InfoSec News Nuggets 11/10/2023

NIST releases revised cyber requirements for controlled unclassified information  The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Thursday released draft guidance for protecting sensitive unclassified information, outlining revised cybersecurity requirements for federal agencies and government contractors to take when it comes to safeguarding government data. The proposed guidelines are the third iteration of NIST’s standards and practices for protecting controlled unclassified information — or CUI — which refers to government-owned or created data that is not…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 08/18/2022

In Post Roe v. Wade Era, Mozilla Labels 18 of 25 Popular Period and Pregnancy Tracking Tech With *Privacy Not Included Warning Eighteen out of 25 reproductive health apps and wearable devices that Mozilla investigated for privacy and security practices received a *Privacy Not Included warning label. These findings raise concerns in the post-Roe landscape that data could be used by authorities to determine if users are pregnant, seeking abortion information or services, or crossing state lines…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 06/25/2021

NIST Publishes Ransomware Guidance The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published new draft guidance for organizations concerning ransomware attacks. The Cybersecurity Framework Profile for Ransomware Risk Management features advice on how to defend against the malware, what to do in the event of an attack, and how to recover from it. NIST's Ransomware Profile can be used by organizations that have already adopted the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and wish to improve their risk postures. It can…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 7/30/2020

A Cyberattack on Garmin Disrupted More Than Workouts ON THURSDAY, HACKERS hit the navigation and fitness giant Garmin with a ransomware attack that took down numerous services across the company. Garmin Connect, the cloud platform that syncs user activity data, went dark, as did portions of Garmin.com. But as athletes found themselves unable to record runs and workouts, pilots who use Garmin products for position, navigation, and timing services in airplanes were dealing with their own problems.  …
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InfoSec News Nuggets 2/6/2020

1 - Maze ransomware publicly shaming victims into paying At least five law firms have been hit and held hostage by the Maze ransomware group in the last four days with these attacks being part of a wider campaign possibly affecting between 45 and 180 total victims in January. Maze is using a somewhat unique tactic with its latest victims. Instead of simply placing a ransom note on the infected system and waiting for payment,…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 1/24/2020

1 - Soft robotic hands may soon have a firm grip on the industry Soft Robotics, a company that develops enterprise level soft robotic grippers for a variety of materials handling and pick and place applications, is on a roll. After securing a high level strategic partnership in 2019, the company has announced an oversubscribed Series B worth $23M. Back in December, Soft Robotics rolled out an innovative adaptable gripper system designed especially to work with FANUC robots…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/08/2019

Signal patches Android bug that allowed hackers to answer calls on your behalf  Popular encrypted messaging app Signal has fixed a crucial flaw in its Android app that could’ve allowed bad actors to answer calls on your behalf. What’s more, it needed no intervention from your end. Google’s Project Zero team, which uncovered the bug on September 28, said it only affects audio calls, as the video option needs to be manually enabled for all incoming calls. Signal has since patched the…
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