WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 178
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1- Angry Affiliate Leaks Conti Ransomware Gang Playbook
An apparently vengeful affiliate of the Conti Gang has leaked the playbook of the ransomware group after alleging that the notorious cybercriminal organization underpaid him for doing its dirty work.
A security researcher shared a comment from an online forum allegedly posted by someone who did busi…
2- CISA partners with Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others to fight Ransomware
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has unveiled a new initiative, in which it will partner with several tech companies to bolster the U.S.’s defences against cyber threats. Named the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, the effort aims to combat ransomware and cyberattacks on …
3- Vulnerabilities allow for takeover of capsule hotel rooms
Kya Supa, security consultant at LEXFO, inadvertently found a series of security bugs in IoT devices within connected hotel rooms. These vulnerabilities allowed him to take control of the amenities in multiple capsule hotel rooms (tiny rooms stacked side-by-side). Supa presented his findings on Wedn…
4- Using “Master Faces” to Bypass Face-Recognition Authenticating Systems
Fascinating research: “Generating Master Faces for Dictionary Attacks with a Network-Assisted Latent Space Evolution.”
Abstract: A master face is a face image that passes face-based identity-authentication for a large portion of the population. These faces can be used to impersonate, with a high pro…