IT Security Weekend Catch Up – April 5, 2021

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

For the less technical

  1. A review of a new publication for the darkweb lifestyle: “Dark News Magazine.”
  2. Android sends 20x more data to Google than iOS sends to Apple, study says
  3. UK may force Facebook services to allow backdoor police access
  4. 533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers leaked on hacker forum
  5. Why this teen walked away from millions of TikTok followers
  6. How Russian hackers targeted US cyber first responders in SolarWinds breach
  7. DeepDotWeb administrator pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy
  8. Kansas man indicted for tampering with a public water system
  9. As ransomware stalks the manufacturing sector, victims are still keeping quiet
  10. After oil giant Shell hit by Clop ransomware gang, workers’ visas dumped online as part of extortion attempt
  11. Whistleblower: Ubiquiti breach “catastrophic” + Update to January 2021 account notification

For the more technical

  1. Security analysis of AMD predictive store forwarding
  2. Qnap: New vulnerabilities discovered allow access to user data and complete takeover
  3. This man thought opening a TXT file is fine, he thought wrong. macOS CVE-2019-8761
  4. Kontra OWASP Top 10 for Web – application security training
  5. Ultimate OSINT with Shodan: 100+ great Shodan queries
  6. Red Canary: 2021 Threat Detection Report
  7. Study of targeted attacks on Russianresearch institutes
  8. Update on campaign targeting security researchers
  9. GitHub investigating crypto-mining campaign abusing its server infrastructure
  10. I now own the Coinhive domain. Here’s how I’m fighting cryptojacking
  11. How adversaries are using backdoored video game cheat engines and modding tools
  12. Cheating cheaters: Malware delivered as Call of Duty cheats (PDF)
  13. Financial cyberthreats in 2020
  14. Doxing in the corporate sector
  15. Privet, you have just been hacked
  16. APT10: sophisticated multi-layered loader Ecipekac discovered in A41APT campaign
  17. Deprecating TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1
  18. The writeups for challenges from the Time2Hack CTF

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