Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2021-05-16

We Found Joe Bidens Secret Venmo. Heres Why Thats A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone.

www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/we-found-joe-bidens-secret-venmo BuzzFeed News found President Joe Bidens Venmo account after less than 10 minutes of looking for it, revealing a network of his private social connections, a national security issue for the United States, and a major privacy concern for everyone who uses the popular peer-to-peer payments app.

HTML Phishing Email Opens the Door for Threat Actors

cofense.com/blog/html-phishing-email/ The Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC) has observed a credential phishing trend whereby threat actors are sending out several emails to employees with nothing more than an HTML attachment and subject line, OfficeDoc Important Business/Work Guide. As organizations are planning for return-to-work procedures, threat actors are leveraging this theme to increase the likelihood of user . interaction with the attachment.

Chemical distributor pays $4.4 million to DarkSide ransomware

www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/chemical-distributor-pays-44-million-to-darkside-ransomware/ In this particular case, the DarkSide affiliate claims to have gotten access to the network after purchasing stolen credentials. However, the DarkSide affiliate does not know how the credentials were originally obtained.

3 areas of implicitly trusted infrastructure that can lead to supply chain compromises

www.helpnetsecurity.com/2021/05/13/supply-chain-compromises/ To get a broader understanding of what organizations are up against, lets look at three major supply chain compromises that occurred during the first quarter of 2021. Each one of these supply chain attacks targeted a different piece of implicitly trusted infrastructureinfrastructure that you may or not be paying attention to as a potential target in your organization.. 1. Package squatting via software package repositories. 2. Malicious commits via version control systems. 3. Man-in-the-middle attacks via TLS certificates

Consumers Unforgiving of Merchants Data Failings

www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/consumers-unforgiving-of-merchants/ New research has revealed that most American consumers who shop online will cease doing business with a merchant that mishandles their data.. The finding emerged from the May 2021 Securing eCommerce study, carried out by PYMNTS.com in collaboration with NuData, which surveyed a census-balanced panel of nearly 2,400 American consumers.

Four Years On: Two-thirds of Global Firms Still Exposed to WannaCry

www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/twothirds-global-firms-exposed/ Over two-thirds (67%) of organizations are still running an insecure Windows protocol largely responsible for the infamous WannaCry and NotPetya attacks of 2017 and 2018, according to new research.. Security vendor ExtraHop used its network detection and response (NDR) capabilities to analyze anonymized metadata from an unspecified number of customer networks, in order to better understand where they may be vulnerable to outdated protocols.. Report at


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