Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-07-11

Trump confirms US conducted cyberattack against Russia in 2018

edition.cnn.com/2020/07/10/politics/donald-trump-us-russia-cyberattack/index.html President Donald Trump, for the first time, confirmed the US conducted a covert cyberattack in 2018 against Russia’s Internet Research Agency.

Russian hacker found guilty for Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Formspring breaches

www.zdnet.com/article/russian-hacker-found-guilty-for-dropbox-linkedin-and-formspring-breaches/ A California jury found Russian hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin guilty for breaching the internal networks of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring back in 2012 and then selling their user databases on the black market.

Signal’s New PIN Feature Worries Cybersecurity Experts

www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkyzek/signal-new-pin-feature-worries-cybersecurity-experts The popular encrypted app is now going to store your contacts in the cloud. Experts are worried this compromises users’ privacy.

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-07-28

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