The Latest 15 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 24, 2019

The Latest 15 Security breaches Worldwide - Week 24, 2019

15 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 24, 2019

Be informed about the latest 15 Security breaches Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during Week 24, 2019. As these security-related breaches have a severe negative impact on any business, consider a security AUDIT to prevent any similar cases.


  • What appears to be a new campaign using some elements of the Necurs botnet and DNS compromises has been seen in the UK.

  • Consumer Reports, with the help of a $6M grant from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark, is launched a new digital testing lab to better examine privacy and security issues with new products.

  • Scammers and spammers have been abusing various Google services.
    • Here is a compilation, including using messages that appear to originate from Calendar notifications, fake entries in Photos, Forms used to harvest credentials and more. How spammers use Google services


  • Google had two important security announcements this week.
    • First, they have created a more granular API for Chrome extensions to limit their requests into your private data. Second, phones running Android v7 or above now have a built-in MFA tool. Both business and individual users with Google Accounts can use their phones to verify their logins as another physical security key. You’ll need to enable Bluetooth and also download the Google Smart Lock app. The latest news and insights from Google on security and safety on the Internet

  • The Mirai botnet has been seen with a series of enhancements that make it more lethal.

 


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  • This report reviews what is happening in Vietnam and how heavy-handed government censorship, state-sponsored hacking and cybercriminals are all flourishing.

  • Last Thursday, a European ISP had a BGP routing error that was exploited for several hours by China Telecom.
    • This meant Internet traffic that was meant for the EU was instead routed through Chinese networks. It isn’t clear if this was an intentional effort to spy on this traffic by the Chinese or just another human error. “Two hours is a long time for a routing leak of this magnitude to stay in circulation, degrading global communications.” Large European Routing Leak Sends Traffic Through China Telecom


  • In September, the next phase of the EU’s PSD2 directives go into effect, called Strong Customer Authentication.
    • It will require multi-factor authentication on all e-commerce transactions where the business and the customer both reside in the EU. This post has more details. Strong Customer Authentication

 


 

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