InfoSec News Nuggets 09/27/2022

Ukraine warns of 'massive cyberattacks' coming from Russia on critical infrastructure sites The Russian government is planning “massive cyberattacks” against Ukrainian critical infrastructure facilities to “increase the effect of missile strikes on electrical supply facilities,” the Ukrainian government said Monday. The Russians are also planning to “increase the intensity of the DDoS attacks on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine’s closest allies, primarily Poland and the Baltic state,” the country’s Defense Intelligence agency said in a statement posted…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 03/07/2022

Ukraine to issue non-fungible tokens to fund armed forces Ukraine has announced it will issue non-fungible tokens to fund its armed forces, as cryptocurrency becomes an increasingly popular means of giving support to the government in Kyiv. Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine’s vice-prime minister, said on Twitter on Thursday that the government would soon issue NFTs to help pay for its military. NFTs confer ownership of a unique digital item – with pieces of virtual art proving particularly popular –…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 02/24/2022

EU Deploys Cyber Response Unit to Ukraine The EU is deploying a newly formed Cyber Rapid-Response Team (CRRT) to Ukraine to help the country combat Russian threat actors as troops start pouring over the border. The Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence tweeted the news yesterday, revealing that the move came at the request of the Ukrainian government. Lithuania will be leading the coalition of six EU countries – which also includes Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Romania and the…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 1/7/2020

1 - U.S. Government Issues Warning About Possible Iranian Cyberattacks Christopher C. Krebs, Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a warning about a potential new wave of Iranian cyber-attacks targeting U.S. assets after Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was killed by a U.S. airstrike at the Baghdad airport in Iraq. "Given recent developments, re-upping our statement from the summer," Krebs said in a rare warning on Twitter.  "Bottom line: time to brush up on Iranian TTPs and pay close…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/29/2019

1 - UniCredit reveals data breach exposing 3 million customer records UniCredit has revealed a data breach resulting in the leak of information belonging to three million customers. On Monday, the Italian bank and financial services organization said that a compromised file, generated in 2015, is the source of the security incident. In total, roughly three million records were exposed, revealing the names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and cities where clients were registered. While UniCredit caters to an international…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/17/2019

1 - Argentinian security researcher arrested after tweeting about government hack Argentinian police briefly detained and raided the home of a well-known security researcher last week on suspicion of hacking and leaking data from government systems. Following his release, Javier Smaldone, the security researcher, obtained and published court documents pertaining to his arrest on Twitter. The documents showed that authorities arrested and raided the security expert just for tweeting about a recent government hack, with…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/15/2019

Apple Shares Some Browsing History with Chinese Company Apple is sending some browsing history of iOS 13 Safari users to Tencent Holdings Limited, a Chinese multinational conglomerate. The data shared is tied to the Safari Safe Browsing technology. Revelations of the relationship have drawn criticism from security and privacy experts. Apple’s Safari Browser on iOS has a “Fraudulent Website Warning” feature set as a default that has used Google Safe Browsing technology as a back-end.…
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