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TeamRed Security News Roundup – October 6, 2018

TeamRed Security News Roundup – October 6, 2018
Welcome to the latest TeamRed News Roundup, your weekly dose of the biggest cybersecurity headlines.
 
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.
Source: CNET
 
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

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