Singapore has confirmed its law enforcers will be able to access the country's COVID-19 contact tracing data to aid in their criminal investigations. To date, more than 4.2 million residents or 78% of the local population have adopted the TraceTogether contact tracing app and wearable token, which is one of the world's highest penetration rates.
Russian hackers may have piggybacked on a tool developed by JetBrains, which is based in the Czech Republic, to access federal government and private sector systems in the United States.
On behalf of President Trump, the National Security Council staff has stood up a task force construct known as the Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG), composed of the FBI, CISA, and ODNI with support from NSA, to coordinate the investigation and remediation of this significant cyber incident involving federal government networks.
On June 26, 2017, the lifeless body of Ronald French, a bearded auto mechanic with once-twinkling eyes, was mysteriously found in a cornfield in Kalamazoo County, Michigan. French, a grandfather of eight who always tried to help people "down on their luck," his daughter Ronda Hamilton told NBC affiliate WOOD of Kalamazoo, had disappeared three weeks before.
A Secret Hard-Coded Backdoor Account Found in Several Zyxel Firewall, VPN Products
Cobalt Strike and Metasploit, two penetration testing toolkits usually employed by security researchers, have been used to host more than a quarter of all the malware command and control (C&C) servers that have been deployed in 2020, threat intelligence firm Recorded Future said in a report today.
A 2020 survey of infosec professionals found that U.S.-based male respondents take home an average annual salary of $91,000, while female participants earn an average of $62,000 per year. The findings, shared with SC Media in advance of official publication, further illustrate the stark gender-based pay gap that exists in the cybersecurity industry, and highlight the importance of new or up-and-coming programs aimed at ending this inequity.
Nissan North America has been hit with a data leak after misconfiguring one of its Bitbucket Git servers. Swiss software engineer and consultant Tillie Kottmann publicly disclosed the incident this week, after learning of it from an anonymous source. Kottmann analysed the exposed data and found that it included source code of Nissan mobile apps and diagnostics tool, among other assets.
When Derek Abdine looked at the number of SolarWinds customers he could find on the web over the last week, he noticed an anomaly. The cybersecurity researcher expected to see users of SolarWinds' Orion tool drop, as customers responded to what was one of the biggest security breaches of recent years, scrambling to protect themselves from snoops like those who penetrated as many as ten government departments and several tech giants, Microsoft, FireEye and Cisco included.
Written by Shannon Vavra Jan 5, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP The National Security Council is planning to issue a cybersecurity update to the U.S. government's national maritime security strategy Tuesday, multiple senior administration officials tell CyberScoop.
Not a single one of Google's iOS apps have been updated in almost a month-an unusually long period for a tech behemoth not to release, at the very least, even a minor bug fix or stability update for one of its dozens of insanely popular iPhone and iPad apps.
"I fully understand and share the concern of residents and staff about any risk to their personal data, and we are working as quickly as possible with our partners to assess the data and take action, including informing people who are affected," he said.