February 24, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News February 24, 2020

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

Nasty Android malware reinfects its targets, and no one knows how. Makes me wonder, are Android phones really cheaper in TCO calculations?

Fraud Case in Charleston, S.C., Shines Light on Web’s Dark Corners. Interesting what happens when IP (IPv4) addresses are in short supply.

US natural gas operator shuts down for 2 days after being infected by ransomware. Lest we grow weary of ransomware news.

Dell Sells RSA to Private Equity Firm for $2.1B. The value of security industry still growing in investors’ minds.

Pay Up, Or We’ll Make Google Ban Your Ads. A new email-based extortion scheme apparently is making the rounds, targeting Web site owners serving banner ads through Google’s AdSense program. In this scam, the fraudsters demand bitcoin in exchange for a promise not to flood the publisher’s ads with so much bot and junk traffic that Google’s automated anti-fraud systems suspend the user’s AdSense account for suspicious traffic.

Did you know?

On iPhone 11 Pro you can now use front and back cameras simultaneously on a free app called Doubletake. Great for one-on-one quick interviews.