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#cybersecurity | #infosec | Sonos backtracks (a little) over its software updates fustercluck

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Sonos, the maker of wireless home sound systems, has got itself into some real hot water this week. On Tuesday, Sonos announced on its blog that from May 2020 it would no longer be pushing out software updates and new features to some of its legacy […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#deepweb | The New York Times gloats over Harvey Weinstein’s misfortune

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans   The New York Times gloats over Harvey Weinstein’s misfortune By David Walsh 22 January 2020 “Every punishment, which does not arise from absolute necessity, says the great Montesquieu, is tyrannical.” Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishments The trial of film producer Harvey Weinstein, on five […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Weekly Threat Briefing: Colorado Town Wires Over $1 Million To BEC Scammers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The intelligence in this week’s iteration discuss the following threats: BabyShark, Fraud, Maze Ransomware, North Korea, POS malware, Ransomware, Rowhammer, Ryuk Ransomware, Thallium. The IOCs related to these stories are attached to the Community Threat Briefing and can be used to check your logs for potential malicious activity.

Figure 1 – IOC Summary Charts.  These charts summarize the IOCs attached to this magazine and provide a glimpse of the threats discussed.

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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | Over 750,000 Applications for US Birth Certificates Left Exposed Online

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Quick question, were you born in the United States? Have you recently applied for a new copy of your birth certificate? Well, you could be one of the unfortunate people whose birth certificate application was left exposed online.

It has been reported that more than 750,000 applications for copies of U.S. birth certificates have been left exposed without any access control in a misconfigured cloud server within an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket.

https://securityboulevard.com/

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from comforte Insights authored by Thomas Stoesser. Read the original post at: https://insights.comforte.com/over-750000-applications-for-us-birth-certificates-left-exposed-online

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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | An epidemic of ransomware washes over healthcare

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Normally, the only types of epidemics that healthcare organizations fight are the microbial kind. But lately, they have been hit with a rash of ransomware attacks, crippling their IT systems and demanding payments to unlock the encrypted system. Many of these attacks have leveraged third-party vendors […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#school | #ransomware | Hacker’s paradise: Louisiana’s ransomware disaster far from over

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Enlarge / Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at dusk. Louisiana has brought some of its services back as it recovers from a targeted ransomware attack using the Ryuk malware on November 18. The state’s Office of Motor Vehicles re-opened offices on Monday in a limited […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

The Debate Over How to Encrypt the Internet of Things

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Internet-connected gadgets like lightbulbs and fitness trackers are notorious for poor security. That’s partly because they’re often made cheaply and with haste, which leads to careless mistakes and outsourcing of problematic parts. But it’s also partly due to the lack of computing power in the first […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

#nationalcybersecuritymonth | NCSAM is Over, But Don’t Let Cybersecurity Fade to Black

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans This Halloween season, we’ve explored the deepest, darkest corners of cyberspace in our National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) blog series—from cyber spooks and digital demons to deathly data breaches and compliance concerns. Our panel of cybersecurity experts assembled to tell you the spookiest things they’ve seen […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

Belgrade #Suspect #Arrested over Being #Part of #Hackers’ Group ‘The #Dark #Overlord’

Officials from Serbia recently detained a Belgrade resident who’s doubted as belonging to a hacking group named DarkOverlord or The Dark Overlord.

The resident, a man aged 38, uses the initials “S.S” for his name and is a Belgrade citizen.
Except for these, nothing about his identity is known.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has kept silent giving no remarks about the arrest. However, Serbian officials state they executed the detention when they were conducting an operation for exposing the people using the moniker “The Dark Overlord” online.

Running active from 2016, DarkOverlord has gained notoriety for hacking schools and medical providers to seize their personal files followed with blackmailing the institutions into paying money if they don’t want their information to be sold on the underground world. Earlier, the hackers had apparently seized addresses, phone numbers and Social Security Numbers belonging to innumerable medical patients that could’ve been utilized for committing ID-theft. In.pcmag.com posted this, May 17, 2018.

Beginning from June 2016, The Dark Overlord infiltrated the systems of 50-or-so victims, stealing a variety of data such as intellectual property and crucial health information followed with demanding ransoms in exchange of leaving the filched data safe.

The hackers’ syndicate is well-known with regards to executing one cyber-crime series spanning 2-yrs and comprising extortion along with hacking followed with revealing episodes contained in a Netflix sequence namely “Orange-is-the-New-Black” and also breaking into U.S. school computers as well as threatening the country’s students with murder.

At times the crooks weren’t satisfied with hacking they’d start physical violence threat against the hacked entities. During 2017, an infamous campaign carried out in USA included breach of systems of high schools and then theft of personal data to be followed with holding those data for ransoms. And in case the schools did not pay up, the gang would find out the contact details of staff and students from the filched data and then threaten them.

It’s not clear whether The Dark Overlord group consists of one person or several individuals. However on Twitter, it frequently uses the words “us” and “we” as reference to the gang while blackmailing hacked victims.

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