October 2018 Newsletter

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate the U.S.: Chinese spies attacked almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America's technology supply chain, according to extensive interview with government and corporate sources. Bloomberg reports that U.S-based server motherboard specialist Supermicro was compromised in China where government-affiliated groups are alleged to have infiltrated […]

September 2018 Newsletter

Microsoft Issues Software Updates for 17 Critical Vulnerabilities: The security updates patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, MS Office, ChakraCore, NET Framework, and more. Four of the security vulnerabilities patched have been listed as "publicly known" and more likely exploited in the wild at the time of release. | Read more from The Hacker News here.

August 2018 Newsletter

Singapore’s Largest Healthcare Group Hacked, 1.5 Million Patient Records Stolen:  Singapore’s largest healthcare group, SingHealth, has suffered a massive data breach that allowed hackers to snatch personal information on 1.5 million patients who visited SingHealth clinics between May 2015 and July 2018. So far there's no evidence of who was behind the attack, but the MOH […]

July 2018 Newsletter

Ticketmaster Suffers Security Breach – Spanning Pre-and-Post GDPR Date: Global entertainment ticketing service, Ticketmaster has admitted that the company has suffered a security breach, warning customers that their personal and payment information may have been accessed by an unknown third-party. The company has blamed a third-party support customer service chat application for the data breach that […]

June 2018 Newsletter

Experts Warn Hackers Have Already Stolen over $20 Million from Ethereum Clients: Cyber-criminals have raked over 20 million dollars in the past few months by hijacking poorly configured Ethereum nodes exposed online and are continuing their operations. Researchers claim the cyber-criminal group has managed to steal a total of 38,642 Ether, worth more than $20,500,000, from clients […]

May 2018 Newsletter

Facebook Messenger Hit with Another Mining Virus: A new and far more sophisticated virus hit Facebook messenger and spread itself through a fake chrome extension. Once infected, the victims' computers will be directed to the hacker's cryptocurrency platform referral links or scams instead of the legitimate pages they attempted to access. | Read more from Cryptovest here.

April 2018 Newsletter

150 Million Hit by Under Armor Data Breach: Under Armour is notifying users of MyFitnessPal, the company's food and nutrition application and website, about a new data security issue. The MyFitnessPal team became aware that an unauthorized party acquired data associated with MyFitnessPal user accounts in late February 2018. The company is urging users to change […]

March 2018 Newsletter

GitHub Hit with Largest DDoS Attack Ever Seen: GitHub has revealed it was hit with what may be the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack ever. The first portion of the attack against the developer platform peaked at 1.35Tbps and a second one spiked at 400Gbps. The attack originated from over a thousand different autonomous […]

February 2018 Newsletter

Thousands of Government Websites Hacked to Mine Cryptocurrencies: Government websites around the world have been found infected with a specific script that secretly forces visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency for attackers. The cryptocurrency mining script injection found on over 4,000 websites, including the US government's court systems, the UK's National Health Service (NHS), the Student Loan Company, […]

January 2018 Newsletter

Intel Requests Hardware Partners to Halt Meltdown Patches: Intel is now requesting hardware and software partners stop distributing updates related to the company's recently discovered security flaw. Users have reported a high number of system reboots caused by the previous updates. Intel suggests that PC manufacturers, cloud service providers, software vendors, and even users forget about […]