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Why COVID-19 makes the case to get rid of passwords

Ori Eisen, Founder and CEO, Trusona and William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum have an opinion piece that had me wondering if this was an April Fool’s joke. It doesn’t seem to be. Here are the bullet points: Cybercriminals are exploiting COVID-19 to launch cyberattacks. Passwords are one of...

Virgin Media facing lawsuit over exposed database

It’s Wednesday, so law firms continue to try to round up clients for potential class action lawsuits by making big noises about how much money a company might be required to pay out.  Emer Scully reports: Virgin Media could be forced to pay up to £4.5billion to customers whose personal data was published online...

The UK Cabinet is meeting on Zoom… here’s the meeting ID

Yesterday, Graham Cluley wrote: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Twitter this afternoon that he was chairing the first ever digital Cabinet, while he self-isolated himself at Downing Street after revealing he was suffering “mild symptoms” of Coronavirus. Johnson included in the tweet a screenshot of his desktop, showing there were 35 participants on the...

Marriott data breach exposes personal data of 5.2 million guests

Keumars Afifi-Sabet reports: Marriott has informed 5.2 million guests that their personal details were inappropriately accessed in a possible data breach. Contacts details, loyalty account information, company, gender, birthday, partnerships and affiliations and room preferences were among guests’ details accessed between mid-January and February 2020. Read more on ITPro.

REvil Ransomware-as-a-Service – An analysis of a ransomware affiliate operation

From Intel471’s Malware Intelligence Team: REvil aka Sodinokibi, Sodin is a ransomware family operated as a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS). Deployments of REvil first were observed in April 2019, where attackers leveraged a vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic servers tracked as CVE-2019-2725. REvil is highly configurable and allows operators to customize the way it behaves on the...