Google CEO Faces House Grilling on Breach, China Censorship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google’s CEO faces a grilling from U.S. lawmakers on how the web search giant handled an alarming data breach and whether it may bend to Chinese government censorship demands. read more more…

Organizations Still Slow to Detect Breaches: CrowdStrike

Organizations are getting better at detecting intrusions on their own, but it still takes them a long time to do it, according to a new report published on Tuesday by endpoint security firm CrowdStrike. read more more…

Researchers Find Thousands of Twitter Amplification Bots in Just One Day

7,000 Twitter Amplification Bots Found in One Day’s Search read more more…

Dark web goldmine busted by Europol

What’s the safest way to buy counterfeit banknotes? Not on the dark web market, as 235 people have just discovered to their cost. more…

Teen SWATter who had 400 schools evacuated lands 3 years in jail

George Duke-Cohan is the British teen who posed as a worried father whose daughter had called him mid-flight during a hijacking. more…

Facebook fined $11m for misleading users about how data will be used

They said Facebook emphasizes the service being free, not that it’s making big bucks off users’ data. They ordered the company to apologize. more…

New Exploit Kit “Novidade” Found Targeting Home and SOHO Routers

We identified a new exploit kit we named Novidade that targets home or small office routers by changing their Domain Name System (DNS) settings via cross-site request forgery (CSRF), enabling attacks on a victim’s mobile device or desktop through web applications in which they’re authenticated with. Once the DNS setting is changed to that of […] more…

Highly Active MuddyWater Hackers Hit 30 Organizations in 2 Months

The cyberespionage group referred to as MuddyWater has hit over 130 victims in 30 organizations from late September to mid-November, Symantec security researchers said in a report published Monday.  read more more…

Maintenance 12/16/18: LionPATH will be offline

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty, and staff at all Penn State locations that use LionPATH IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: LionPATH will be offline DATE AND TIME: LionPATH will be affected from 05:00 AM ET on 12/16/2018 until 07:00 AM ET on 12/16/2018. NOTES: LionPATH will be offline for approximately 1 hour between 5:00-7:00 am […] more…

New Bug Prompts Earlier End to Google+ Social Network

Google said Monday it will close the consumer version of its online social network sooner than originally planned due to the discovery of a new software bug. read more more…

Tor Project Releases Financial Documents

The Tor Project, the organization behind the Tor anonymity network, has published financial documents for the past two years, and while they show that its revenue has increased significantly, it’s still small compared to the budgets of potential adversaries. read more more…

How To Tell If Your Smartphone Has Been Hacked

Your home screen is just a matrix of numbers. Your device loses its charge quickly, or restarts suddenly. Or, you notice outgoing calls that you never dialed. Chances are your smartphone has been hacked. The sad truth is that hackers now have a multitude of ways to get into your phone, without ever touching it. […] more…

Researchers Find a Dozen Undocumented OpenSSH Backdoors

ESET security researchers have discovered 12 new OpenSSH backdoor families that haven’t been documented before. read more more…

Resolved: Maintenance: Meetings@PSU (Adobe Connect) will be migrating recorded meetings to Kaltura

PEOPLE AND LOCATIONS IMPACTED: All students, faculty, staff at all Penn State locations, enter specific location who use Adobe Connect and Kaltura. IT SERVICE(S) IMPACTED: Meetings@PSU (Adobe Connect) will be migrating recorded meetings to Kaltura DATE AND TIME: Meetings@PSU and Kaltura may be affected from 04:30 PM ET on 12/04/2018 until 05:00 PM ET on […] more…

New Mac Malware Combines Open-Source Backdoor and Crypto-Miner

A recently discovered piece of malware targeting Mac systems is a combination of two open-source programs, Malwarebytes security researchers warn.  read more more…

Getting ROI From a Security Advisory Board That Works: Part 2

Over the years, I have participated in many advisory boards. In every case, I have been a strong supporter of the business and wanted to contribute. However, in almost every case, I ended up feeling like I provided little more than my name on a pitch deck slide. In 2016, I was tasked with working […] more…

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