Resources update: 3rd October

Updates to Anti-Social Media 

ESET: Facebook: No evidence attackers used stolen access tokens on third-party sites
“The social networking behemoth is expected to face a formal investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission in what could be the “acid test” of GDPR since the law became effective in May”


Graham Cluley: Two reasons to reconsider your Facebook membership
“Not only was it revealed that millions of users had their accounts exposed by a vulnerability, but the site has been up to dirty tricks with mobile phone numbers you gave them to supposedly enhance your security.”


Joseph Cox for Motherboard: Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage
“Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom.”

Updates to Cryptocurrency/Crypto-mining News and Resources

Lawrence Abrams for Bleeping Computer: Roaming Mantis Group Testing Coinhive Miner Redirects on iPhones
“Kaspersky has discovered that [Roaming Mantis Group] is testing a new monetization scheme by redirecting iOS users to pages that contain the Coinhive in-browser mining script rather than the normal Apple phishing page.”


John E. Dunn for Sophos: Monero fixes major ‘burning bug’ flaw, preventing mass devaluation
“…the developers realised that the apparent non-expert had just confirmed a major flaw in wallets used to transact the controversial and what is reportedly the world’s tenth most popular cryptocurrency.”

Updates to GDPR page

ESET: Facebook: No evidence attackers used stolen access tokens on third-party sites
“The social networking behemoth is expected to face a formal investigation by Ireland’s Data Protection Commission in what could be the “acid test” of GDPR since the law became effective in May”

Updates to Internet of (not necessarily necessary) Things

Gabrielle Ladouceur Despins for ESET: Top tips for protecting your Smart TV
“The final few months of 2018 will likely be a busy time of year for people and cybercriminals will be no different as they continue to look for weak spots in networks”

Updates to: Ransomware Resources

Joseph Cox for Motherboard: Hackers Are Holding High Profile Instagram Accounts Hostage
“Hackers have hijacked the accounts of at least four high profile Instagrammers recently, locking them out and demanding a bitcoin ransom.”

Updates to Mac Virus

News Update October 3rd


David Harley

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