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Vague contract language hampers cybersecurity for weapons systems, GAO says — FCW

Defense Vague contract language hampers cybersecurity for weapons systems, GAO says By Lauren C. Williams Mar 08, 2021   The cybersecurity of the Defense Department’s weapons systems may hinge on clear contract requirements, according to a recent report. The Government Accountability Office found that missing or vague cybersecurity requirements in acquisitions contracts for …

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University of the Highlands and Islands shuts down campuses as it deals with ‘ongoing cyber incident’ • The Register

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Scotland is fending off “an ongoing cyber incident” that has shut down its campuses. In a message to students and staff yesterday afternoon, the institution, which spans 13 locations across the northernmost part of the UK, warned that “most services” – including its Brightspace virtual learning …

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John McAfee Charged With Cryptocurrency Fraud

Cryptocurrency Fraud , Cybercrime , Fraud Management & Cybercrime Latest Federal Indictment Comes After Tax Evasion Charges Scott Ferguson (Ferguson_Writes) • March 8, 2021     John McAfee now faces additional federal charges related to alleged cryptocurrency schemes. (Photo: Gage Skidmore) John McAfee, who already faces federal tax evasion charges, has now been indicted for …

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EU banking regulator targeted in global Microsoft Exchange cyberattack

The European Banking Authority (EBA), a key EU financial regulator, said hackers have compromised its Microsoft Exchange servers as part of a global cyberattack, which is affecting thousands organizations worldwide. Following the cyberattack, the agency took offline its email systems as a security measure. “The Agency has swiftly launched a full investigation, in close cooperation …

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European Banking Authority victim in Microsoft Exchange Server hack

European Banking Authority (EBA) has disclosed that it is one of the victims of the recently revealed Microsoft Exchange Server Hack blamed on Chinese State-backed hackers.   Last week Hackread.com reported that Microsoft Exchange Servers were hit by a large-scale cyberattack after Chinese hackers exploited several critical vulnerabilities. Now, it has been …

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Airline passenger data breached following “highly sophisticated attack” • Graham Cluley

Many of us have probably never heard of SITA, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know anything about you. Because SITA provides IT services to about 90% of the global aviation industry, which means if you’re a frequent flier (or were before this ruddy pandemic hit the world) it probably stores data about you on …

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Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce this International Women’s Day

Diversifying the Cybersecurity Workforce this International Women’s Day | IT Security News Sponsors Endpoint Cybersecurity www.endpoint-cybersecurity.com – Consulting in building your security products– Employee awareness training– Security tests for applications and pentesting… and more. Daily Summary Patreon Categories CategoriesSelect Category(ISC)2 Blog  (323)(ISC)2 Blog infosec  (13)(ISC)² Blog  (321)2020-12-08 – Files for an ISC diary (recent Qakbot activity)  (1)2020-12-11 – Quick …

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Phishing Attack Uses Fake Google reCAPTCHA

Zscaler Says It Prevented Over 2,500 Phishing Attacks Akshaya Asokan (asokan_akshaya) • March 7, 2021     Attackers steal login credentials via fake Google reCAPTCHA screens. (Source: Pixabay) A Microsoft-themed phishing campaign is using phony Google reCAPTCHA in an attempt to steal credentials from senior employees of various organizations, a new report by security firm …

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