TeamRed Security News Roundup – October 25, 2018
US President’s iPhone conversations listened to
Donald Trump’s iPhone was allegedly broken into by foreign spies.
The iPhone in question apparently does not have NSA clearance, and is used for private conversations.
New Windows exploit announced on Twitter
The Microsoft Windows task scheduler has a new exploit.
The vulnerability could allow malicious actors with low privileges to elevate their permission levels to admin. This could potentially allow key files to be deleted.
Source: The Hacker News
Can organizations avoid paying after being hacked?
A small city called West Haven had to pay $2,000 to hackers who had taken over a key system.
While many say that organizations should never pay any ransoms to cyber criminals, is it practical for those who risk losing productivity for extended periods of time?
Source: Threat Post