Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:
Microsoft investigates potential ties between partner security firm, Exchange Server attack code leak. Exploit tools used in widespread attacks reportedly are similar to PoC code privately distributed by Microsoft to vendors.
Giant Datacenter Fire Takes Down Government Hacking Infrastructure. Raiu said that there are several government hacking groups impacted, such as Charming Kitten and APT39, both believed to be linked to Iran; Bahamut, a hacking-for-hire group out of India; and OceanLotus, a group of Vietnamese hackers who recently used fake news websites to hack targets.
T-Mobile to Step Up Ad Targeting of Cellphone Customers. Customers’ browsing habits are using to target advertising, but fortunately there are ways to opt out.
The UK is secretly testing a controversial web snooping tool. The “snoopers charter” makes this legally possible. What’s most alarming is the wave of privacy invasion momentum we are experiencing just as everyone has privacy protection fatigue.
Critics fume after Github removes exploit code for Exchange vulnerabilities. This is very much a double-edged sword and different audiences are impacted differently.
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