Decrypted: Grayshift raises $47M, Apple bugs under attack, video game maker hacked

Decrypted: Grayshift raises $47M, Apple bugs under attack, video game maker hacked

The election is over, however not without a drawback or two. Some citizens in Georgia and Ohio had to utilize paper tallies after hand sanitizer leaked into voting makers– an unforeseen casualty of the pandemic. And a multitude of robocalls throughout a variety of swing states prompted citizens to “remain safe and stay home,” […] Worries that the 2020 election might turn into a national, or even a worldwide security matter did not come to fulfillment. The U.S. is in a much better location than it was four years ago by merely learning the lessons from Russia’s efforts to interfere with the election. One of just a couple of photos of the mystical GrayKey phone opening gadgets. …

Decrypted: How Twitter was hacked, GitHub DMCA backfires

Decrypted: How Twitter was hacked, GitHub DMCA backfires

One week to the U.S. governmental election and things are getting spicy. It’s not just the rhetoric– hackers are actively working to disrupt the election, authorities have actually stated, and last week they included a concrete example and an abnormally quick pointing of blame. On Wednesday night, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe blamed […] The announcement was lackluster in detail. Twitter Hack Update: We knew the attackers pretended & utilized the phone to be IT Assistance, but now we know the crooks particularly stated they were calling about VPN problems, taking advantage of COVID-19 remote work pressure.”As the employee entered their credentials into the phishing website, the hackers would all at once go into the details into the genuine Twitter website. It’s not just the rhetoric– hackers are actively working to interfere with the election, officials have actually said, and last week they came with a concrete example and an unusually fast pointing of blame. …]…

Decrypted: Tesla’s ransomware near miss, Palantir’s S-1 danger factors

Decrypted: Tesla’s ransomware near miss, Palantir’s S-1 danger factors

Another hectic week in cybersecurity. In case you missed it: An extensively utilizedmessaging app used by over a million protesters has several significant security flaws; a little-known loophole has let
the DMV sell driver’s licenses and Social Security records to private investigators; and the U.S. federal government is taking legal action against to recover over $2.5 million in […]
That’s how much a Tesla worker would have netted if they accepted a bribe from a Russian operative to install malware on Tesla’s Gigafactory network in Nevada. Instead, the worker told the FBI and the Russian was jailed. This data-stealing ransomware is an increasing pattern. The hackers usually threaten to release the victim’s files if the ransom isn’t paid. …

Decrypted: How a teen hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

Decrypted: How a teen hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

A 17-year-old Florida teen is implicated of committing among the year’s biggest and most prominent hacks: Twitter. A federal 30-count indictment submitted in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark utilized a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to get to an internal “admin” tool […] In the teen’s defense, the attack might have been much worse. Rather of pushing a fraud that guaranteed to”double your money,”Clark and his compatriots could have wreaked havoc. With control of some of the world’s most popular Twitter accounts, Clark was for a few hours in July one of the most powerful effective individuals the world. If found guilty, the teenager could invest his better years behind bars….

Decrypted: Police hack criminal phone network; Randori raises $20M Series A

Decrypted: Police hack criminal phone network; Randori raises $20M Series A

Recently was, for many Americans, a four-day work week. But a lot still happened in the security world. The U.S. government’s cybersecurity firms cautioned of two important vulnerabilities– one in Palo Alto’s networking tech and the other in F5’s equipment– that foreign, country state-backed hackers will “likely” make use of these defects to get […]
, for the majority of Americans, a four-day work week.– that foreign, nation state-backed hackers will”likely “exploit these flaws to get access to networks, steal data or spread out malware. Here’s more from the week. …

Decrypted: The tech police usage against the public

Decrypted: The tech police usage against the public

In this week’s Decrypted, we look at the technologies that police usage versus the people. Simply as you have an entire industry of people working to keep systems and networks safe from risks, commercial adversaries are working to exploit them. These for-profit surveillance companies flew under the radar for years, but have just recently got prestige. …

Decrypted: DEA spying on protesters, DDoS attacks, Signal downloads surge

Decrypted: DEA spying on protesters, DDoS attacks, Signal downloads surge

Today saw demonstrations spread across the world sparked by the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed Black male, eliminated by a white law enforcement officer in Minneapolis last month. The U.S. hasn’t seen protests like this in a generation, with millions taking to the streets every day to lend their voice and assistance. But they [ …] The U.S. hasn’t seen demonstrations like this in a generation, with millions taking to the streets each day to lend their voice and assistance. That’s exactly why cybersecurity and personal privacy is more essential than ever, not least to secure law-abiding protesters showing versus cops brutality and institutionalised, systemic bigotry. …

Decrypted: No warrants for web information, UK grid cyberattack, CyberArk purchases Idaptive

Decrypted: No warrants for web information, UK grid cyberattack, CyberArk purchases Idaptive

One vote. That’s all it needed for a bipartisan Senate change to pass that would have stopped federal authorities from further accessing countless Americans’browsing records. It didn’t. One Republican was in quarantine, another was AWOL. Two Democratic senators– including previous governmental hopeful Bernie Sanders– were nowhere to be seen and […]
That’s all it needed for a bipartisan Senate modification to pass that would have stopped federal authorities from further accessing millions of Americans’ browsing records. One Republican was in quarantine, another was AWOL. Thanks in part to his efforts in conserving the web, he was sentenced to time served and strolled totally free. …