In this episode, security operations solutions strategist Andrew Lancashire and Kate Scarcella discuss the important of protecting your intellectual property in the workplace.
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What are the main security concerns associated with smart buildings and why are they in the crosshairs of cybercriminals?
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Radiohead Refuses Ransom, Releases Stolen Tracks
The band Radiohead
recently fell victim to a hack in which 18 hours of previously unreleased
sessions were ransomed for $150,000. Rather than pay the ludicrous fee, the
band instead opted to release the tracks through Bandcamp for a donation to
charity. The unreleased sessions were stored as archived mini discs the band
created during the years surrounding their third album, “OK Computer.”
US Border Protection Breached by Contractor
for the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency is under scrutiny after
it was revealed that they had illicitly transferred thousands of images of both
license plates and travelers that had crossed the US/Mexico border in the last
month. In doing so, the subcontractor broke several mandatory security policies
written into a legal contract. While there is no sign of the images leaking
onto the dark web, there is very little redress for the exposed travelers without
proving actual harm.
Billions of Spam Emails Sent Everyday
The latest industry report on spam emails revealed
that around 3.4 billion fake/spam emails are distributed across the globe each
day. More worrisome is that the majority of these emails originate in the US
and regularly target US-based industries. While many industries have improved security
measures, larger enterprises have struggled to implement strong protection for
their entire staff.
Ransomware Hits Washington Food Bank
The Auburn Food Bank in the State of Washington recently fell victim to a ransomware attack that encrypted all but one of their computers, which was isolated from the internal network. Instead of paying the ransom, the nonprofit chose to wipe all computers, including their email server, and begin rebuilding from scratch. The ransomware variant has been claimed to be GlobeImposter 2.0, which requires the victim to contact the attacker to determine the ransom demanded.
Retro Game Site Breached
The account information was leaked for over 1 million users
a retro gaming site that hosts all things gaming related. The breach, which
took place in April of 2018, affected 1.1 million IP and email addresses, many
of which were found in previous data breaches. It is still unclear how the
breach actually took place, though given the use of salted MD5 hashes for
storing user data it’s clear EmuParadise could have done more to properly
secure their users information.
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The evolving cyber threat landscape has taken a new leap. The recent past shows a startling rise in the number of incidences of phishing attacks, where visitors have been lured into clicking fraudulent links, under the cover of security marks like padlock icon and ‘HTTPS’. Considering the rising number of…
On the other hand, a surprisingly high number of Europeans haven't even heard of the landmark legislation
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Well this was a big one. The simple stuff first - I'm back in Norway running workshops and getting ready for my absolute favourite event of the year, NDC Oslo. I'm also talking about Scott's Hack Yourself First UK Tour where he'll be hitting up Manchester, London and Glasgow with public workshops. Tickets are still available at those and it'll be your last chance for a long time to do that event in the UK.
Then there's Project Svalbard. I think it'll come across in the video below, but putting a project I've poured my heart and soul into over the last 5 and half year up for sale is a massive thing for me. There are so many emotions involved at so many levels and I really wanted to try and get that across in a more personable form than what written word lends itself to. I hope I've done that, and I hope you enjoy listening to the back story of Project Svalbard. Here it is:
- Scott's public Hack Yourself First UK Tour is coming up (Manchester, London and Glasgow - get on it!)
- Project Svalbard (the big one - this is a long weekly update mostly about my decision to move HIBP into another organisation)
- Twilio is sponsoring my blog this week (learn what regulations like PSD2 mean for your business, and how Twilio can help you achieve secure, compliant transactions)