Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:
The hard truth about ransomware: we aren’t prepared, it’s a battle with new rules, and it hasn’t near reached peak impact. Kevin says “We are rebuilding entire economies around technology, while having some fundamental issues reducing foundations to quicksand.”
Hacker Known as Max Is a 55-Year-Old Woman, Prosecutors Say. Fascinating how talented people develop an interest in the dark side.
Trojan Shield: How the FBI Secretly Ran a Phone Network for Criminals. Huge coup for law enforcement, along with Encrochat and PhantomSecure being shutdown or compromised.
Hackers can mess with HTTPS connections by sending data to your email server. This is an advanced trick, but again, if security defense is in layers, a proper security gateway can mitigate against this *type* of attack.
How Hackers Used Slack to Break into EA Games. Social engineering was the key. All employees, contractors, and even executives must be aware of risks of information sharing.
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