Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:
New Malware Uses Novel Fileless Technique to Evade Detection. Since most malware detection or endpoint security relies on content being written to disk, the malware can just avoid that altogether.
FBI warns of ‘large increase’ in sextortion attacks, with $8 million in reported losses in 2021. If your email shows up on haveibeenpwned.com, check your SPAM folder, most likely you have at least one of these sextortion threats. Sadly, this scam campaign is working, so please beware.
Why ransomware hackers love a holiday weekend. Today is the day where sadly we’re expecting business owners to check in at work and some of them will find ransomware notes because it’s a long weekend in North America. Long weekends give the attackers more time to complete the encryption and close as many recovery paths as possible.
US Cybercom says mass exploitation of Atlassian Confluence vulnerability ‘ongoing and expected to accelerate’. IT leaders have taken to Twitter to confirm that the exploitation is ongoing globally.
This Seemingly Normal Lightning Cable Will Leak Everything You Type. When it comes to lightning cables, use only ones you purchased from Apple and accept no cable gift from anyone.
Did you know?
F-Secure released a tool called Chainsaw for blue teams and incident response working tasks to quickly comb through large event logs to find meaningful events.
For a video version of this see https://youtu.be/IBUpNj5u6iE