Data Breach at Nebraska Medicine an Inside Job

Data Breach at Nebraska Medicine an Inside Job Nebraska Medicine has suffered a data breach after an employee accessed patients' medical records for almost three months without authorization or even the thinnest sliver of a legitimate reason.  A routine audit of the medical record system conducted in October of this year revealed the gross violation of patient privacy, which occurred …

Vulnerabilities Discovered in VPN Used by NASA

Vulnerabilities Discovered in VPN Used by NASA A virtual private network (VPN) used by NASA, Shell, and BT has been found to have multiple vulnerabilities.  Weaknesses in the Aviatrix VPN were detected by Immersive Labs researcher and content engineer Alex Seymour on October 7, 2019.  The multiple local privilege escalation vulnerabilities Seymour discovered would have allowed an attacker who already had access …

Lib Dems, Labour and SNP ‘Ahead’ on Election Security

Lib Dems, Labour and SNP 'Ahead' on Election Security Security researchers are warning UK voters to be on their guard after revealing that most of the country’s political parties still don’t have best practice email security measures in place to mitigate fraud risks. RedSift analyzed the UK’s main 13 political parties ahead of a tense General Election on December 12, …

China’s Great Cannon Fires on Hong Kong Protesters

China’s Great Cannon Fires on Hong Kong Protesters A Chinese government-backed DDoS operation has been resurrected to disrupt pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong, according to AT&T Cybersecurity. The firm revealed in a new blog post yesterday that it spotted activity from the so-called “Great Cannon” starting on August 31, with the most recent DDoS attempts coming on November 25. Specifically, …

Festive Virtual Hacker Conference Returns

Festive Virtual Hacker Conference Returns A free holiday-themed cybersecurity conference set in a virtual North Pole is scheduled to take place for the second year running.  KringleCon 2019 invites hackers and cybersecurity professionals from across the globe to hear expert speakers, watch educational demos, share tips, and test their skills in a cyber-battle.  The conference, which will begin next week, …

Jamaica to Create a National Cybersecurity Policy in 2020

Jamaica to Create a National Cybersecurity Policy in 2020 Jamaica has announced plans to develop a national cybersecurity policy in 2020. According to the Jamaica Observer, the plan to create a strategy to protect the island country's citizens from cybercrime was announced by Jamaica's minister of national security, Dr. Horace Chang, yesterday.  Speaking at a Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Workshop for Latin …

Artificial Fingerprint Ring Could Combat Biometric Data Theft

Artificial Fingerprint Ring Could Combat Biometric Data Theft A cybersecurity company has teamed up with a 3D accessory designer to produce a ring that could tackle the issue of what to do if your biometric data is stolen.  The attractive and wearable piece of jewelry features a synthetic fingerprint that can be used to unlock phones, make payments, or even …

#BHEU: Consider Adversarial Thinking, Ask If the Tool Works

#BHEU: Consider Adversarial Thinking, Ask If the Tool Works Delivering the opening keynote at Black Hat Europe, offensive security engineer Amanda Rousseau talked about the move from a defensive to offensive role, and how narrow that has made our thinking. In the first part of her talk, she said that we have become too immersed in using tools, and do …

#BHEU: Foster the Right Skills, Culture and Share Knowledge

#BHEU: Foster the Right Skills, Culture and Share Knowledge Opening the 19th Black Hat Europe in London, founder Jeff Moss said that over the years the diversity of the security community has grown as well has the expansion of skills to include both hard and soft skills. He also said that the culture is maturing, and on the tech side “I …

American SMBs Fear Cyber-Attacks from Foreign Countries

American SMBs Fear Cyber-Attacks from Foreign Countries Almost all small and medium-sized businesses in America have executives who are living in fear of a cyber-attack from foreign adversaries, according to new research published today. The Q4 Cyberthreat Index for Business Survey by Zix-AppRiver found that 93% of SMB executives believe that as foreign adversaries attempt to breach national security or wage cyber-war, they will use small …