Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2019-10-24

Some ICS Security Incidents Resulted in Injury, Loss of Life: Survey

www.securityweek.com/some-ics-security-incidents-resulted-injury-loss-life-survey Some of the recent cybersecurity incidents involving industrial control systems (ICS) have resulted in injury and even loss of life, according to a survey conducted by Control Systems Cyber Security Association International (CS2AI).

Cyber chief: The IoT could provide a model for improved internet security

www.zdnet.com/article/cybersecurity-how-iot-could-help-make-the-internet-more-secure-for-everyone/ Companies that adhere to the Secure by Design code of practice can therefore prove their devices are secure, allowing the public to make informed decisions when buying and installing IoT products.

Swedish police cleared to deploy spyware against crime suspects

www.zdnet.com/article/swedish-police-cleared-to-deploy-spyware-against-crime-suspects/ Spyware should be able to turn on device cameras and microphones, get encrypted chat logs.

Discord Turned Into an Info-Stealing Backdoor by New Malware

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/discord-turned-into-an-info-stealing-backdoor-by-new-malware/

Antivirus hid more than 9,000 ‘cybercrime’ reports from UK cops, says watchdog

www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/24/hmicfrs_report_cyber_crime/ Action Fraud organisation managed to withhold 9,000 so-called cyber-crime reports from cops thanks to badly configured antivirus on its reporting portal.

How to Avoid the Top Three Causes of Data Breaches in 2019

thehackernews.com/2019/10/data-breach-protection.html 1. Misconfigured Cloud Storage, 2. Unprotected Code Repositories, 3. Vulnerable Open Source Software

6 accounts you should never abandon

www.kaspersky.com/blog/do-not-abandon-your-accounts/29029/ Keep your social media, email, and other accounts secured and delete securely as needed.

UN, UNICEF, Red Cross officials targeted in recent phishing campaign

www.zdnet.com/article/un-unicef-red-cross-officials-targeted-in-recent-phishing-campaign/

Last week’s Fortnite update helped Akamai set a new CDN traffic record

www.zdnet.com/article/last-weeks-fortnite-update-helped-akamai-set-a-new-cdn-traffic-record/ Akamai said CDN traffic peaked at 106 Tbps last week, passing the 100 Tbps mark for the first time.

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