THE BIG STORY
1. Microsoft issues second warning about patching BlueKeep vulnerability
Microsoft has once again warned users to patch older versions of Windows against a severe vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service that can be abused remotely.
WE’RE KEEPING AN EYE ON
2. Advanced Linux malware ‘HiddenWasp’ found in the wild
Researchers have discovered a new and dangerous Linux-based malware they have dubbed HiddenWasp. Its aim is remote control of compromised systems and its authors have incorporated Mirai, Winnti and Azazel features that have made its detection difficult.
INCIDENTS THIS WEEK
3. Checkers restaurant discloses data breach
The drive-thru restaurant chain Checkers and Rally suffered a data breach. The malware was placed on the payment processing system at more than 100 stores, which is about 15 percent of the total in the combined chain.
4. Flipboard confirms nine-month data breach
The news aggregator Flipboard was breached, and hackers stole user credentials from its servers. The event went undetected for nine months and was only found after a second intrusion was discovered.
5. Private photos exposed in Theta360 Security Lapse
An open database exposed at least 11 million photographs after the Theta360 photo sharing system run by Ricoh was breached.
6. It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to?
A reporter was able to account for more than five thousand different tracking apps on his iPhone. If you ever wondered why your battery life drops when you are sleeping, you can find out by reading this article. — Washington Post