‘Olympic Destroyer’ Malware Behind Winter Olympics Cyberattack, Researchers Say

Winter Olympics officials have confirmed that a cyberattack occurred during the games’ opening ceremony on Feb. 9, but are remaining mum on the source of the attack. Researchers say the attack employed malware, dubbed Olympic Destroyer, that was written with the sole intention of destroying systems, not to steal data. Read More

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Gojdue Variant Eludes Microsoft, Google Cloud Protection, Researchers Say

Researchers have identified a new ransomware strain that went undetected by built-in anti-malware protection used by cloud heavyweights Microsoft and Google as recently as January.
According to researchers at the cloud service firm Bitglass, both Google Drive and Microsoft Office 365’s SharePoint web service failed to identify a new strain of Gojdue ransomware called ShurL0ckr when tested last month. More troubling, when the malware was tested in the same timeframe against VirusTotal’s database of known vulnerabilities on Jan. 16, only seven percent of AV engines detected the malware. Read More

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Leaky Amazon S3 Bucket Exposes Personal Data of 12,000 Social Media Influencers

An erroneously configured Amazon (S3) Simple Storage Service bucket managed by Paris marketing firm Octoly left contact information and personal details for more than 12,000 social media influencers.
Octoly connects popular Instagram, Twitter and YouTube users with companies that provide them consumer goods and services at no charge, in hopes of getting favorable reviews or otherwise amplifying their brand image online. Read More

Uncategorized,Security & Privacy,Cloud Security





IngressFS – January 2018 Results

596 Agents from 31 cities in 13 countries earned 86 million AP, gained 63 levels and walked 1,928 km during January’s First Saturday events around the world.
This month, the Enlightened had the most levels gained (+5), most AP earned (+1.3m), most AP per agent (+6.2k), most KM walked (+28) and most KM per agent (+0.14). The Resistance had the most agents (+4). Read More

Niantic & Ingress