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IT Security Newsletter - 10/1/2021

Neiman Marcus data breach impacts 4.6 million customers

American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has just disclosed a major data breach impacting approximately 4.6 million customers. The breach occurred sometime in May 2020 after "an...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/30/2021

SAS 2021: 'Tomiris' Backdoor Linked to SolarWinds Malware

Researchers have discovered a campaign delivering a previously unknown backdoor they're calling Tomiris. Analysis of the new malware suggests that we may not have heard the last from the...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/29/2021

Latest FinFisher spyware upgrades 'particularly worrying,' says Kaspersky

Kaspersky has presented the findings of an eight-month probe into the FinFisher spyware toolset - including the discovery of a UEFI "bootkit" infection method and...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/28/2021

Crypto Developer Pleads Guilty to North Korean Plot

A former Ethereum developer has pleaded guilty to helping North Korea escape US sanctions by providing technical advice on cryptocurrency. Singapore resident and US citizen Virgil Griffith, 38,...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/27/2021

EU officially blames Russia for 'Ghostwriter' hacking activities

The European Union has officially linked Russia to a hacking operation known as Ghostwriter that targets high-profile EU officials, journalists, and the general public. "These...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/24/2021

Port of Houston Target of Suspected Nation-State Hack

The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended against an attempted hack in August and "no...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/23/2021

Crystal Valley Farm Coop Hit with Ransomware

Crystal Valley, a Minnesota-based farm supply and grain marketing cooperative, has become the second U.S. agriculture business to be hit with a ransomware attack this week. The company released a...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/22/2021

Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover bugs leak 100K Windows credentials

Bugs in the implementation of Microsoft Exchange's Autodiscover feature have leaked approximately 100,000 login names and passwords for Windows domains worldwide. In a new report...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/21/2021

$5.9 million ransomware attack on farming co-op may cause food shortage

Iowa-based provider of agriculture services NEW Cooperative Inc. has been hit by a ransomware attack, forcing it to take its systems offline. The BlackMatter group that is...

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IT Security Newsletter - 9/20/2021

Epik data breach impacts 15 million users, including non-customers

Epik has now confirmed that an "unauthorized intrusion" did in fact occur into its systems. The announcement follows last week's incident of hacktivist collective Anonymous...

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