IT Security Weekend Catch Up – March 28, 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. Petlog ‘misplaces’ pet owners’ details in database ‘cock-up’
  2. Credit card hacking forum gets hacked, exposing 300,000 hackers’ accounts
  3. Data for 7.3 million Dutch car owners sold on hacking forum
  4. Ransomware gang leaks data stolen from Colorado, Miami universities
  5. Ransomware gang demands $50 million from computer maker Acer
  6. IT contractor sentenced to two years for deleting Carlsbad Company’s Microsoft User Accounts
  7. Tesla’s in-car cameras raise privacy concerns
  8. Foreign operatives were active in 2020 but did not alter vote, US officials say
  9. Facebook is building ‘Instagram Kids’ for children under 13
  10. Firefox 87 introduces SmartBlock for Private Browsing
  11. Google removes privacy-focused ClearURLs Chrome extension

For the more technical

  1. BitWarden may be cutting corners in its “third-party” security compliance audits
  2. The winners of the 2020 GCP VRP Prize
  3. MyBB 1.8.25 – Poll Vote Count SQL Injection
  4. MyBB 1.8.25 – Chained Remote Command Execution
  5. Defences against Cobalt Strike
  6. Recovering a full PEM Private Key when half of it is redacted
  7. The solution of the Zodiac killer’s 340-character cipher
  8. Assessing the state of breached data search services
  9. Second independent audit of SecureDrop Workstation completed
  10. APT encounters of the third kind
  11. Purple Fox malware worms its way into exposed Windows systems
  12. Microsoft Exchange servers now targeted by Black Kingdom ransomware
  13. Highlights from the 2021 Unit 42 Ransomware Threat Report
  14. A passport to freedom? Fake COVID-19 test results and vaccination certificates offered on Darknet and hacking forums
  15. Threat landscape for industrial automation systems. Statistics for H2 2020
  16. How fleeceware apps have earned over $400 million on Android and iOS
  17. Facebook: Taking action against hackers in China
  18. Undercover agents target cybersecurity watchdog
  19. Threat advisory – DCCP for (D)DoS

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