IT Security Weekend Catch Up – January 2, 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. T-Mobile data breach exposed phone numbers, call records
  2. Privacy litigation series: United States vs. Google (Buzz Safari)
  3. Ticketmaster pays $10 million criminal fine for intrusions into competitor’s computer systems
  4. Wasabi cloud storage service knocked offline for hosting malware
  5. Concerning unauthorized access to Kawasaki Group
  6. Koei Tecmo discloses data breach after hacker leaks stolen data
  7. 21 arrests in nationwide cyber crackdown
  8. Recent swatting attacks targeting residents with camera and voice-capable smart devices
  9. Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis
  10. Computer repairman suing Twitter for defamation, seeks $500 million
  11. Apple loses copyright claims in lawsuit against U.S. security bug startup

For the more technical

  1. Dangerous Chrome extensions
  2. Windows 10 free upgrade offer is still valid and it’s not going away
  3. How I found my first ever ZeroDay (in RDP)
  4. Microsoft internal Solorigate investigation update
  5. Using Microsoft 365 Defender to protect against Solorigate
  6. SolarWinds Orion API authentication bypass allows remote command execution
  7. NSO Group’s breach of private data with Fleming, a COVID-19 contact-tracing software
  8. GitHub-hosted malware calculates Cobalt Strike payload from Imgur pic
  9. Multi-platform skimmer hits Shopify, Bigcommerce and others
  10. Germany BSI security evaluation of VeraCrypt
  11. Evading machine learning malware classifiers
  12. Reverse engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

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