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What has been read, blogged, and talked about for the last week, security news ending October 4, 2020

In this week’s news, some of which may have been blogged about on the tech blog itself, find out what I’ve been reading including the highlights of the Security News from Trend Micro. It has been a doozie of a week with the news of UHS and I’ve got several blog posts on that and even finding one from Dark Reading through twitter which I didn’t blog about. Read on to find out what caught my attention of things within the past week.


UHS is known as United Health Care services. Many different articles on a search of this company name will yield results talking about the group which deals with hospital care in various locations being part of potential ransomware. Their reports are the typical ransomware type, but they stop short of this.

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This can’t be good in the Public Relations department, can it? I’m an outsider looking in, and trying to disperse info and pointing people to the articles so that they can be informed. Read these blog posts, accompanying articles, and come back and tell me what you think.


911 services were down in 14 different states on September 28, 2020. The particular digest of the day with that blog post ca,me back to me asking if we can cover this on the Security Box. While I’m not sure on time as of yet, it is unknown if this is caused by security problems. I bring it up here because Krebs on Security did a good job talking about this, and I feel that this is something that if it is a security problem should be talked about. I’m unsure how 911 services work, routed, and the like, so I can’t comment on this except for the article I read.

Article list:

This blog post has my thoughts with the accompanying article from Mr. Krebs. I really have nothing more to say, please refer to the article for your information on this one.


Ransomware is still hitting the news, and more than ever. One particular article that I blogged about talked about an insurance company that was hit, but it isn’t just insurance we’ve got to worry about. More recently, I read an article and just blogged on October 4th about a potential ransomware in Las Vegas. That particular article goes so far as to talk about other school systems and their problems too. Some of this may have been talked about through the Security Box program that is broadcasted through the Independent Channel of the Mix.

Article listing:

The second blog post made me wonder, and it leads really to a questionable study that I have questions on. The third is the 2nd in the NCSAM article set, and I’m sure that I’ll have more in this set as I try to get caught up.


This week in Security News from Trend Micro covers a few items in which I have read. Some of it I have not read. It talks about a cross-platform Modular Glupteba Malware how it got its name and the like. Netflicks and Amazon accounts are susceptible by a Phishing attack according to an article and it is started by a phishing attack which targets Microsoft 365 accounts. One article that we are covering this next week on the Security box covers Identity Fraud and how to protect your identity data. I blogged specifically about this one in my first NCSAM article which was sent and digested out.

The first NCSAM article linked within this section is the one that talks about the identity theft article that was linked within the news notes article linked first. Both are worth the read, there may be items that I am unable to read or doesn’t interest me.



Find something that you found of interest as part of the Security Landscape that I do not have, or I haven’t read as of yet? Please send those links! Contact info is on the blog on the “about the blog” page. Thanks so much for reading, and make it a great day!


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What has been read, blogged, and talked about for the last week, security news ending October 4, 2020 was released on October 4, 2020 at 6:00 pm by tech in article commentary.
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