WTH Security News September 14, 2020 – Best news article

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:

Zerologon attack lets hackers take over enterprise networks. Or smaller networks. Or any Active Directory that isn’t patched. If an environment carries the risk of a potential implant attack, additional preventive measures of zero trust are a must.

Equinix data center giant hit by Netwalker Ransomware, $4.5M ransom. Data center and colocation giant Equinix has been hit with a Netwalker ransomware attack where threat actors are demanding $4.5 million for a decryptor and to prevent the release of stolen data. Equinix is a massive data center and colocation provider with over 50 locations worldwide.  Customers use these data centers to colocate their equipment or to interconnect with other ISPs and network providers.

Ransomware the Biggest Cause of Insurance Claims in 1H 2020. Over two-fifths (41%) of insurance claims in North America in the first half of the year were related to ransomware attacks, according to new industry data. The figures from cyber-insurance provider Coalition, which claims to have over 25,000 SMB clients in the US and Canada, provide a handy insight into the biggest threats to organizations today.

The IRS Is Offering You $625,000 to Crack Monero. The US Internal Revenue Services (IRS) will pay out up to $625,000 for anyone who cracks the untraceable cryptocurrency Monero.

Sandvine Faces Backlash After Belarus Uses Its Tech to Block Internet. For the rest of us, this is a reminder that technology solutions are usually dual-use: can be used for good or evil.

Did you know?

Yubikey 5C NFC is out, woohoo! Those of us whose daily access is protected by this best-in-class solution are thrilled that we can go dongle-free on our USB-C devices.

 

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