IT Security Weekend Catch Up – August 6, 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. Amazon hit with $886m fine for alleged data law breach
  2. Leaked document says Google fired dozens of employees for data misuse
  3. EU officials investigating breach of Cybersecurity Atlas project
  4. [VIDEO] How I was convinced to delete my own YouTube channel
  5. Apple explains how iPhones will scan photos for child-sexual-abuse images
  6. Energy group ERG reports minor disruptions after ransomware attack
  7. Ransomware attack hits Italy’s Lazio region, affects COVID-19 site

For the more technical

  1. INFRA:HALT – Jointly discovering and mitigating large-scale OT vulnerabilities (PDF)
  2. Amazon and Google patch major bug in their DNS-as-a-Service platforms
  3. Black Hat 2021: DNS loophole makes nation-state level spying as easy as registering a domain
  4. Watch a hacker hijack a capsule hotel’s lights, fans, and beds
  5. Smart car chargers. Plug-n-play for hackers?
  6. Linux kernel security done right
  7. Kubernetes hardening guidance (PDF)
  8. Threat landscape for supply chain attacks (PDF)
  9. PwnedPiper critical bug set impacts major hospitals in North America
  10. Security company warns of Mitsubishi industrial control vulnerabilities
  11. Hotcobalt – New Cobalt Strike DoS vulnerability that lets you halt operations
  12. LockBit ransomware now encrypts Windows domains using group policies
  13. Prometheus TDS – The key to success for Campo Loader, Hancitor, IcedID, and QBot
  14. An project to decrypt files encrypted by Prometheus ransomware
  15. An interview with BlackMatter: A new ransomware group that’s learning from the mistakes of DarkSide and REvil
  16. Angry Conti ransomware affiliate leaks gang’s attack playbook
  17. DeadRinger: Exposing Chinese threat actors targeting major telcos
  18. Critical infrastructure organizations in South East Asia targeted in espionage campaign
  19. Spam and phishing in Q2 2021
  20. Initial access brokers in Q2
  21. Super Duper Secure Mode in Microsoft Edge
  22. How I store my files and why you should not rely on fancy tools for backup

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