IT Security Weekend Catch Up – January 16, 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. India’s internet shutdowns cost its economy nearly $3 billion in 2020
  2. WhatsApp moves forward the date to accept its new terms to May 15
  3. Parler is gone, but hackers say they downloaded everything first
  4. Mozilla: We need more than deplatforming
  5. 1 million highly sensitive NSFW pictures leaked by Korean teen dating app
  6. New Zealand Reserve Bank suffers data breach via hacked storage partner + more information
  7. DarkMarket: world’s largest illegal dark web marketplace taken down
  8. Owner of Bitcoin exchange sentenced to prison for money laundering
  9. All v3 onion addresses down after attack on the Tor network
  10. NSA: DNS over HTTPS provides “false sense of security”

For the more technical

  1. Microsoft fixes Defender zero-day in January 2021 Patch Tuesday
  2. Windows 10 bug corrupts your hard drive on seeing this file’s icon
  3. Remote code execution in Microsoft Office 365
  4. Create post on any Facebook page
  5. Running a fake power plant on the internet for a month
  6. How I hijacked the top-level domain of a sovereign state
  7. Introducing the In-the-Wild series [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
  8. Going Rogue – a mastermind behind Android malware returns with a new RAT
  9. Imitation is the sincerest form of fraudery
  10. Russian-speaking scammers lure Europeans to pages mimicking classifieds
  11. Verified Twitter accounts hacked in $580k ‘Elon Musk’ crypto scam
  12. Inside Ryuk crime (crypto) ledger & risky Asian crypto traders
  13. Inside of CL0P’s ransomware operation
  14. APT27 turns to ransomware (PDF)
  15. Darkside ransomware decryption tool
  16. SolarLeaks site claims to sell data stolen in SolarWinds attacks
  17. Sunburst backdoor – code overlaps with Kazuar
  18. SUNSPOT: An implant in the build process
  19. Operation Spalax: Targeted malware attacks in Colombia
  20. Trickbot still alive and well
  21. WhatsApp private groups were accessible again to anyone searching on Google
  22. WhatsApp beaten by Apple’s new iMessage privacy update
  23. Default credentials cheat sheet
  24. Awesome note-taking apps for hackers
  25. Open Source Stash
  26. Privacy-friendly alternatives to Facebook that don’t track you
  27. [VIDEO] How Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot learns to dance

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