Weekly Recap of Cybersecurity News 10/13

In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest stories in cybersecurity from the past week!

Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets
It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs. Read More via NY Times

Cybercriminals hijacked a government server to send sophisticated malware to U.S. companies

A Eastern European hacking group hijacked U.S. state government servers to dispense malware through phishing emails that were designed to appear like they had come from the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to research by Cisco’s Talos team and an analysis by other cybersecurity experts familiar with the activity. Read More via CyberScoop

Hyatt Hotels Suffers 2nd Card Breach in 2 Years

Hyatt Corp. is alerting customers about another credit card breach at some hotels, the second major incident with the hospitality chain in as many years. Read More via KrebsonSecurity

Equifax in Trouble Again After Site Displays Malicious Content

Equifax has been left red-faced again after its website began displaying malicious content stemming from third party vendor code. Read More via InfoSec Magazine

Research Reports Stolen in Forrester Website Hack

Forrester, one of the world’s most influential market research and advisory firms, informed customers late on Friday that its main website had been breached. Read More via Security Week

T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number
The bug exposed customers’ email addresses, their billing account numbers, and the phone’s IMSI numbers. T-Mobile has patched the bug. Read More via Motherboard

Google uncovers Russian-bought ads on YouTube, Gmail and other platforms
Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the company’s investigation. Read More via Washington Post

Malware-Wielding Hackers Hit Taiwanese Bank
Police in Sri Lanka have arrested two men in connection with the theft of tens of million of dollars from a bank in Taiwan as part of a heist that reportedly involved malware being used to generate fraudulent SWIFT money-moving messages. Read More via BankInfo Security

ATMii Malware Makes Windows 7 and Windows Vista ATMs Spit Out Cash

Security researchers have discovered a new ATM malware strain named ATMii that targets only ATMs running on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Read More via BleepingComputer

Accenture left a huge trove of highly sensitive data on exposed servers
The four exposed servers had no password, but contained the “keys to the kingdom.” Read More via ZDNet


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