in 2020, making it the largest darknet market in the world.

Today, the blockchain analytics expert Elliptic, has confirmed the digital asset seizure from the authorities, tracking the action as 88 transactions amounting to 543.3 bitcoin.

Apart from narcotics and money laundering services, which were the main focus, Hydra also offered stolen databases, forged documents, and hacking for hire services.  More…

April 6, 2022 – By Brian Krebs

Many organizations are already struggling to combat cybersecurity threats from ransomware purveyors and state-sponsored hacking groups, both of which tend to take days or weeks to pivot from an opportunistic malware infection to a full blown data breach. But few organizations have a playbook for responding to the kinds of virtual “smash and grab” attacks we’ve seen recently from LAPSUS$, a juvenile data extortion group whose short-lived, low-tech and remarkably effective tactics have put some of the world’s biggest corporations on edge.  More…


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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