A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. For a daily selection see our twitter feed at #ionCube24. With all the wild stuff going on right now, and I don’t know if it’s cabin fever causing regression, but I seem to home in on some almost retro items of news this week.

The first, not so much that they were hit by a card skimmer, more that I didn’t realise they were still with us. I thought that had gone with the demise of the 1980’s:

Another that has mystified me for well over 20 years is still doing the rounds. This one is more of a hoax with no particular objective it seems but to cause some panic. It usually goes along the same pattern which makes it even more amazing people still continue to accept it – Some email (back in the day), or message containing some keyword, which when opened will wipe your device. Its then usually backed up with some media outlet making the claims but with no actual reference of the report. Bizarre…. Why do such hoaxes continue to circulate?

Now this final one is a little more concerning. Its quite obviously a targeted social attack using a method that has been hypothesised for some time:


More madness for you….

Weekly Cyber Security News 27/03/2020