IT Security Weekend Catch Up – December 1, 2019

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. Protecting users from government-backed hacking and disinformation
  2. Russia’s espionage in Estonia: A quantitative analysis of convictions (PDF)
  3. How much did Russian spy agencies rely on Bitcoin? New hints in leaked recordings
  4. The fall and rise of a spyware empire
  5. It’s way too easy to get a .gov domain name
  6. Ryuk ransomware forces Prosegur security firm to shut down network
  7. How the NYPD’s fingerprint database got shut down by a computer virus
  8. Hacker stole unreleased music and then tried to frame someone else
  9. Russian hacker who used NeverQuest malware to steal money sentenced to four years in prison
  10. 79 arrested in worldwide crackdown on airline fraud

For the more technical

  1. XSS in GMail’s AMP4Email via DOM Clobbering
  2. Test of free antivirus according to
  3. Kaspersky: The art of keeping your keys under the door mat
  4. FortiGuard XOR encryption in multiple Fortinet products
  5. ByePg: Defeating Patchguard using Exception-hooking
  6. HPE tells users to patch SSDs to prevent failure after 32,768 hours of operation
  7. Security flaw in Truecaller
  8. Apache Solr vulnerable to remote code execution zero-day vulnerability
  9. Patched GIF processing vulnerability CVE-2019-11932 still afflicts multiple mobile apps
  10. SMS replacement is exposing users to text, call interception thanks to sloppy telecos
  11. New RCS technology exposes most mobile users to hacking
  12. Chinese children’s watch reveals thousands of children’s data
  13. RevengeHotels: cybercrime targeting hotel front desks worldwide
  14. Stantinko botnet adds cryptomining to its pool of criminal activities
  15. IT threat evolution Q3 2019 + statistics
  16. Insights from one year of tracking a polymorphic threat
  17. Exploit kits are slowly migrating toward fileless attacks
  18. Spam and phishing in Q3 2019
  19. International crackdown on RAT spyware which takes total control of victims’ PCs
  20. Kilos: The Dark Web’s newest – and most extensive – search engine
  21. Unwanted notifications in browser
  22. Hidden cam above Bluetooth pump skimmer
  23. iOS device acquisition with checkra1n jailbreak
  24. Kali Linux 2019.4 release

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