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National Football Leak - This week in cybersecurity

October 05, 2017 - 2 min read

Large number of patched Macs remain vulnerable to stealthy firmware hacks

An alarming number of Macs remain vulnerable to known exploits that completely undermine their security and are almost impossible to detect or fix even after receiving all security updates available from Apple, according to a security report from Duo Security. Read more.

Thousands of malware variants found on industrial systems

Kaspersky said it had detected roughly 18,000 malware samples belonging to more than 2,500 families on industrial control systems (ICS) in the first half of 2017. Read more.

Yahoo Triples Estimate of Breached Accounts to 3 Billion

A massive data breach at Yahoo in 2013 was far more extensive than previously disclosed, affecting all of its 3 billion user accounts, its parent company Verizon said. Read more.

Russian Hackers Stole NSA Tools From Contractor Who Used Kaspersky Software

Hackers for the Russian government stole details of how the U.S. penetrates foreign computer networks and defends against cyberattacks after a National Security Agency contractor removed the highly classified material and put it on his home computer. Read more.

1,200 Football Players' Personal Data Exposed In NFL Leak

Colin Kaepernick is one of nearly 1,200 footballers who've had their personal addresses and phone numbers leaked. Read more.

Facebook to share Russian-bought election interference ads with congress

Facebook will release over 3000 ads bought by a Russian entity to interfere in U.S. politics and the 2016 presidential election with congressional invetigators. Read more. 

U.S. Cyber Command Launched DDoS Attack Against North Korea

The United States Cyber Command has reportedly been engaged in offensive activity, namely a DDoS attack, against North Korea's military spy agency, the Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB). Read more.

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