November 16, 2020
Niles Nerd

WTH Security News November 16, 2020

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

Ticketmaster fined £1.25m over payment data breach. Ticketmaster had a breach in 2018 via a third-party chat bot on its site that exposed the credit card details of tens of thousands of customers.

Schools Struggling to Stay Open Get Hit by Ransomware Attacks.  Security/convenience tradeoff is hard. Districts around the U.S. are fighting a wave of increasingly aggressive hackers, who are publicly posting sensitive student information.

Mysterious Bugs Were Used to Hack iPhones and Android Phones and No One Will Talk About It. Google found at least seven critical bugs being exploited by hackers in the wild. But after disclosing them days ago, the company has yet to reveal key details about who used them and against whom.

North Korea and Russia are still trying to hack coronavirus vaccine researchers. Government hackers targeting vaccine research are broadly assumed to be conducting espionage for their own countries’ vaccine efforts.

Welcome Back to the Office. Please Wear This Tracking Device. A boom in contact tracing devices could herald a new era of worker surveillance.

Did you know?

Apple apps on Big Sur bypass firewalls and VPNs — just another reason to have out-of-band protection.

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