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What has been read as of late

Hello all,

Its been a long time since I’ve posted articles, and I really thought it would be good to post on some of what I’ve read that might be of interest to you.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, and of course I’m well behind, so some may be old. For that, I’m truly sorry about that, but I really need to get reading by the looks of it.

There has been lots of talk about the DNS infrustructure in an article entitled A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks which was penned by Brian Krebs on the 18th of February. This article, while late, is probably still timely to read, because I have a hunch that this will not be going away any time soon. This may be the future of attacks coming soon, after all other methods have been exhausted.

I don’t see a lot of Mac news, but I did see this one from Trend Micro. They have lead the way in making sure people are protected, but I’m honestly not sure about the accessibility of their Mac product. I haven’t used the windows product as of late, but MSE is all the blind are recommended to use. Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac 2019 is Certified by AV-TEST with Top Scores for Protection, Performance, and Usability is the article in question. A mac user? Blind or disabled? Tried it? How have you faired with it?

Blind Eagle, a new APT group, poses as Colombia’s Cyber Police to steal business secrets posted on cyberscoop, really did something for me, and I still want to talk about this one on the podcast. What really set this apart for me was the following short paragraph.

The most recent attack outlined in the research occurred on Feb. 14. The phishing email appeared to come from the Colombian National Civil Registry, and
was aimed at the National Institute for the Blind.

Why in the world would anyone want to go after a blindness institution? What did the institute do to the group to cause them to go after them? Blindness related agencies do not have the money to be able to defend from you, because they don’t make a whole lot. No wonder it is called blind eagle. Wow!

Next, the health industry has continued to take a hit with an article I saw and intend to talk about as well. U. of Washington Medicine learned it exposed info on 974k people after a patient found their data on Google was penned on CyberScoop and this can’t be good. Seems like this is an ongoing trend, and now the info is out on a search engine.

In the good news department: Russian hacker accused of creating NeverQuest malware pleads guilty and Third suspect in Methbot, 3ve case to plead not guilty after extradition from Malaysia have been published on Cyberscoop and a step forward. We also have Former Russian Cybersecurity Chief Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison posted to Krebs. Great news and again, a step forward. I love to see such stories.

Finally, we continue to see breaches, and I think if nothing else in the bad news department: Payroll Provider Gives Extortionists a Payday was posted to Krebs. Guess the payroll provider really wants to pay, don’t they?

I don’t want to post every single item, this post could get lengthy, but this is just some what I’ve read as of late. Anything from here catch your eye? Let me know!

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What has been read as of late was released on March 5, 2019 at 10:15 am by tech in article commentary.
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