InfoSecSherpa Newsletter — 23 May 2021
- Researchers want to make unhackable computer processors
(BGR, 23 May 2021)
The latest such initiative is a computer processor from the University of Michigan called Morpheus that’s meant to stop most of the low-level attacks hackers might attempt at this hardware level.
- ERPD launches an awareness campaign on fraud crimes by phone
(Sharjah 24, 23 May 2021)
Eastern Region Police Department (ERPD) of the Sharjah Police General Command launched an awareness campaign, with the aim of combating fraud crimes by phone, in cooperation with the Central Bank and various banks in the country, raising awareness among community members about telephone fraud methods.
- Amex fined £90,000 for sending 4 million spam emails in a year
(Bleeping Computer, 23 May 2021)
“During the investigation the ICO found that Amex had sent over 50 million, of what it classed as, servicing emails to its customers,” the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said.
- Today’s Cyber Risk Landscape for Architecture, Engineering and Construction
(Groundbreak Carolinas, 22 May 2021)
You may not immediately recognize the need for data security, password management or disaster recovery as an organization in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, but COVID-19 has led to more malicious activity and a sharp increase in cybercrime.
- FBI analyst took documents on bin Laden and al Qaeda and kept them for years, feds say. She’s now been charged.
(The Washington Post, 22 May 2021)
The grand jury indictment, filed in federal court in Missouri and unsealed Friday, charges Kendra Kingsbury with two counts of gathering, transmitting or losing defense information, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years.
- Aramco And Siemens Team Up To Take On Cybercrime
(Oil Price, 22 May 2021)
As Aramco, Siemens Energy and the World Economic Forum state they will be launching a joint report on cyber resilience, Siemens also announces its cybersecurity collaboration with ServiceNow to help energy companies track and respond to cyber threats.
- Computer experts want stronger internet infrastructure in region
(Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, 23 May 2021)
The call came from several speakers at the fourth annual technical community forum hosted by the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the Caribbean Network Operators Group (CaribNOG).
- Why Are Remote Workers More Likely to Fall for Viruses and Scams?
(Make Use Of, 23 May 2021)
Firstly, remote workers might access the internet from connections that aren’t safe. Secondly, companies have moved vital data to the Cloud, an easier and now even more attractive target for experienced hackers.
- Cyber Attackers are now leveraging Google and Microsoft to spread malicious content
(Digital Information World, 23 May 2021)
As technology advances and makes every day easier for us, cyber attackers and hackers vow to make life difficult for everyone. Proofpoint, a cybersecurity company, claims that hackers have advanced their techniques and are now using cloud computing and online collaboration software.
- LittleBigPlanet Servers Shut Down Following Cyber Attacks
(Game Rant, 22 May 2021)
The LittleBigPlanet servers are down again from a serious cyber attack, after having been shut down for over six weeks previously.