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AboutDFIR Site Content Update 7/2/22
Summer is ramping up and July seems to be a somewhat light month for updates. I'm hoping this means everyone is getting to enjoy some time to themselves doing whatever it is that you enjoy!  Featu...
InfoSec News Nuggets 07/01/2022
Google: Half of 2022's Zero-Days Are Variants of Previous Vulnerabilities Google Project Zero has observed a total of 18 exploited zero-day vulnerabilities in the first half of 2022, at least half of...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/30/2022
AMD targeted by RansomHouse, attackers claim to have '450Gb' in stolen data If claims hold true, AMD has been targeted by the extortion group RansomHouse, which says it is sitting on a trove of data ...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/28/2022
LGBTQ+ community warned of extortionists abusing dating apps The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned this week of extortion scammers targeting the LGBTQ+ community by abusing online dating...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/27/2022
Japanese man loses USB stick with entire city's personal details For many, after-work drinks are a common way of relaxing after a busy week. But one worker in Japan could be nursing a protracted hang...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/24/2022
Multiple Backdoored Python Libraries Caught Stealing AWS Secrets and Keys Researchers have discovered a number of malicious Python packages in the official third-party software repository that are en...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/23/2022
Mega says it can’t decrypt your files. New POC exploit shows otherwise In the decade since larger-than-life character Kim Dotcom founded Mega, the cloud storage service has amassed 250 million regist...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/22/2022
DDoS-for-hire service provider jailed Matthew Gatrel, a 33-year-old man from St. Charles, Illinois, has been sentenced to two years in prison for running websites that provide powerful distributed de...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/21/2022
A Microsoft 365 feature can ransom files on SharePoint and OneDriveCould Researchers from Proofpoint reported that a feature in the in Microsoft 365 suite could be abused to encrypt files stored on S...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/20/2022
2,000 arrests in crackdown on social engineering and business email scams The international police organization Interpol has arrested 2,000 people in a crackdown on social-engineering rackets and int...
AboutDFIR Site Content Update 6/18/22
SANS held their first Ransomware Summit this week. If you missed it, I grabbed all the links I could and the sessions will be shared by SANS on Youtube soon. I especially liked Kunal Shandil's talk, "...
InfoSec News Nuggets 06/17/2022
Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Google and others agree to new EU rules to fight disinformation Tech companies operating some of the world’s biggest online platforms — including Facebook-owner Meta, Micro...