Episode 79: High Profile Twitter Accounts Compromised in Coordinated Attack

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A number of high profile Twitter accounts including those of Elon Musk, Apple, Uber, Bill Gates, Joe Biden and others were compromised as a part of a coordinated bitcoin scam attack. The attack lasted a few hours and netted the attackers about $100,000 worth of bitcoin. We talk about how this attack could have possibly happened and lessons for businesses with remote workers accessing company systems.

We also talk about a vulnerability our Threat Intelligence team discovered in the All in One SEO Pack plugin used by over 2 million WordPress sites. This vulnerability could be used by a malicious contributor account to take over a WordPress site.

We also discuss SigRed: A 17-year-old ‘wormable’ vulnerability that could be used to hijack Windows servers, a vulnerability that could have severe ramifications for enterprise Windows networks. This vulnerability was patched on July 14.

And we take a look at some privacy concerns with the increasingly popular TikTok app and how Apple discovered TikTok spying on iPhone users.

125 episodes