Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:
Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised Password. According to Mandiant, it was a compromised password that started it all. This is just another reminder that we must be vigilant to protect everything we possibly can with MFA. NerdsVPN, by the way, has MFA support.
All of JBS’s U.S. Beef Plants Were Forced Shut by Cyberattack. This story about a large meat plant shutting down due to ransomware, we just hope it wasn’t vegetarian hackers. But in all seriousness, when livestock futures slump and pork prices rise, it’s a sign that cyber crime is big business today.
Why the ransomware crisis suddenly feels so relentless. Nice to see this understanding going mainstream. We’ve been focused on these realities for a while, but with mainstream understanding, it is becoming easier to offer and deploy cyber security solutions.
Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors. The infrastructure was built properly to remove privacy and security risks on behalf of your Amazon device, but still, I am not using an Amazon device, and I would turn this off.
FireEye to sell products business for $1.2 bln to Symphony-led investor group. Selling its product business and focusing more on its incident response and cyber forensics unit of Mandiant. Makes sense since cyber crime is still on such a growth curve.
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