CyberSecurity Knuggets

Jun 28, 2024

  1. Kaspersky has been evicted from the US market and places several entities on an export control register due to cooperation with Russian military authorities in support of the Russian Government’s cyber intelligence goals.
  2. Kaspersky products have been banned from the US networks since the discovery of Russian involvement in cyber attacks.
  3. The Optus breach was considered a very serious blunder, and it was observed that it was not a highly sophisticated attack.
  4. CDK Global was reportedly affected by a ransomware attack, disrupting thousands of North American car dealerships.
  5. Google has disrupted Chinese influence operations by accounts associated with Dragonbridge, a disinformation group engaging in propaganda against Western nations.
  6. A Russian national with ties to the country’s intelligence service has been indicted for cyber attacks against Ukraine and its allies, resulting in $10 million reward being offered by the US.
  7. A financial scam that allegedly defrauded more than $4 billion from victims is linked to the ‘crypto queen’ Ruja Ignatova, a Bulgarian national who remains at large. A reward of up to $5 million is offered for her arrest and conviction.
  8. The New York Supreme Court has allowed the Biden administration to continue challenging tech platforms and policing misinformation concerning COVID-19 and the 2020 election.
  9. A database used to tracks NYPD officer profiles was found to have security vulnerabilities that may have allowed malicious files to be inserted into the system.
  10. Jollibee Foods Corp. reported a data breach affecting 11 million of its customers, compromising personal data such as birth dates and senior citizen identification card numbers.
  11. Apple released a new firmware update for its AirPods due to a recently discovered Bluetooth vulnerability that could have allowed attackers to eavesdrop on conversations while connected to the headphones.

These are the contents analyzed from the 6 emails provided.

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