For the past months everyone has been focusing on the GDPR deadline the 25th of May . In the meantime the passing of another important new privacy and security legislation, with big implications for European businesses using cloud services from US tech giants, went almost totally unnoticed.
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Yesterday, US-CERT posted a bulletin about Russian State-Sponsored Cyber Actors Targeting Network Infrastructure Devices ( https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-106A ). Our take on this is that this is something one must always assume to be happening, and if the bulletin is accurate then it’s not something Russia is alone in doing: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/photos-of-an-nsa-upgrade-factory-show-cisco-router-getting-implant/ https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/21/nsa-technique-for-cisco-spying/ It is vital to have critical controls […]
Facebook On Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Mark Zuckerberg took part of congressional hearings regarding Cambridge Analytica and privacy concerns regarding Facebook. There are multiple news outlets covering the story, and KrebsonSecurity also wrote an article about how one should not trust these type of quizzes and such may receive data about you and your […]
AMD Vulnerabilities This week, CTS-Labs sent out an advisory regarding AMD Vulnerabilities. What’s worth noting about this is that the vulnerabilities all require local administrator access to exploit, and if an attacker already got that access it means that it’s basically game over in either case. There are also concerns that this was done in […]
NCCGroup rebuilt NotPetya, replacing its destructive payload with telemetry and safeguards to see what the impact could have been. They found the following: The customer ran it on one machine in their engineering network with no privileges. It found three machines unpatched. It exploited those three machines to obtain kernel level access. It infected those […]
Researchers have uncovered a government-sponsored mobile hacking group operating since 2012. OnePlus had its store compromised, leaving 40 000 credit cards compromised. Hackers have started exploiting three Microsoft Office flaws to spread Zyklon malware. Top 5 Security Links OnePlus minus 40,000 credit cards: Smartmobe store hacked to siphon payment info to crooks Transmission users beware: […]
Microsoft released patches for Meltdown and Spectre, but it’s important to update ones antivirus before applying the patches. Latest WebLogic exploit caused an increase in compromised hosts being used for mining Cryptocurrencies. F-Secure finds a new Intel AMT Security Issue which gives hackers with physical access full control of laptops in 30 seconds. Top 5 […]