InfoSec News Nuggets 7/19/2022

US Cybersecurity Agency CISA to Open London Office The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced on Monday that it’s set to open an office in the United Kingdom in an effort to boost international cooperation and collaboration. The cyber defense agency’s first Attaché Office will open later this month in London and its goal is to “serve as a focal point for international collaboration between CISA, UK government officials, and other federal agency…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 01/11/2022

FluBot’s Authors Employ Creative and Sophisticated Techniques to Achieve Their Goals in Version 5.0 and Beyond In early 2020, a new sophisticated malware for Android called FluBot began to appear. On infected devices, the malware can take full remote control of the device; access victim’s contact lists; send, intercept, and hide SMS messages; log the victim’s keystrokes; steal one-time passcodes; collect personal information; carry out overlay attacks and more. Originally, the malware authors mainly targeted…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 09/14/2020

Walmart begins testing drone deliveries for household goods and groceries Walmart has started making its first deliveries by drone, launching a small pilot program this week in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The retailer will be delivering “select grocery and household essential items” using automated drones operated by Israeli startup Flytrex. Each of the drones can fly at speeds of 32 mph, travel distances of 6.2 miles in a round trip, and carry up to 6.6 pounds (that’s roughly…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 08/28/2020

Tesla Insider Works with FBI to Turn the Tables on Russia’s Million Dollar Attempt to Hijack the Network On August 25, the Department of Justice announced the arrest of Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, a citizen of Russia for conspiring to breach the network of a U.S. company, which media has identified as Tesla (their GigaFactory in Sparks, NV) and introduce malware into the company’s network. Kriuchkov was arrested on August 22 as he tried to depart…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 6/2/2020

5G myths debunked: No, 5G doesn't cause COVID-19 and won't replace 4G either The next generation of high-speed mobile data, known as 5G, is live in many countries including the US, the UK and Australia. But as the new network rolls out, many misconceptions and confusion around the technology remain. Most recently, conspiracy theorists have tried linking 5G with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in people burning cell towers and many social media platforms, including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, scrambling to curb the spread of…
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