InfoSec News Nuggets 1/4/2024

Hacked Mandiant X Account Abused for Cryptocurrency Theft  Mandiant’s account on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, was hacked on Wednesday and abused to lure users to a website designed to steal cryptocurrency from victims. The account of Mandiant, which is part of Google Cloud, was renamed to ‘Phantom’ and its profile image and description were updated to appear affiliated with the legitimate Phantom cryptocurrency wallet. Messages posted on the hijacked account promoted a website…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/27/2023

UK government accused of ‘vandalism’ over abolishing biometrics safeguards  The British government’s plans to remove safeguards around biometrics and public space surveillance were described on Thursday as “shocking” and “tantamount to vandalism” by an outgoing commissioner. Fraser Sampson, the biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner, said: “The loss of regulation and oversight in this key area comes just as the evolution of AI-driven biometric surveillance makes it more important than ever.” It comes as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 09/09/2022

Go programming language arrives at security warnings that are useful The open source Go programming language, developed by Google, has added support for vulnerability management in a way designed to preserve programmers' patience. The Go team recently set up a website at vuln.go.dev to host a selection of known vulnerabilities in packages that can be imported from public Go modules. These chosen vulnerabilities have been curated and reviewed by the Go security team, based on CVEs, GitHub…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 06/07/2022

100 days of war in Ukraine: How the conflict is playing out in cyberspace On January 14th this year, a raid by Russian law enforcement authorities made headlines all over the world, as it resulted in the arrests of 14 members of the infamous Sodinokibi/REvil ransomware gang. The crackdown came after a series of talks between U.S. and Russian officials, including June’s Geneva meeting between Presidents Biden and Putin. The Russian intelligence agency, FSB, confirmed that “the individual responsible for…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 04/08/2022

The Ukraine War Is Giving Commercial Space an ‘Internet Moment’ Capabilities honed by commercial space companies to document the destruction inflicted by Russia in Ukraine are likely to have long-lasting effects on the industry. Satellites have brought the world unprecedented glimpses into the brutal war, whether through commercial imagery showing the Russian destruction of a shelter clearly labeled as having kids inside, social-media videos shared via SpaceX’s Starlink satellites, or a photojournalist’s pictures from Mariupol filed through satellite phones. It’s likely…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 03/09/2022

Rompetrol gas station network hit by Hive ransomware Romania's Rompetrol gas station network has been hit by a ransomware attack. A subsidiary of KMG International, Rompetrol announced today that it is dealing with a "complex cyberattack" that forced it to shut down its websites and the Fill&Go service at gas stations. Today, Romania's petroleum provider Rompetrol has announced that it is battling a "complex cyberattack." BleepingComputer has learned that Hive ransomware gang is behind this attack, and…
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