Over 500 Million Facebook user’s data from 2019 has been made publicly and freely available. While not every record is current, this release still affects many users of the social network.
The data includes phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and — in some cases — email addresses.
Source: 533 million Facebook users’ phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online
Video Game publisher Activision recently published a report that outlines how players downloading and installing various cheats for Call of Duty: Warzone are not only gaining an unfair edge over their competitors but are also installing any number of credential stealing, computer compromising, and all-around not good malware as well. Want to get better? Start grinding, or as we like to say, practice makes better!
A bipartisan group of US Senators published a letter yesterday calling for updated minimum standards for broadband access across the United States. Current Standards dictate a 25Mbps minimum but even by Federal Communications Commission household broadband guidelines, it is clear that a 25Mbps connection is inadequate for most families even prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. This touches on our Digital Lifestyle theme but plays directly to the core premise of our Digital Infrastructure and Connectivity theme and will provide momentum for this industry along the virtuous circle of increased capacity leading to innovation and increased demand leading to…
Today, U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Angus King (I-Maine), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) wrote to the Biden Administration urging it to update federal standards for high-speed broadband to reflect modern uses and align those standards across the government.
Source: Bennet, King, Portman, Manchin Urge Biden Administration to Create Modern, Unified Federal Broadband Standard | Press Releases | U.S. Senator Michael Bennet
In an attack reminiscent of the Solarwinds hack, The French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI) recently released a report detailing actions taken by Russian hackers “Sandworm” targeting products offered by IT Monitoring system provider Centreon. The company has since responded stating that effected users were using an unsupported freeware version of their product and that no current paying customers were affected.
Destructively minded group has exploited an IT monitoring tool from Centreon.
Source: France ties Russia’s Sandworm to a multiyear hacking spree
In response to recent disclosures of a water treatment plant cyber attack State of Massachusetts officials have prepared a review of the attack and a list of resources for municipalities to help combat future attacks.
How public water suppliers can guard against cyber-attacks on water supplies.
Source: Cybersecurity Advisory for Public Water Suppliers
A combination of lax internal security measures and outdated technology left an Oldsmar, FL water treatment plant vulnerable to hackers who attempted to manipulate treatment chemical levels. Luckily, a worker noticed a mouse pointer moving by itself, observed levels of certain chemicals fluctuating beyond safe parameters and was able to take action to stop the attack. The question now is what can municipalities do to secure infrastructure going forward?
Source: Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped US water plants
While providers are still working on upgrading their networks, Qualcomm has moved ahead and developed a next-gen modem capable of 10Gb throughput.
What’s New: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, its fourth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution. It is the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G and the first 3GPP release 16 modem-RF system, which is
Source: Qualcomm Announces World’s First 10 Gigabit 5G Modem-RF System
The Defense Digital Service, a self described “SWAT team of nerds” along with service provider HackerOne are conducting another in a series of bug bounty programs to help organizations identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
Military and civilian hackers invited to discover and disclose vulnerabilities in digital assets affiliated with the largest branch of the U.S. Military
While there have been announcements concerning public edge computing buildouts, this agreement is one of a recent few that focuses on private edge computing services that will serve manufacturers and other heavy users of industrial IoT to manage production.
Samsung Electronics on Wednesday signed a partnership with IBM to combine “edge computing” with private 5G networks, the latest tie-up among big technology firms trying to help customers automate production.
Source: Samsung ties up with IBM to combine private 5G with “edge computing”
An assumed nation-state backed group has been monitoring employee emails for some time it was revealed. It is not known yet if access was obtained through a phishing or direct attack on the groups MS Office 365 platform. Officials met Saturday, December 13th to assess the damage and prepare a remedy.
Hackers backed by a foreign government stole information from the U.S. Treasury Department.
Source: U.S. Treasury breached by hackers | CyberNews