InfoSecSherpa Newsletter — 22 June 2021

  1. Gambia: Let’s Promote Inter-Security Collaborations!
    (All Africa, 22 June 2021)
    It is in the news that the Commissioner General of the Gambia Revenue Authority has spoke on the need for greater team spirit, strong cooperation and solidarity among the different security forces in the country in a bid to ensure meaningful result.
  2. Polish intelligence agencies link cyberattack to Russia
    (The Seattle Times, 22 June 2021)
    Poland’s government said Tuesday it has evidence linking a recent cyber attack on thousands of email and social media accounts of politicians, public figures and other Poles to Russia’s secret services.
  3. Equifax : Millennials and Gen Z Are More Susceptible ​​​​​​​to Phishing Scams
    (Market Screener, 22 June 2021)
    The more applications you use, the more time you spend online, the more accounts you have, the greater your risk of falling prey to phishing.
  4. Homeland Security wants to ‘cut through the hype’ of AI, find best uses only
    (Federal News Network, 22 June 2021)
    Brian Campo, deputy chief technology officer at the Department of Homeland Security, clarified that RPA is essentially “automation” — the act of putting manual tasks into a context or system where the same action can be done automatically and intrinsically. As for AI and machine learning, the difference comes down to how the data is used.
  5. Splunk Launches New Security Cloud
    (The Street, 22 June 2021)
    [Note — technically this is a press release, I am including it because I feel that it is information to know.]
    Splunk Inc. (SPLK) — Get Report, provider of the Data-to-Everything Platform, today announced the new Splunk® Security Cloud, the only data-centric modern security operations platform that delivers enterprise-grade advanced security analytics, automated security operations, and integrated threat intelligence with an open, unparalleled ecosystem.
  6. Ohio Medicaid Providers May Have Had Data Exposed in Breach
    (Government Technology, 22 June 2021)
    Ohio Medicaid said on Monday it was notified by its data manager, Maximus, that it had a cybersecurity incident that potentially exposed provider names, social security numbers, addresses and other information.
  7. Twitter’s operation in Nigeria is illegal, says FG
    (The Cable, 22 June 2021)
    The federal government says the operation of Twitter in the Nigerian social media space “is not legally permissible”.
  8. Six Casinos in Oklahoma Subject to Ransomware Attack
    (US Gambling Sites, 22 June 2021)
    Just recently, the Lucky Star Casino brand in Oklahoma was subjected to a large ransomware attack. The Arapaho and Cheyenne Tribes operate six casinos under the brand, and they were all victims of the attack. Measures were taken to counteract the attempt, including shutting down the casinos.
  9. Government must intervene to protect Scottish society from web ‘disinformation’, says MP
    (Future Scot, 22 June 2021)
    Disinformation poses an “urgent threat” to Scottish society and government must intervene to protect the nation’s information ecosystem, a leading MP has warned.
  10. This Malware Prevents Users From Browsing Pirated Websites
    (Ahmedabad Mirror, 22 June 2021)
    The developers disguise the malware as cracked versions of popular online games such as Minecraft and Among Us, as well as productivity tool such as Microsoft Office, security software and others.



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