Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-07-07

Libra Cryptocurrency Scams Already Active Ahead Of 2020 Launch

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/libra-cryptocurrency-scams-already-active-ahead-of-2020-launch/ No sooner had Facebook announced Libra cryptocurrency and the matching digital Calibra wallet that cybercriminals tried to get a head start on a new phishing theme.

Europe Built a System to Fight Russian Meddling. Its Struggling.

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/06/world/europe/europe-russian-disinformation-propaganda-elections.html

TWITTER’S DISINFORMATION DATA DUMPS ARE HELPFULTO A POINT

www.wired.com/story/twitters-disinformation-data-dumps-helpful/ A year later, Twitter released an archive of more than 10 million tweets, from 3,841 accounts it said were affiliated with the IRA, hoping to encourage open research and investigation of these behaviors from researchers and academics.

Canonical GitHub account hacked, Ubuntu source code safe

www.zdnet.com/article/canonical-github-account-hacked-ubuntu-source-code-safe/ Ubuntu source code appears to be safe; however Canonical is investigating.. “Canonical has removed the compromised account from the Canonical organisation in GitHub and is still investigating the extent of the breach, but there is no indication at this point that any source code or PII was affected,” it said.

Industry Breach Alert Published by US National Trade Association ALTA

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/industry-breach-alert-published-by-us-national-trade-association-alta/ American Land Title Association (ALTA) published a warning about hundreds of title company records having been supposedly stolen as part of a phishing campaign targeting ALTA members.. ALTA is the U.S. a national trade association and it is representing over 6,000 title insurance firms, title and settlement agents, real estate attorneys, and independent abstracters since 1907 when it was founded.

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