InfoSecSherpa’s News Roundup for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

  1. New Hampshire Town Scammed Out of $2.3 Million
    (Teiss, August 25th)
    A New Hampshire town has been scammed by cyber-criminals out of $2.3 million via two business email compromise (BEC) scams.
  2. You’ve Got Fake Mail: Pro-Palestinian Hackers Behind Massive Phishing Campaign Targeting Israelis Expecting Packages [Paywall]
    (Haaretz, August 25th)
  3. Google launches updated Safety Centre in Indian languages
    (Financial Express, August 25th)
  4. Kanye West’s Donda is the most anticipated release of the year not only for fans but also for scammers [In Italian, use browser to translate.]
    (AffarItaliani, August 25th)
  5. “Domino efffect” as cyber insurance, brokers react to losses
    (Insurance Business Canada, August 25th)
  6. Tim Hortons cooks up China cybersecurity recipe
    (Reuters, August 24th)
  7. Microsoft’s Sarah Armstrong-Smith on cybersecurity, digital transformation and diversity
    (Maddyness, August 25th)
  8. Why does cybersecurity matter in employment law?
    (InfoTechLead, August 25th)
    Companies often focus on preventing external cyberattacks, forgetting that internal threats can be more devastating.
  9. Custom WhatsApp Build Delivers Triada Malware
    (Threatpost, August 24th)
  10. Unsurprisingly, the NSO Group’s Malware Is Targeting Activists Again
    (Gizmodo, August 24th)
    The notorious spyware firm says its products are only used to hunt “terrorists.”
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