Third-party risk, SOC, Email security, Social engineering, Threat hunting, Deception

Tesla Sensors, Israeli Soldiers Phished, Machine Learning – PSW #640

February 21, 2020

 

 

Nedbank Says 1.7 Million Customers Impacted by Breach at Third-Party Provider, 500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users, 5 inch piece of electrical tape can fool Tesla sensors, Israeli soldiers phished by HAMAS posing as interested women, and a simple guide to AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning.

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Tesla Sensors, Israeli Soldiers Phished, Machine Learning

Paul's Stories

  1. Hackers Were Inside Citrix for Five Months Krebs on Security
  2. 7 Ways to Improve the Security of Mobile Banking Apps
  3. Vulnerable Out of Band Consoles Put Industrial Assets at Risk | SecurityWeek.Com
  4. Trump 'Offered Pardon' to Assange If He Denied Russia Leak, Court Hears | SecurityWeek.Com
  5. Hackers are actively exploiting a Zero-Day in WordPress ThemeREX Plugin to create Admin Accounts
  6. Ring Rolls Out Mandatory 2FA, New Privacy Controls | SecurityWeek.Com
  7. Ransomware attack forces 2-day shutdown of natural gas pipeline
  8. The mess behind Microsofts yanked UEFI patch KB 4524244
  9. US, UK formally blame Russia for mass-defacement of Georgian websites | ZDNet
  10. Adobe releases out-of-band patch for critical code execution vulnerabilities | ZDNet
  11. Over 400 ICS Vulnerabilities Disclosed in 2019: Report | SecurityWeek.Com
  12. Cisco Patches Critical Flaw in Smart Licensing Solution | SecurityWeek.Com

Lee's Stories

  1. Nedbank Says 1.7 Million Customers Impacted by Breach at Third-Party Provider Third party security - trust but verify.
  2. Iranian Hackers Targeting Dutch Universities
  3. Iranian Hackers Have Been Hacking VPN Servers to Plant Backdoors in Companies Around the World The issue is VPN exploits are happening more agressively, necessitating heightened monitoring and rapid patch/mitigation deployment.
  4. 500 Chrome Extensions Caught Stealing Private Data of 1.7 Million Users Installed extensions disabled and marked malicious. Uninstall any extensions so marked.
  5. Justice Department Slaps Huawei with New Racketeering Charges The efforts to steal IP by Chinese companies are often accompanied extensive supporting cyber espionage efforts.
  6. US Non-Profit for International Study Exposes Private Documents of Thousands of Students Exposed data included Visa documents and applications, medical forms, w-4 tax forms, I-94 US Arrival and Departure forms, all from two improperly configured MongoDB instances on the same IP address.
  7. Russian Intelligence Agents Reportedly Went to Ireland to Inspect Undersea Cables, and It's Reigniting Fears They Could Cut Them and Take Entire Countries Offline This is a quite challenging attack due to the number of cables that would need cutting, but coupled with other actions it could be very disruptive.
  8. Remote Wipe Plugin Bug Hits 200,000+ WordPress Sites If you're using the ThemeGrill Demo Importer and a ThemeGrill theme - patch or uninstall them.
  9. National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) Ransomware Resources posted In December 2019, the NMFTA conducted a ransomware tabletop exercise for motor freight carriers. Following the exercise, NMFTA released some key documents from the workshop for public use to maximize benefits to the transportation sector.

Doug's Stories

  1. 5 inch piece of electrical tape can fool Tesla sensors.
  2. Mt. Gox victims may get some of the bitcoins back.
  3. BIML releases guidelines for security in machine learning systems.
  4. Simple guide to AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning.
  5. Israeli soldiers phished by HAMAS posing as interested women.
  6. Dell sells RSA to private Equity Firm for 2.1B$
  7. Larry Tesler, who developed Cut, Copy, and Paste, has died.

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