#cybersecurity | #infosec | Exams cancelled? University closing due to Brexit? A mischievous email from Southampton’s Vice-Chancellor

Students at the University of Southampton got a surprise in their inbox on Sunday – an email from “The Vice Chancellor” claiming that the university would be imminently closing at the request of the UK Prime Minister, due to the economic consequences of Brexit. Concerned students were reassured, however, that…

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#cybersecurity | #infosec | Sextortion scam leverages Nest video footage to fool victims into believing they are being spied upon everywhere – HOTforSecurity

A bizarre sextortion scam is attempting to trick victims that not only has their smartphone been hacked to spy upon their private lives, but also every other device they have encountered which contains a built-in camera. As Ionut Ilascu at Bleeping Computer reports the scam begins with victims receiving an…

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#cybersecurity | #infosec | Good news. Citrix delivers first patches to mop up Shitrix flaw that is being actively exploited

Over the weekend Citrix announced that its plans to release patches for critical vulnerabilities in its technology, used by tens of thousands of businesses worldwide, have significantly sped up. The first patches, which address the CVE-2019-19781 or so-called Shitrix vulnerability, are now available for versions 11.1 and 12.0 of Citrix…

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#cybersecurity | #infosec | UFC champ Kamaru Usman says his Twitter account was hacked, after series of explicit tweets against Conor McGregor

Last night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Kamaru Usman, the current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion, took his seat at the ringside of UFC 246. Usman wasn’t there to fight. He was there to watch former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone…

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#cybersecurity | #infosec | Hackers are closing the Shitrix security hole to keep everyone out apart from themselves

Just over a week ago, it was revealed that hackers were exploiting a vulnerability to compromise VPN gateways used by many businesses worldwide. The vulnerability, officially known as CVE-2019-19781 but unofficially named “Shitrix”, was found on Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway servers (formerly known as Netscaler ADC and…

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#cybersecurity | #infosec | WeLeakInfo, the site which sold access to passwords stolen in data breaches, is brought down by the FBI

Law enforcement agencies have seized control of the domain of WeLeakInfo, a website offering cheap access to billions of personal credentials stolen from approximately 10,000 data breaches. For as little as $2 per day, anyone could search the controversial website’s database of records and in many instances extract names, email…

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#cybersecurity | #infosec | WeLeakInfo, the site which sold access to passwords stolen in data breaches, is brought down by the FBI

Law enforcement agencies have seized control of the domain of WeLeakInfo, a website offering cheap access to billions of personal credentials stolen from approximately 10,000 data breaches. For as little as $2 per day, anyone could search the controversial website’s database of records and in many instances extract names, email…

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