Weekend Reads 032522

A Chinese national was recently caught entering China with 160 Intel processors strapped to his body, an act that customs officials amount to smuggling.

In 2022, Facebook has 2.91 billion active users, making it the most-used social media platform. But to me, it will always pale in comparison to early MySpace.

As a CSIRT consultant, I cannot overemphasize the importance of effectively managing the first hour in a critical incident.

A few weeks ago, $3.6 billion in bitcoin was seized from a Manhattan couple who were arrested and charged with money laundering in connection with a 2016 hack on the Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex. It was the largest financial seizure in the Justice Department’s history.

In a low-light Culver City control room, Lily Shaw is getting her pilot mood on.

This is not the first war in the digital age. But the role played by digital technologies and tech companies in the conflict is in many ways unprecedented.

Economic Denial of Sustainability (EDoS) is a cybersecurity threat targeting cloud environments. EDoS attacks exploit the elasticity of clouds, particularly auto-scaling capabilities, to inflate the billing of a cloud user until the account reaches bankruptcy or large-scale service withdrawal.

I believe there is a significant lesson learned in how we approach our supply chain in the data center market moving forward, and that is increased visibility for all parties involved.

Vulnerable routers from MikroTik have been misused to form what cybersecurity researchers have called one of the largest botnet-as-a-service cybercrime operations seen in recent years.

For example, we are still living in a golden AI summer with ever-increasing publications, the AI job market is still global, and there’s still a disconcerting gap between corporate recognition of AI risks and attempts to mitigate said risks.

It uses a fake browser window inside a real browser window to spoof an OAuth page. Hundreds of thousands of sites use the OAuth protocol to let visitors login using their existing accounts with companies like Google, Facebook, or Apple.

When thinking about computer security, you probably consider your PC and phone first and foremost. But there’s a lot of hardware between you and the nebulous malefactors of the internet, and it’s important to make sure all of it is secure.

Whenever demand exceeds supply, inflation is inevitable. And it is not at all surprising to find that in certain sectors of the networking space, the cost of bandwidth is flattening out instead of decreasing and in some cases is on the rise.

Cyber-insurance policies typically have “war exclusion” or “hostile act exclusion” language built into them. This language essentially says that insurers cannot defend against acts of war.

First surfacing in December 2021 with an extortion demand on Brazil’s Ministry of Health, LAPSUS$ made headlines more recently for posting screenshots of internal tools tied to a number of major corporations, including NVIDIA, Samsung, and Vodafone.