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TeamRed Security News Roundup – October 6, 2018

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Oct 5, 2018
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TeamRed News Roundup
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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