TeamRed Security News Roundup – October 6, 2018
China hacks US companies with tiny microchip
A microchip, reportedly similar in size to a grain of rice, has caused a huge international stir. Why? Because it allegedly allowed China to compromise the USA’s tech supply chain.
Amazon and Apple deny that they’ve been compromised.
Source: Bloomberg, BBC
Russians set sights on Europe, South America
Russian groups accused of involvement in the 2016 DNC hack are now apparently involving themselves targeting European and South American governments.
More than 4 out of 5 routers are exploitable
Up to 83% of home and office routers have built-in vulnerabilities that can be targeted by malicious hackers.
It might be a good idea to see if your router has any firmware updates available.
Source: Threat Post
Stolen Facebook accounts going for $3
Know someone who had their account stolen in the most recent Facebook hack, which affected 50 million people?
Their logins may be getting sold for at little as $3.
Source: Latest Hacking News
ATMs tricked into releasing millions in cash
A North Korean malicious hacker group called Hidden Cobra has been accused by multiple US government agencies of using an attack called FASTCash to steal millions of dollars.
Source: The Hacker News