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PS3 Players Ban: Latest Victims of Surging Attacks on Gaming Industry  

PS3 Players Ban: Latest Victims of Surging Attacks on Gaming Industry   Every Sony PlayStation 3 ID out there was compromised, provoking bans of legit players on the network.
25 June 2021

MyBook Users Urged to Unplug Devices from Internet

Hard drive giant Western Digital is urging users of its MyBook Live brand of network storage drives to disconnect them from the Internet, warning that malicious hackers are remotely wiping the drives using a previously unknown critical flaw that can be triggered by anyone who knows the Internet address of an affected device.
25 June 2021

FIN7 ‘Pen Tester’ Headed to Jail Amid $1B in Payment-Card Losses

FIN7 ‘Pen Tester’ Headed to Jail Amid $1B in Payment-Card Losses One of the Carbanak cybergang's highest-level hackers is destined to serve seven years while making $2.5 million in restitution payments.
25 June 2021

Amazon Acquires Secure Messaging Platform Wickr

AWS CISO Stephen Schmidt says the acquisition is strategic amid the proliferation of remote work.
25 June 2021

Data Privacy Is in 23andMe CSO's DNA

Data Privacy Is in 23andMe CSO's DNA How serious is the company about safeguarding its customers and their genetic information? "We're hiding data even from ourselves," says the biotech and genetic testing company's head of security.
25 June 2021

Cisco ASA Bug Now Actively Exploited as PoC Drops

Cisco ASA Bug Now Actively Exploited as PoC Drops In-the-wild XSS attacks have commenced against the security appliance (CVE-2020-3580), as researchers publish exploit code on Twitter.
25 June 2021

My Book Live Users Wake Up to Wiped Devices, Active RCE Attacks

My Book Live Users Wake Up to Wiped Devices, Active RCE Attacks “I am totally screwed,” one user wailed after finding years of data nuked. Western Digital advised yanking the NAS storage devices offline ASAP: There's an exploit.
25 June 2021

School's Out for Summer, but Don't Close the Book on Cybersecurity Training

Strengthening their security posture should be at the top of school IT departments' summer to-do list.
25 June 2021

High-Level FIN7 Member Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

Andrii Kolpakov, who served as a high-level pentester for the criminal group, was also ordered to pay $2.5 million in restitution.
25 June 2021

Guidance: How PCI DSS Requirements Apply to WFH Environments

 

PCI DSS requirements may apply to work-from-home (WFH) environments in different ways, depending on the entity’s business and security needs and how they have configured their infrastructure to support personnel working from home. Additionally, the job functions an individual is performing may also affect how PCI DSS applies—for example, whether an individual requires access to payment card account data or to the entity’s CDE, and the type of access required.

25 June 2021

Have I gone too far in monitoring my children’s online activity? | Annalisa Barbieri

Have I gone too far in monitoring my children’s online activity? | Annalisa Barbieri

At this stage, being a parent is more about negotiation and trust, says Annalisa Barbieri. Sit down as a family and talk about it – make rules together

I have two children, aged nine and 11. We’ve always limited their tech but just before the pandemic, we bought them tablets to give them access to education, entertainment and their friends. Then I became concerned about their increasing use and placed more limits on screen time.

Full disclosure: I am a phone addict. So I introduced a rule where we all put our devices in a box when we aren’t using them (I break this rule most). During the last lockdown, we got my older child a phone. She had already asked for TikTok – her friends all had it, but I refused because it has all sorts of age-inappropriate stuff. However, that was how her friends communicated, so I allowed it as long as it was a private account on my device, so I could monitor it and her messages. She agreed to this reluctantly. I know I need to step back, but how do I do that without neglecting my duties as a parent?

Related: How can I help my 76-year-old mother date safely online?

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25 June 2021

7 Unconventional Pieces of Password Wisdom

7 Unconventional Pieces of Password Wisdom Challenging common beliefs about best practices in password hygiene.
25 June 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Telling state-backed hackers apart from cybercriminals – How to check if a website is safe – Gaming firms plagued by cyberattacks amid the pandemic

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25 June 2021

Hackers Crack Pirated Games with Cryptojacking Malware

Hackers Crack Pirated Games with Cryptojacking Malware Threat actors have so far made about $2 million from Crackonosh, which secretly mines Monero cryptocurrency from affected devices.
25 June 2021

Three Texan men jailed after using Grindr to find targets for theft, kidnap, assault

Prosecutors say the men abused the app to perform “bias-motivated violence.”
25 June 2021

Crackonosh malware abuses Windows Safe mode to quietly mine for cryptocurrency

The malware is thought to have generated millions of dollars in just a few short years.
25 June 2021

‘Pen tester’ FIN7 hacking group member lands seven-year prison term

The “high-level” member must also pay $2.5 million in damages.
25 June 2021

Spam Downpour Drips New IcedID Banking Trojan Variant

Spam Downpour Drips New IcedID Banking Trojan Variant The primarily IcedID-flavored banking trojan spam campaigns were coming in at a fever pitch: Spikes hit more than 100 detections a day.
24 June 2021

74% of Q1 Malware Was Undetectable Via Signature-Based Tools

Attackers have improved on tweaking old malware to continue sneaking it past traditional threat detection controls, researchers report.
24 June 2021

D3FEND Framework Seeks to Lay Foundation for Cyber Defense

The MITRE project, funded by the National Security Agency, aims to create a foundation for analyzing and discussing cyber defenses and could shake up the vendor community.
24 June 2021