Current and former employees of NASA from July 2006 through October 2018 could have been affected by a data breach, but the exact number is not known at this time. A server containing
PII (Personally Identifiable Information) of employee’s was discovered to have been hacked on October 23rd. Cybersecurity personnel belonging to NASA immediately began securing the server that had been breached to prevent any further information from being compromised. Federal cybersecurity acquaintances have also been called in to help determine how the breach happened, and what information was accessed.
The third malware strain targeting MacOS this month has been discovered and dubbed LamePyre. Although it appears to still be under development, the malware is able to perform a few functions. LamePyre traps its victims by showing up as a duplicate of the Discord app utilized by gamers. In actuality, it is only a shell which appears as the run of the mill Automator symbol in the menu bar on MacOS when kept running by the user.read more →
Considering various types of Social Engineering attacks, realize that all of them can be dangerous and have detrimental effects on the entire organization. Many people believe they know the different kinds of Social Engineering and how to avoid them, but they really only know a few different methods, mostly on the cyber side. While many of these attacks are cyber, there are also plenty that are physical. This week, we will look into the dirty job of dumpster diving and how to prevent it.read more →
Shoulder surfing is something that most people do every day in one way or another. Most of the time, this simple practice is done without the intention of stealing information. This practice can be used for malicious purposes however, so it is important to prevent unwanted parties from viewing confidential information or trade secrets displayed on your screen.read more →
It is no doubt that social media has a hold on people around the world, but it has an especially mesmerizing effect on the factory workers of China’s migrant manufacturing towns.read more →
Researchers have discovered a critical vulnerability in the Google Chrome and Firefox browser extension for the grammar checking software Grammarly.read more →