Russian Hackers Sent to U.S. Prison for Stealing 160 Million Bank Card Numbers

A United States Judge this week sent two Russian nationals to prison for their involvement in a hacking scheme that compromised roughly160 million credit card numbers and incurred losses of hundreds of millions. read more more…

Microsoft’s free analytics service sniffs out Meltdown, Spectre patch status

Microsoft’s free Windows Analytics service now scans enterprise Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 PCs, and reports whether they’ve been updated to defend against potential attacks exploiting the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities. The new capabilities of Windows Analytics’ “Upgrade Readiness” were announced Tuesday by Terry Myerson, the top Windows executive at the company. […] more…

Dispel Launches Election Security Platform

Dispel, a U.S.-based company that specializes in secure communication and collaboration systems, on Thursday announced the launch of a new product designed to help protect elections against malicious cyber actors. read more more…

Financial Regulator’s Algorithm Compliance Concerns Are Relevant to All Businesses

The UK’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), issued a report Monday warning financial companies that it would be looking closely at so-called ‘algo trading’: “Algorithmic Trading Compliance in Wholesale Markets” (PDF). read more more…

‘DoubleDoor’ IoT Botnet Uses Two Backdoor Exploits

A newly discovered Internet of Things (IoT) botnet is using two exploits to ensure it can not only bypass authentication on targeted devices, but also render additional protections useless, NewSky Security has discovered.  read more more…

McAfee Sales Kick Off: Play to Win

As we approach the end of our first full year as a standalone company, we also just concluded the first Sales Kick-Off (SKO) as the new McAfee. I am happy to report that the initial excitement of the spin-off is still going strong and we are looking forward to the coming year. My takeaways from […] more…

The Starbucks Effect on IT Security

The Starbucks Effect is Pervasive in the IT Industry and Threat Intelligence is Also Affected by That Movement read more more…

Warning: Crypto-Currency Mining is Targeting Your Android

Cryptocurrency, a virtual form of currency designed to work as a secure form of exchange, has gained a lot of traction in the world of finance and technology. But for many, the concept of obtaining cryptocurrency, or “crypto mining,” is obscure. Investopedia defines crypto-mining as, “the process by which transactions are verified and added to […] more…

Auto Provisioning of New Accounts in UCS (Univerisity Collaboration Suite)

As of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, automatic provisioning of accounts for new employees in UCS (University Collaboration Suite) has been temporarily disabled. Penn State IT staff members are currently working to correct an issue with the provisioning process and more information will be shared on the IT Alerts page as it becomes available. For new […] more…

Over $100,000 Paid Out in ‘Hack the Air Force 2.0’

HackerOne on Thursday announced the results of a bug bounty challenge run by the U.S. Air Force on its platform. More than $100,000 were paid out for over 100 vulnerabilities reported during Hack the Air Force 2.0. read more more…

To Get the Most from Your Multicloud Environment, Know Thyself

With the Right Team Working Together You Can Address the Security, Privacy, and Compliance Challenges of Multicloud  read more more…

Researchers Warn Against Knee-Jerk Attribution of ‘Olympic Destroyer’ Attack

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Vulnerabilities in Apache CouchDB Open the Door to Monero Miners

by Hubert Lin Attacks abusing cryptocurrency miners have been on an upswing — in large part due to the growing popularity of digital currencies. Based on data from our sensors that we deployed worldwide, we have observed a new attack that exploits two vulnerabilities in a popular database system to deliver miners (detected by Trend […] more…

Intel Offers $250,000 for Side-Channel Exploits

Intel Opens Bug Bounty Program to All Researchers, Offers up to $250,000 for Flaws Similar to Meltdown and Spectre read more more…

With Intel’s updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown

With Intel’s updated bug bounty program, you could earn big bucks for finding the next Meltdown l33tdawg Thu, 02/15/2018 – 11:44 more…

Don’t use phones from Huawei or ZTE, FBI director says

Don’t use phones from Huawei or ZTE, FBI director says l33tdawg Thu, 02/15/2018 – 11:44 more…

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