Peerlyst is saying goodbye

Dear community members,I'm writing to inform you that we decided to shut the site down on August 27, 2020. We are very proud of what this community has created, and how far it came without scarifying its integrity, quality, and identity.


'Australia's Jack Ryan' under investigation for threatening to kill police, prosecutor

"Hola 4 c--s, you 4 are going to die shortly an[d] immediate and related family member of each of you is going to die. I have your identities," the email allegedly said. Mr Smith has also been accused of a campaign of online harassment against the prosecutor, who allegedly received "unsolicited internet activity".

The Age

A vigilante is sabotaging the Emotet botnet by replacing malware payloads with GIFs | ZDNet

An unknown vigilante hacker has been sabotaging the operations of the recently-revived Emotet botnet by replacing Emotet payloads with animated GIFs, effectively preventing victims from getting infected. The sabotage, which started three days ago, on July 21, has grown from a simple joke to a serious issue impacting a large portion of the Emotet operation.


DHS Worries Covid-19 Masks Are Breaking Facial Recognition, Leaked Document Shows

While doctors and politicians still struggle to convince Americans to take the barest of precautions against Covid-19 by wearing a mask, the Department of Homeland Security has an opposite concern, according to an "intelligence note" found among the BlueLeaks trove of law enforcement documents: Masks are breaking police facial recognition.

The Intercept

Garmin staggers back online after ransomware attack - Graham Cluley

Garmin's online services are beginning to come back to life after it was hit badly by ransomware last week.In a press release which - like all of its previous communications on the topic of its outage - seems to go out of its way to avoid using the word "ransomware", the wearable tech firm for the first time admits that it was "the victim of a cyber attack that encrypted some of [its] systems": Garmin Ltd.

Graham Cluley

Emotet malware operation hacked to show memes to victims

Someone is poking fun at the Emotet botnet and heavily disrupting its operations by hacking into the malware's distribution sites and replacing malicious payloads with memes and GIFs. This Emotehack operation has been happening for the past few days, providing some respite from Emotet spamming while the threat actor figures out how to regain control over their distribution sites.


Alert: Potential legacy risk from malware targeting QNAP NAS devices

A joint NCSC and CISA alert detailing the legacy risk of the malware Qsnatch to QNAP NAS devices


Rite Aid deployed facial recognition system in hundreds of U.S. stores

Over about eight years, the American drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp quietly added facial recognition systems to 200 stores across the United States, in one of the largest rollouts of such technology among retailers in the country, a Reuters investigation found.


3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit

We are excited to bring back our Annual National Cybersecurity Summit for its third year! This year, we're doing things a bit differently. CISA's Annual National Cybersecurity Summit will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7.


Bank of Ireland fined for six-year-old IT breach

Christian Horz - By The Bank of Ireland has been hit with a €1.66m (£1.5m) fine for a data breach that happened in its private banking arm in 2014. Ireland's financial services regulator, the Central Bank of Ireland, criticised the bank's policies and processes and its failure to report the incident as soon as it knew about it.