February 10, 2020
David Redekop

This Week In Nerd News – February 10, 2020

Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:

5 High Impact Flaws Affect Cisco Routers, Switches, IP Phones and Cameras.

Patch patch patch.

Several Cisco-manufactured network equipments have been found vulnerable to five new security vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take complete control over them, and subsequently, over the enterprise networks they power.


Read More: 5 High Impact Flaws Affect Cisco Routers, Switches, IP Phones and Cameras


Facebook’s Twitter, Instagram Accounts Hacked.

Always be careful with third party access!

A group of hackers called OurMine hijacked some of Facebook’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts over the weekend through a third-party social media management service.


Read More: Facebook’s Twitter, Instagram Accounts Hacked


Signed hardware drivers used in order to delete security products.

Always do security in layers.

Sophos has been investigating two different ransomware attacks where the adversaries deployed a legitimate, digitally signed hardware driver in order to delete security products from the targeted computers just prior to performing the destructive file encryption portion of the attack.


Read More: Living off another land: Ransomware borrows vulnerable driver to remove security software


Emotet continues to infect systems and hurt users to this day.

Going on 5 years now!

You may have heard about Emotet in the news. What is it: Ancient Egyptian king, your teenage sister’s favorite emo band? We’re afraid not.


Read More: Let’s talk Emotet malware


Phishing Email leads to Ransomware (article in Dutch).

Keep up the defenses!

Resource: Hoe een phishingmail in oktober met Kerst de universiteit platlegde

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