IT Security Weekend Catch Up – December 27, 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. The cybersecurity of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  2. Uninstall this alleged Emirati spy app from your phone now
  3. Watchdog investigates Bank of England security breach
  4. Singapore defence personnel data vulnerable in malware attacks
  5. Thai officials say prison cameras were hacked, broadcast
  6. Maze Ransomware releases files stolen from City of Pensacola
  7. Cyber attack on RavnAir forces cancellation of Alaska Dash 8 service
  8. Hackers steal $480,000 worth of NULS cryptocurrency from its dev team
  9. Hacker tried to blackmail Apple by threatening to delete 319m accounts
  10. Lithuanian man sentenced to 5 years in prison for theft of over $120 million in fraudulent business email compromise scheme
  11. Three members of GozNym cybercrime network sentenced in parallel multi-national prosecutions in Pittsburgh and Tbilisi, Georgia
  12. Malware broker behind U.S. hacks is now teaching computer skills in China

For the more technical

  1. German BSI withholds Truecrypt security report
  2. Critical Citrix flaw may expose thousands of firms to attacks
  3. From dropbox(updater) to NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
  4. NVIDIA has released a security update for GeForce Experience
  5. Google Chrome impacted by new Magellan 2.0 vulnerabilities
  6. Cisco ASA DoS bug attacked in wild
  7. Mozi, another botnet using DHT
  8. Emotet reigns in sandbox’s top malware threats of 2019
  9. Spelevo exploit kit debuts new social engineering trick
  10. Christmas malware uses “Support Greta Thunberg” as a lure
  11. Canadian banks targeted in a massive phishing campaign
  12. Bulletproof hosting – there’s a new kid in town
  13. Looking into attacks and techniques used against WordPress sites
  14. FIN7 hackers’ BIOLOAD malware drops fresher Carbanak backdoor
  15. Chinese hacker group caught bypassing 2FA (PDF)
  16. Perfect secrecy cryptography via mixing of chaotic waves in irreversible time-varying silicon chips

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