NYS: Comptroller’s audits continue: Urban Choice Charter School

For a number of years now, I’ve noted NYS comptroller audits of school districts when it comes to IT and infosecurity.  Here’s one that was recently released concerning Urban Choice Charter School in Rochester: Issued Date June 12, 2020 Audit Objective Determine whether the Board and School officials ensured information technology (IT) assets were...

A new Malware strain dubbed as ‘Lucifer’ is affecting most of the Windows PCs, abusing critical vulnerabilities

Metal Messiah reports: A new variant of a powerful cryptojacking and DDoS-based malware is exploiting severe vulnerabilities in Windows machines, and affecting them in the process. Dubbed as “Lucifer”, this new malware is part of an active campaign against Windows hosts and uses a variety of ‘exploits’ in the latest wave of attacks, Palo Alto...

Brazilian federal police investigates presidential data leak

Angelica Mari reports on what sounds like a massive hack of government agencies and more in Brazil: The Brazilian federal police reported advances around an investigation into a cybercrime organization supposedly responsible for exposing personal details of senior government officials including president Jair Bolsonaro. The investigation follows a leak earlier this month, claimed by...