The Daily Swig

Web security digest

December 2017
MoneyTaker syndicate exposed after 18 months of silent ops Hacking group has been targeting banks in the US and Russia. | 12 December 2017 | 03:01 In the clear? 1.4bn data records found on the dark web Easily searchable database leads to fears that the cybercrime epidemic is about to become much worse. | 12 December 2017 | 11:16 UNC Health Care flags potential data breach Stolen computer puts details of 24,000 patients at risk. | 11 December 2017 | 04:08 IT security spending to reach $96bn in 2018 Global cyber-attacks have put execs on high alert. | 11 December 2017 | 03:07 Researchers expose HSTS shortcomings in major browsers Protections can be circumvented by flooding the victim’s browser with directives. | 11 December 2017 | 12:39 Social Security – w/e 8 Dec NiceHash, no stash: Mining marketplace suffers breach as bitcoin soars. | 08 December 2017 | 03:56 ‘Urgent action’ needed to tackle rising tide of financial cybercrime British government not doing enough to tackle online fraud, committee states. | 08 December 2017 | 11:46 Latest Chrome release includes Site Isolation for enterprise security Admin security enhancements and more for Google’s freeware browser. | 07 December 2017 | 01:20 Utility companies warn over TIO data breach News of security vulnerability filters down to consumers. | 06 December 2017 | 04:39 Black Hat Europe: ‘Cyber is the new black’ Chris Painter, former Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the US State Department, offers a global perspective on cybersecurity in the 21st century. | 06 December 2017 | 01:40 UK gov’t launches interim cybersecurity strategy Manifesto will be used to guide the country’s response to technological change. | 05 December 2017 | 01:22 Andromeda botnet dismantled by international taskforce 1,500 malicious domains sinkholed and one suspect arrested in Belarus. | 05 December 2017 | 11:34 SUPERMARKET SWEEP British retailer found liable for 2014 data leak. | 04 December 2017 | 04:19 Executives face jail time under new breach disclosure legislation Measure calls for up to five years in prison for knowingly concealing hacks. | 04 December 2017 | 02:58 PayPal subsidiary suffers data breach TIO services will remain offline until network vulnerabilities are patched. | 04 December 2017 | 12:27 Social Security – w/e 1 Dec ‘If you learn one thing in security, it’s humility’ | 01 December 2017 | 04:20 Additional funding for Georgia’s cybersecurity center Governor Deal underlines southern state’s commitment to infosec. | 01 December 2017 | 03:03 AWS raises its guard against cloud security threats GuardDuty will monitor accounts for malicious activity 24/7. | 01 December 2017 | 02:18 UK shipbroker warns of possible data leak Clarksons refuses to bow to ransom demand. | 01 December 2017 | 11:16