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October 4, 2018 | Malware and Advanced Threats

 Report: China Used a Microchip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies

A new report from Bloomberg suggests China potentially implanted microchips onto the motherboards of servers distributed by San Jose-based company Supermicro. One official says investigators found that affected servers have been distributed to nearly 30 companies, including a major bank, government contractors and Apple.

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May 14, 2018 | Encryption, Digital Signatures, Certificates, Tokenization

 EFAIL Vulnerability Exposes Encrypted Email

On May 14, 2018, security researchers tweeted details and launched a website (efail.de) explaining how attackers could exploit “EFAIL” vulnerabilities to extract plain text from encrypted emails. The vulnerability impacts both the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) and S/MIME methods of email encryption, which are commonly used in Microsoft Outlook. 

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April 20, 2018 | Insider Threats

 SunTrust Banks Discloses Insider Theft of Customers’ Personal Data

On April 20, 2018, SunTrust Banks Inc., announced that it is investigating a former employee who is alleged to have printed out the personal data of 1.5 million customers and potentially tried to share it with a “criminal third party." SunTrust, the 12th largest U.S. commercial bank by assets, stated that the potentially compromised information includes the names, addresses, account balances and phone numbers of customers. Affected customers have been notified and the alleged theft did not appear to include user IDs, passwords or Social Security numbers.

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September 18, 2017 | Malware and Advanced Threats

 GoldenEye Ransomware Attack

GoldenEye is fast-spreading ransomware that encrypts files and makes demands for Bitcoin payments to unlock data. It was first observed on June 27, 2017 and has infected more than 30,000 computers worldwide. 

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