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Data Breaches Have Long-Term Impact on Stock Price

A data breach disrupts day-to-day operations and can hurt the company’s reputation, but the fact that stock prices bounce back pretty quickly makes it seem like the stock market doesn't penalize the company. Analysis by UK-based Comparitech found that long-term impact on the company’s stock performance after a breach.

Data Breaches, Ciso

IoT Botnets Turn Attention to Enterprises

The Mirai and Gafgyt IoT botnets recently have begun adding exploits for vulnerabilities in enterprise products.

Apache

Justice Department Describes North Korea’s Attack Arsenal

The United States Department of Justice painstakingly laid out the investigative breadcrumbs that identified the tools and techniques used by North Korea in offensive campaigns conducted over a four-year span, which includes the attack against Sony Pictures in 2014, the theft from Bangladesh Bank in 2016, and the devastating WannaCry ransomware outbreak in 2017.

Government, Hackers

US Calls Out North Korea for Sony, Bangladesh Bank, WannaCry Attacks

The United States Department of Justice has charged a North Korean programmer for taking part in the attacks as part of its strategy to call out nation-state attackers. While there is no chance of US law enforcement ever making the arrest, the complaint is a way for the government to respond to damaging nation-state sponsored attacks.

Government, Hackers

Tor Browser Comes to Android

The Tor Browser, which allows for private web browsing, is now available for the Android platform.

Encryption

Crypto Backdoor Law Unlikely Soon

Policy experts say that legislation mandating encryption backdoors are not on the horizon in the U.S., but could be a reality soon in the U.K. and Australia.

Encryption

NIST Outlines How to Secure BGP

The Internet relies on BGP, but the protocol doesn't have any security protections to prevent route hijacking. NIST's draft paper outlines techniques for securing BGP for a safer Internet.

Government, Nist, Internet, Networking

Facebook and Twitter Move to Fight Disinformation Campaigns

The two dominant social media platforms are changing the way they verify users in an effort to fight foreign influence operations.

Facebook, Twitter, Disinformation

Five Eyes Countries Press for Encryption Laws

The governments of the Five Eyes countries say that if tech companies can't help find a way to provide access to encrypted data, laws may be the answer.

Encryption

Firefox Will Soon Block Trackers by Default

Mozilla is moving to block all web trackers by default in an upcoming release of Firefox.

Privacy

Android Bug Allows Geolocation of Users

There's a flaw in Android that allows an attacker to capture the MAC address and other information to track users.

Google, Android

Windows Task Scheduler Flaw Has Temporary Fix

Windows administrators don't like zero day vulnerabilities. The good news about the new flaw in the TaskScheduler service is that a hotfix, or a micropatch, is available.

Microsoft

Competing Election Security Bills Stuck in Senate

Two separate election security bills, with different concepts of how to fix the problem, are both mired in committee in the Senate.

Election Security, Government

Decipher Podcast: Andy Greenberg

Andy Greenberg of Wired magazine joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the incredible story of the NotPetya malware outbreak.

Podcast, Malware

Labs Presents: RFID-Blocking Gear

Mark Loveless from Duo Labs goes on camera to show how he tested RFID-blocking gear such as sleeves, wallets, and purses. Which one gives you the most protection for your money?

Labs Research, Iot Security