“New ability added to Windows Defender”
The built-in Windows anti-malware application has been outfitted with a new protective mechanism. ‘Controlled Folder Access’ allows only recognized trustworthy devices and users to access the files that you activate the feature for.
“HS Minister concedes after investigation”
Alan Tudge, Australian Human Services Minister, now confirms that his department was blind to the fact that a secretive Darknet vendor had obtained and began to sell Australian medicare information on the web. The Guardian published an investigation Tuesday that revealed the operation, which had sold about 75 individuals records on an illegal product auctioning site. Mr. Tudge has addressed the breach in a recent statement:
Please see my statement regarding Medicare data security https://t.co/YyKAESBsXX
— Alan Tudge (@AlanTudgeMP) July 3, 2017
“Who and Why still largely unknown”
The most recent malware attack to rock the Ukraine and others has seemed to leave more questions than answers. Reaching at least 60 countries, the malware is now even taking on different names. Some researchers have dubbed it Petya, due to its similarities with the Petya malware seen previously. However, others refute the relationship, leaving it categorized as NotPetya, GoldenEye, and more. Kaspersky Labs has found similarities with a modified version of Petya, and have settled on ExPetr.
— Kaspersky Lab (@kaspersky) July 3, 2017
“Vulnerable routers easily compromised”
Security systems in the new HG-100R Humax WiFi router are apparently fragile enough to allow hackers remote access to sensitive information and administrative command control. TrustWave SpiderLabs researchers discovered the flaw in May, but repeated warnings to the manufacturer were allegedly met with silence.
“15 million member organization criticized for security faults”
The Automobile Association is the target of massive critique this week after news of a major data malfunction may have compromised the sensitive information of much of its membership base. A server misconfiguration brought the vulnerability of at least 100,000 customers data, however the organization had downplayed the severity of the incident. The company posted the following message to customers on Monday;
The AA Shop data issue is now fixed, No Credit Card info was compromised
& an independent investigation is under way. We're sorry.
— The AA (@TheAA_UK) July 3, 2017
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