19 Jan 2021

Microsoft Implements Windows Zerologon Flaw ‘Enforcement Mode’

Microsoft is allegedly pushing a domain controller “enforcement mode” by default to help mitigate the threat posed by the critical Zerologon flaw. Microsoft is aiming to force all companies to update their systems and address the flaw, as it represents a severe security risk to businesses, agencies, and organizations. Microsoft

Read More
19 Jan 2021

Livecoin slams its doors shut after failing to recover from hack, financial loss

The Russian cryptocurrency exchange company Livecoin has announced that it is shutting down permanently due to a cyberattack in which cybercriminals took control of Livecoin systems. The cyberattackers were aiming to tamper with exchange values. Exchange rates for currencies such as Bitcoin were changed by thousands of USD. Livecoin requested

Read More
18 Jan 2021

UK Accidentally Deletes 150k Arrest Records

An unintentional erasure has plagued the United Kingdom’s government as employees rush to recover data. A technical issue seemingly caused 150,000 arrest records to be wiped from nationwide police databases. Initial investigation has pointed to human error and defective code that earmarked the wrong files for deletion as the culprit.

Read More
18 Jan 2021

Google Boots 164 Apps from Play Marketplace for Shady Ad Practices

Google has removed roughly 164 malicious Andriod apps that have been downloaded a total of 10 million times from its Google Play marketplace. Google’s reasoning behind removing the apps is that they were delivering malicious and disruptive advertisements. The move is similar to last year’s crackdown on out-of-context ads. The

Read More
18 Jan 2021

NSA Appoints Rob Joyce as Cyber Director

US cybersecurity official Rob Joyce has been named the new leader of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Cybersecurity Directorate. Joyce was previously the NSA’s top representative in the UK. Joyce will replace Anne Neuberger, who was recently appointed Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology on the National

Read More
18 Jan 2021

Ongoing ransomware attack leaves systems badly affected, says Scottish environment agency

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed this week that they are still struggling to mend systems after a ransomware attack hit the agency last month. SEPA stated that its contact center, internal systems, processes, and internal communications have all been impacted by the attack. The attack occurred on Christmas

Read More
15 Jan 2021

Hackers Leak Stolen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data

After a cyberattack on the EMA, the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine information has been leaked on the internet. The EMa is in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products in the E.U. In December, threat agencies broke into the server to access COVID-19 vaccine documentation.  The regulatory

Read More
15 Jan 2021

NSA Recommends Using Only ‘Designated’ DNS Resolvers

The National Security Agency recommended that enterprises use only their designated DNS resolver in DNS traffic and avoid third-party resolvers. Domain Name System technology, or DNS over HTTPS, DoH, can be abused by attackers. Companies using only their designated DNS server is the safest route and all other resolvers should

Read More
15 Jan 2021

Xiaomi added to US list of alleged Communist Chinese military companies

The United State DoD has added Chinese hardware manufacturers, Xiaomi, to the list of alleged communist chinese military companies. The department of defense is working to counter the People’s Republic of China’s Military-Civil Fusion development strategy. This strategy supports the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army by allowing it access

Read More
14 Jan 2021

Ring trials customer video end-to-end encryption for smart doorbells

Ring has created a preview of end-to-end encryption for home video feeds. The feature is being rolled out to customers this week by the Amazon-owned smart doorbell. After feedback proves the encryption to be successful, the encryption will eventually be offered to users as an opt-in feature. Ring has come

Read More