InfoSecSherpa Newsletter — 18 June 2021

  1. New Florida law ramps up credit card security measures at the pump
    (Fox 13 Tampa Bay, 18 June 2021)
    Skimming devices are an ongoing problem in Florida and law enforcement say it appears to be getting worse. Crooks use them to steal credit card information while customers are at the pump, and then they fraudulently spend the money elsewhere.
  2. Faux ‘DarkSide’ Gang Takes Aim at Global Energy, Food Sectors
    (Threatpost, 18 June 2021)
    A DarkSide doppelganger mounts a fraud campaign aimed at extorting nearly $4 million from each target.
  3. Ukraine arrests ransomware gang in global cyber criminal crackdown
    (Tech Radar, 18 June 2021)
    Ukranian police have raided the headquarters of the notorious Cl0p ransomware gang, seizing computer hardware used in its operations along with the equivalent of $184,000, which is most likely ransom money.
  4. Cyber Security Today, June 18, 2021 — Advice for saying safe on Amazon Prime Days
    (IT World Canada, 18 June 2021)
    A security firm called Bolster warns shoppers to beware of sites promoting “Early Prime Day Deals.”
  5. A leaked phone call reveals the potential partnership Israel and Estonia could establish
    (New Eastern Europe, 18 June 2021)
    The ‘start-up nation’ and ‘e-Estonia’ have much in common when it comes to digital innovation, cybersecurity and their identities.
  6. Sadat Rahman’s fight against cybercrimes
    (The Daily Star, 18 June 2021)
    Since the past few years, Bangladesh has witnessed an alarming rise in the number of cybercrimes. In order to reduce the incidence of these crimes, Sadat Rahman founded Cyber Teens, an app that provides a safe space for teenagers to ask for help against cyberbullying.
  7. Plans for undersea communications cables are at a stalemate after the US warned of China’s involvement, report says
    (Business Insider, 18 June 2021)
    The $72.6 million project, which is backed by the World Bank, is designed to better connect the island nations of Nauru, Kiribati and Federated States of Micronesia, Reuters said.
  8. Swedish national cyber security centre plans first appointments shortly
    (Telecompaper, 18 June 2021)
    The Swedish Security Police (Sapo) has announced a virtual visit on 16 June by Minister of the Interior Mikael and Minister ​Damberg and Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist to the ​fledgling national cyber security centre to see how work is progressing. ​Construction is taking place gradually, the first appointments are expected shortly, and the aim is to be fully operational by 2023.
  9. Over 50,000 cyberattacks launched on state information resources last week — communications service
    (Interfax Ukraine, 18 June 2021)
    During the week from June 9 to June 15, 2021, more than 50,000 cyberattacks were committed on the information resources of state bodies, which were successfully blocked, the press service of the State Service for Special Communication and Information Protection of Ukraine reported on Friday.
  10. City of London Police calls for ‘wider reaching’ legislation on online pension scams
    (Pensions Age, 18 June 2021)
    City of London Police has called for “wider reaching” legislation that would require a duty to protect savers and/or criminal liability for failure to prevent scams across all online and telecommunications enablers.



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