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  • Chris Inglis confirmed as first national cyber director
    Former NSA’er Chris Inglis was confirmed by the Senate as the first national cyber director. His job is to make sure that all federal agencies are operating consistent with the national cyber policy. The director will be the Biden administration’s main…
  • FBI recovers part of Colonial Piple line ransom
    FBI recovers a chunk of the BITCOIN Ransom paid for the Colonial Pipeline ransom attack. The victim contacted the FBI and then agreed to pay the ransom. The FBI was able to track the origin back to a hacking group called Darkside. They followed the…
  • GOOGLE Adds new suspicious downloads feature
    GOOGLE adds new features to Chrome to detect suspicious downloads. The new protections let the users know if a download from the Chrome Webstore can be considered “trusted.” This is part of its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature and has enabled the…
  • Malvertising
    <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Hackers used fake ads on Google to trick users into downloading…
  • CNA ransomware attack
    <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">CNA, a US insurance giant, paid $40…
  • The Empire strickes back at the DarkSide Ransomware Group
    <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The DarkSide Ransomware group lost all its servers used to pull off ransomware attacks such as the recent one against Colonial Pipeline. The hackers said they had lost access to key parts of their infrastructure—…
  • Possible security threats linked to recycled phone numbers.
    <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Possible security threats linked to…
  • IoT vulnerabilities found in at least 25 different popular products
    <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">IoT vulnerabilities found in at least…
  • Student saves ransom ware victims $27K
    <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Student saves ransom ware victims $…
  • Incentives for Utilities to monitor for hackers
    <p>The National Security Council plan expected out next week will offer incentives rather than regulations to encourage utilities to install monitoring software to identify hackers and report the incidents to the government. This action comes after…
  • Beware of fake NFT Websites if Counterfeit Collectibles
    <p>&nbsp;<span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Non-fungible tokens known as NFTs, are now becoming the target…
  • Tac filing schemes
    <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">…
  • What looks like an Android update may be a Trojan horse
    <p>What looks like a new Android update may contain an information-stealing trojan horse. This spyware mimics an System Update application then takes control of compromised devices. Although not distributed through the official Google Play store,…
  • Ransomware gangs are on the rise
    <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Ransomware gangs are on the rise and…
  • Sending out sensitive information via unapproved channels and apps
    <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">A recent global survey found that 30…
  • International Women's Day and need for more diversity in Cyber Security Workforce
    <p style="margin:0in 0in 8pt"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The Rule of Steve is that in a…