Weekend Update

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


 Equifax finds ANOTHER 2.4 million Americans hit by breach

…meanwhile, a new study says half of us haven’t checked our credit reports or scores since the breach. No time like the present!


“Big Bitcoin Heist” sees 600 Icelandic servers stolen

Another amusing BitCoin heist, this time in Iceland.  Police arrested 11 people but haven’t found the hardware, which is worth nearly $2 million.


Don’t fall for fake iTunes and App Store messages

Apple posted a new guide with tips on distinguishing official emails from phishing attempts that are getting more convincing all the time.


Astronomers May Have Just Detected the Universe’s First Stars

A long-sought radio signal indicates the first stars began burning 180 million years after the initial Big Bang


A Space Hotel Could Be Coming Soon to Skies Near You

Bigelow Aerospace wants to launch two inflatable modules for a space habit as early as 2021


New EMOTET Hijacks a Windows API, Evades Sandbox and Analysis

Check out the articles on TrendMicro and Barkly blogs about this new variant of a banking Trojan.


 

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Cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. Owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, Bob also conducts security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. Bob also teaches Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. Bob works as an instruction for CompTIA’s non-profit IT-Ready Program in the Twin Cities. IT-Ready is a tuition free 8-week program designed to teach students of all ages the fundamentals of IT support to prepare them for an entry level position in Information Technology Support. Graduates of the classes take the exams to become CompTIA A+ certified. Bob is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference2016, 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. Bob has been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com
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