Free VPNs are bad for your privacy

VPNs are in high demand as Americans scramble to keep access to TikTok and WeChat amid a looming government ban. There are dozens of free VPNs out there that promise to protect your privacy by keeping you anonymous on the internet and hiding your browsing history. Don't believe it.


Amazon Employee Warns Internal Groups They're Being Monitored For Labor Organizing

The spokesperson said that the company uses "several methods to gather feedback at scale," which includes "anonymized feedback that is sometimes shared from these open email forums." It is not surprising that companies have access to corporate email, however not all companies proactively monitor employee emails as Amazon says it does.


UHS hospitals hit by reported country-wide Ryuk ransomware attack

Universal Health Services (UHS), a Fortune 500 hospital and healthcare services provider, has reportedly shut down systems at healthcare facilities around the US after a cyber-attack that hit its network during early Sunday morning. UHS operates over 400 healthcare facilities in the US and the UK, has more than 90,000 employees and provides healthcare services to approximately 3.5 million patients each year.


Federal Agency Compromised by Malicious Cyber Actor | CISA

CISA became aware-via EINSTEIN, CISA's intrusion detection system that monitors federal civilian networks-of a potential compromise of a federal agency's network. In coordination with the affected agency, CISA conducted an incident response engagement, confirming malicious activity.


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Microsoft Security-detecting empires in the cloud - Microsoft Security

Microsoft consistently tracks the most advanced threat actors and evolving attack techniques. We use these findings to harden our products and platform and share them with the security community to help defenders everywhere better protect the planet.

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Event Date: September 16, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. ETThe 2020 Cybersummit will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7. Each series will have a different theme that focuses on CISA's mission to "Defend Today, Secure Tomorrow," with presentations from targeted leaders across government, academia, and industry.


Getting the Bacon from Cobalt Strike's Beacon | CrowdStrike

In recent months, has observed a continued increase in the use of Cobalt Strike by eCrime and nation-state adversaries to conduct their operations following the initial access to victims' environments. Cobalt Strike is a commercially available post-exploitation framework developed for adversary simulations and and features an easy-to-use interface.


Cyber Threat Intelligence Training | SANS FOR578

GIAC Cyber Threat Intelligence (GCTI) Cyber threat intelligence represents a force multiplier for organizations looking to update their response and detection programs to deal with increasingly sophisticated advanced persistent threats. Malware is an adversary's tool but the real threat is the human one, and cyber threat intelligence focuses on countering those flexible and persistent human threats with empowered and trained human defenders.


Instagram bug opened a path for hackers to hijack app, turn smartphones into spies | ZDNet

Facebook has patched a critical vulnerability in Instagram that could lead to remote code execution and the hijack of smartphone cameras, microphones, and more. Privately disclosed to Facebook, the owner of Instagram, by Check Point, the security flaw is described as "a critical vulnerability in Instagram's image processing."


Election Infrastructure Security

Fair and free elections are a hallmark of American democracy. The American people's confidence in the value of their vote is principally reliant on their confidence in the security and resilience of the infrastructure that makes the Nation's elections possible.


LinkedIn hacker Yevgeniy Nikulin sentenced to prison after long legal battle

One of the most-watched cybercrime cases in recent memory has come to a close. A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced Yevgeniy Nikulin to 88 months in prison, or more than seven years, in prison, capping an international legal drama that's involved three countries over a span of eight years.


9 Soft Skills Every Employee Will Need In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning systems are becoming increasingly competent at doing jobs that previously, only humans could do. Here, we look at the key soft skills everyone should be focusing on to compete well in the job market of the future.