July 20, 2020
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WTH Security News July 20, 2020

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

Emotet Returns After Five Month Hiatus. Known as a versatile and widely disruptive threat, early versions of Emotet had a module that was used to commit banking fraud, and for years, the malware was widely classified as a banking Trojan. Just another reminder that defending against this threat requires defense in depth.

VPN firm that claims zero logs policy leaks 20 million user logs. They “don’t keep any logs”, just accidentally leak them? This is just one more reason to consider running your own company VPN server.

Mozilla suspends Firefox Send service while it addresses malware abuse. In hindsight it makes sense that cyber criminals would utilize such an elegant free service in a malicious way.

How to steal USD$120,000 in 30 minutes. Don’t do this at home. Socially-engineered Twitter staff gave hackers access to internal systems. That’s how Bitcoin scams were posted on popular twitter accounts and some followers of the compromised accounts fell for it.

Inside America’s secretive $2B research hub, collecting fingerprints from Facebook, hacking smartwatches, and fighting COVID-19. From the top of the CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) authority to collection of fingerprints from social media, this is worth the full read about Mitre.

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FCC approves 988 to be 3-digit number for national suicide hotline starting in 2022.

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