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Weekly Recap of Cybersecurity News 10/20

By SentinelOne -

In case you missed it, here are some of the biggest stories in cybersecurity from the past week!
Update Every Device — This KRACK Hack Kills Your Wi-Fi Privacy
It’s time to get patching again. Another widespread vulnerability affecting practically everyone and everything that uses Wi-Fi was revealed on Monday, allowing hackers to decrypt and potentially look at everything people are doing online. Read More

 

Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw
A crippling flaw in a widely used code library has fatally undermined the security of millions of encryption keys used in some of the highest-stakes settings, including national identity cards, software- and application-signing, and trusted platform modules protecting government and corporate computers. Read More

 

Trump administration imposing new email security protocols for agencies
The Trump administration on Monday will order federal agencies to adopt common email security standards in an effort to better protect against hackers, a senior Department of Homeland Security official said. Read More

 

Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013
Microsoft Corp’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database. Read More

 

DDoS Attacks Cause Train Delays Across Sweden
DDoS attacks on two separate days have brought down several IT systems employed by Sweden’s transport agencies, causing train delays in some cases. Read More

 

This ransomware-spreading botnet will now screengrab your desktop too
New payload bundled within Necurs botnet attacks allows those carrying out malicious campaigns to check if they’re working and improve updates. Read More

 

Dodging Russian Spies, Customers Are Ripping Out Kaspersky
Inadvertently or not, Kaspersky has betrayed customer trust. Read More

 

Domino’s blames data breach on former supplier’s systems
Customers complain about ‘eerie’ personalised spam emails and lack of communication from pizza seller. Read More

 

PwC: UK Firms in the Dark Over Cyber-Attacks
UK organizations are unprepared for cyber-attacks, lack visibility into threats and aren’t doing enough to collaborate internally and externally, according to PwC. Read More

 

Hacking accounts for 50% of healthcare breaches in September: 5 report insights
There were 46 healthcare breaches disclosed in September, up from 33 breaches in August, according to a Protenus report. The report, which is part of the “Protenus Breach Barometer” monthly series, analyzes healthcare breaches reported to HHS or disclosed to the media during September 2017. Read More

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