Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report Holiday Season Alert

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Cybersecurity and Personal Data Breach Report Holiday Season Alert

1. Postal Service Finally Patches Security Flaws

theverge.com - Author: Shannon Liao - Date: November 22nd, 2018 

The US Postal Service has recently announced that it has fixed security flaws found on the usps.com website. The flaw was a pretty significant one considering how it allowed anyone access to personal account info of usps.com users. The vulnerability was reported a year ago by an independent researcher to USPS but wasn’t fixed until this week. Anyone who could query the site’s API had access to user account info  ... Continue Reading

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2. Routine Dropbox Security Tests Reveal Multiple Apple Zero-day Vulnerabilities

bleepingcomputer.com- Author: Lawrence Abrams - Date: November 21st, 2018 

A recent blog post by Dropbox explained that during a routine security test they discovered multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Apple software. The vulnerabilities, when combined, could allow commands to be executed on a remote macOS computer whenever a user accused a malicious website. The vulnerabilities were reported to apple and fixed earlier this year on Mach 29th. ... Continue Reading

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3. Linux Based Mirai Malware Found In The Wild

darkreading.com - Author: Jai Vijayan - Date: November 21st, 2018 

Security researchers from NetScout Alert have discovered the first non-IoT versions of the Mirai Botnet malware that plagued IoT devices earlier this year. The new non-IoT versions behave similarly to the original version but are instead modified to run on Linux servers.  ... Continue Reading

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4. Holiday Scams and Attacks Are Predicted to Have Huge Spike for 2018

infosecurity-magazine.com- Author: Kacy Zurkus - Date: November 26th, 2018

Security Vendor, Carbon Black, released a new Holiday Threat Report detailing trend data on the number of cyber scams and attacks during the holiday season. The holiday season of 2016 saw an increase of attempted attacks by 20.5%. Later, in 2017, that number further increased to 57.5%. As we enter the holiday season for 2018 the report expects that number to continue to increase to 60%... Continue Reading

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5. RAT King arrested by Ukranian Police, allegedly on infecting thousands of computers with RATs.

infosecurity-magazine.com - Author: Phil Muncaster - Date: November 26th, 2018

A man who allegedly used Remote Access Trojans (RAT) on thousands of users around the world has been arrested been Ukrainian Police. In a statement from the Ukrainian National Police, they said that they arrested 42-year-old Lviv on suspicion of using DarkComet malware. He’s said to have infected over 2000 computers across 50 different countries. The RAT in question was capable of keylogging, webcam monitoring, and disabling anti-virus notifications... Continue Reading

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5. SECURITY TREAT OF THE WEEK: "‘Masked Bandit’ breaks into a police station and evades capture for nine hours"

nbc4i.ca - Author:  NBC4 Staff - Date: October 4th, 2018

In a Texas Police station, a ‘masked’ bandit broke into the station and lead officers on a nine-hour pursuit. The ‘masked’ bandit a question was a raccoon that fell through the ceiling of the Bedford Police Department late Sunday night. After the Raccoon was captured it was later released in a park... View the Video here

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Posted by Alan Hernandez

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