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Computer Security No 41: Hackers offering money to company insiders in return for confidential data
Corporate - Private Computer Security
Hackers offering money to company insiders in return for confidential data
WARNING: Unedited language below (from a Dark web site)
Source: Researchers at security firms RedOwl and IntSights
What are your obligations as a director/officer of the company or manager in this new cyber environment?
What measures do you need to take to prevent employees disclosing data from within your company?
Kaspersky: Banks, Governments and Telcos hit by Fileless Malware
Kaspersky Lab says hackers using fileless malware to stay undetected have compromised as many as 140 banks, government organisations and telcos.
They used an initial software exploit to gain access to systems and then reverted to using standard Microsoft utilities and other open-source penetration testing tools to keep a low profile.
The malware stays in the memory and a reboot of the computer infected erases all traces of malicious activity.
The technique is similar to the one used by the cybercriminal gang Carbanak, which plundered banks of more than $1 billion in 2015 when they were revealed by Kaspersky.
To read more: www.bankinfosecurity.com
Brit arrested after cyber attack on Washington DC'sCCTV network days before Trump's inauguration
A British man and a Swedish woman aged 50 were arrested in Streatham South London by the National Crime Agency for the cyber attack on the CCTV cameras in Washington.
123 out of 187 security cameras were disabled in the attack that took place before President Trump's election.
Full article in the www.thesun.co.uk
Smart TV maker fined $2.2 million for spying on its 11 million users
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced early February that Vizio had spied on almost every customer from its Vizio smart TVs through its Smart Interactivity feature and rather than fighting back the accusation, the company agreed to pay a US $2.2 million fine to settle the lawsuit.
According to FTC, Vizio had installed data tracking software to collect viewing habits of 11 million of its smart TVs without informing its customers or seeking their consent.
- Vizio agreed to stop collecting the data
- Vizio must delete most of its data
- Vizio must put in place a privacy program
We do not have Vizio in Australia and they would not work anyway (why? the built in tuner won't work here, the TV may not accept 50Hz signals from a Foxtel box or STB and the TV may neet a voltage converter to operate).
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Mandatory data breach reporting passed in the Australian Senate on 13 Feb 2017
It is compulsory for organisations to provide notices to regulators and affected individuals if data breaches occur.
Not every data breach is subject to notification requirements but ALL organisations must ensure they have a process and dta breach response plan in place.
Does your board understand what this means and what their obligation is?
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Have a good and cyber-safe weekend!
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