This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT).
With billions of user credentials being freely distributed online it’s high time to implement multi-factor authentication as the default way to authenticate.
Wired has written an article about the magnitude of leaks:
“Earlier this month, security researcher Troy Hunt identified the first tranche of that mega-dump, named Collection #1 by its anonymous creator, a patched-together set of breached databases Hunt said represented 773 million unique usernames and passwords. Now other researchers have obtained and analyzed an additional vast database called Collections #2–5, which amounts to 845 gigabytes of stolen data and 25 billion records in all.”
Top 5 Security News
- 2019 Already Marred By Slew of Data Breach Incidents
- Researchers published the PoC exploit code for Linux SystemD bugs
- Criminals Are Tapping into the Phone Network Backbone to Empty Bank Accounts
- FBI Mapping ‘Joanap Malware’ Victims to Disrupt the North Korean Botnet
- National Cyber Security Strategy for Norway