InfoSec News Nuggets 11/30/2022

Espionage group using USB devices to hack targets in Southeast Asia USB devices are being used to hack targets in Southeast Asia, according to a new report by cybersecurity firm Mandiant. The use of USB devices as an initial access vector is unusual as they require some form of physical access — even if it is provided by an unwitting employee — to the target device. Earlier this year the FBI warned that cybercriminals were…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/13/2022

The Real Threat From A.I. Isn’t Superintelligence. It’s Gullibility. The rapid rise of artificial intelligence over the past few decades, from pipe dream to reality, has been staggering. A.I. programs have long been chess and Jeopardy! Champions, but they have also conquered poker, crossword puzzles, Go, and even protein folding. They power the social media, video, and search sites we all use daily, and very recently they have leaped into a realm previously thought unimaginable…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 09/09/2021

Half a million Fortinet VPN passwords leaked online A cybercriminal has released credentials associated with almost half a million Fortinet VPN accounts online. The account information was supposedly scraped from Fortinet devices, by exploiting a security vulnerability that first came to light in April. Although months have elapsed since a patch was released, many of the credentials remain current, the hacker claims. The data was made public by a threat actor known as Orange, who has a…
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