Feb 282018

The autogenerated emails sent on behalf of a named Facebook page gave away more about the accounts behind the page than you’d expect.

Source: Facebook bug reveals identity of page admin via email – Naked Security

Feb 282018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered the creation of the Justice Department’s Cyber-Digital Task Force, which will canvass the many ways that the Department is combatting the global cyber threat, and will also identify how federal law enforcement can more effectively accomplish its mission in this vital and evolving area.

Source: Attorney General Sessions Announces New Cybersecurity Task Force | OPA | Department of Justice

Feb 272018

US CERT has updated their information on UDP-Based Amplification Attacks and added information concerning Memcache attacks.

Source: UDP-Based Amplification Attacks

Feb 272018

Starting in July, Google Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as ‘not secure’.

Source: You have five months to switch your website to HTTPS – Naked Security

Feb 262018

IT departments in law firms must go beyond just having a continuity strategy in place to tackle IT downtime and cybersecurity.

Source: 3 New Responsibilities Legal IT Departments Face Because of Cyber Threats | Legaltech News

Feb 252018

With Internet stability hanging in the balance, router maker maintains radio silence.

Source: A potent botnet is exploiting a critical router bug that may never be fixed | Ars Technica

Feb 242018

Two Russian men were sentenced to prison in the United States on Wednesday after they pleaded guilty to their roles in one of the largest hacking schemes to ever hit the U.S. Vladimir Drinkman, 37, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison and Dmitriy Smilianets, 34, to 51 months and 21 days in prison. The pair were arrested in the Netherlands in 2012 and pleaded guilty in 2015. Prosecutors said there were 17 corporate victims, and three of them alone lost more than $300 million combined. As friends in Moscow, Drinkman and Smilianets “targeted major corporate networks, compromised 160 million credit card numbers and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses,” according to the Justice Department. “Drinkman and Smilianets not only stole over 160 million credit card numbers from credit card processors, banks, retailers, and other corporate victims, they also used their bounty to fuel a robust underground market for hacked […]

Source: Two Russians sentenced to prison for role in hacks against U.S. companies – Cyberscoop

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