Police in Bangladesh this week alleged that technicians associated with the financial network SWIFT introduced vulnerabilities which made it easier for hackers to infiltrate the systems of Bangladesh Bank.
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Mike Mimoso, Chris Brook, and Tom Spring, discuss the week in news, including a first hand account of an online casino getting hit by ransomware, Brazil shutting down WhatsApp, and attackers mining an ADP portal for W-2s.
A relatively affordable and difficult to detect ransomware-as-a-service named AlphaLocker has begun making the rounds, researchers warn.
Cybercriminals accessed a W-2 portal maintained by payroll company ADP recently to glean sensitive information about employees at a handful of companies.
A judge in Brazil has overturned another judge’s ruling that phone companies there block the popular messaging app WhatsApp from operating for 72 hours.
The digital gaming platform Steam was quick to patch a cryptographic issue in the client recently that could have allowed an attacker to read sensitive information sent over its network, take over an account, or view plain-text passwords.
The banking malware GozNym has spread into Europe and begun plaguing banking customers in Poland with redirection attacks, IBM said.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced this week that it will launch its own experimental bug bounty program.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including BlackBerry CEO’s stance on lawful access principles, the FBI/Apple hearing, Viber adding end-to-end crypto, Teslacrypt, and more.
Cisco released software updates to address five separate denial of service vulnerabilities, all which the company considers either high or critical severity, across its product line this week.