Florida man jailed for over five years after cyberstalking schoolmate, posting threats
One Day, Three Credit Card Data Breach Notifications
www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/one-day-three-credit-card-data-breach-notifications/ On the same day this week, two restaurants and a convenience store, all with locations across the U.S., disclosed security breach incidents that may have enabled attackers to steal customer payment card data.. Wawa www.wawa.com/alerts/data-security. Islands Restaurants
www.islandsrestaurants.com/paymentcardnotification. Champagne Bakery
Weekly roundup: Tracking President Trump with cellphone location data
www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/21/roundup_dec_20/ New York Times obtained a three-year-old database of 50 billion phone location pings for more than 12 million Americans.. The journalists analyzing the data found one phone that appeared to belong to a Secret Service agent on President Trump’s team, and showed the course of the agent’s progress during a trip to the commander-in-chief’s Mar-a-Lago resort, then to a golf course where Trump was playing golf with the Japanese prime minister.
The Week in Ransomware – December 20th 2019 – Attacks Everywhere
www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/the-week-in-ransomware-december-20th-2019-attacks-everywhere/ This week’s ransomware news continues to be dominated by targeted ransomware attacks against hospitals, cities, and businesses and the new tactic of releasing victim’s data if they do not pay.
Dropbox Zero-Day Vulnerability Gets Temporary Fix
www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/dropbox-zero-day-vulnerability-gets-temporary-fix/ Dropbox has yet to release a new version that patches the flaw but a temporary solution is freely available in the form of a micropatch.
U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices
www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tiktok-navy/u-s-navy-bans-tiktok-from-government-issued-mobile-devices-idUSKBN1YO2HU Earlier this week the United States Navy banned the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular short video app represented a cybersecurity threat.
Windows Remote Desktop Services Used for Fileless Malware Attacks
Not so IDLE hands: FBI program offers companies data protection via deception
arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/12/not-so-idle-hands-fbi-program-offers-companies-data-protection-via-deception/ Newly surfaced doc outlines FBI’s IDLE program – which teases thieves with “decoy data.”
Apple Opens Its Invite-Only Bug Bounty Program to All Researchers
thehackernews.com/2019/12/apple-bug-bounty-program.html Highlight: an enormous increase in the maximum reward from $200,000 to $1.5 million