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Disrupted but Not Dead – Law Enforcement Scores a Big Win Against EMOTET Botnet

30 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Congrats to the multinational authorities who collaborated to defang the infrastructure of EMOTET, a hugely successful cybercriminal malware platform. Unfortunately, this win may be short-lived. The attackers behind EMOTET have shown great resilienc...

U.S. the 4th Worst Privacy Offender for Government Collection of Biometric Data

29 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Researchers ranked 96 countries by their collection and use of biometric data.  Biometrics are gathered and stored as part of international travel, banking, law enforcement, healthcare tracking, and general surveillance by governments. The worst off...

Check to See if EMOTET Botnet Has Your Email Password

28 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Happy Privacy Day!  Now go check to see if EMOTET botnet has stolen your email and password.  Europol and a team of global law enforcement have successfully taken down part of the EMOTET botnet infrastructure and seized private data harvested by the...

Cautious Optimism and Grave Concerns as Intel Integrates Cybereason into Chips

27 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

Intel and Cybereason just announced that they are working to integrate Cybereason to collect data from hardware to software levels, with the goal of protecting users from ransomware. This is an opportunity for better cybersecurity, but also could be...

New U.S. Cybersecurity Leadership Needs More Experience Diversity

25 Jan 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Matthew Rosenquist

President Biden has been quick to name a number of cybersecurity leadership positions, to greatly strengthen the nations capabilities, but there are concerns with the diversity of experience.  Appointees are primarily longtime government workers and...

Finding the Next SolarWinds Type of Supply Chain Attack

20 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The SolarWinds compromise showed that supply-chain attacks are possible and the ramifications can be tremendously impactful. Other nation states will be investing in efforts to duplicate this success. That makes IT tools, security products, hardware...

The Rising Danger of DDoS Attacks On BTC Sites

18 Jan 2021 5 minute read 0 comments MintDice.com

In March 2020, while the world was shutting down due to the spread of COVID-19, something weird was happening in online coding classes, their registration was spiking. The brutal implications of this were quickly realized as the number of DDoS attack...

Latest Privacy Controversy Shows WhatsApp Must be Transparent

17 Jan 2021 1 minute read 3 comments Matthew Rosenquist

There is trouble brewing again in the WhatsApp community, with a new privacy controversy.  Users are abandoning the platform and there is a lack of real clarity by this Facebook owned social platform. It is time for WhatsApp to step-up and clearly a...

WhatsApp Still Needs to Prove it is Trustworthy

17 Jan 2021 1 minute read 19 comments Matthew Rosenquist

In the aftermath of WhatsApp’s privacy notification to users, that they will again be sharing data with Facebook, there is still a lack of clarity.  I see a lot of statements from WhatsApp and general chatter regarding what data they will NOT be sha...

Why are Cybersecurity Roles Confusing

11 Jan 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Matthew Rosenquist

The cybersecurity field is dynamic and the roles and responsibilities are ever changing.  People coming into the cybersecurity field often expect clearly defined positions and are surprised at the significant variance when looking at job description...