Avast Breach Attempt, NordVPN Breach, And Wifi Security Risks


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We’ve got all 3 ShadowTalk hosts in Dallas this week: Harrison Van Riper, Viktoria Austin, and Alex Guirakhoo. The team first looks at Avast, which encountered a cyber espionage attempt. Then NordVPN announced that a hacker had breached servers used by NordVPN. And finally Dr. Richard Gold put out a new blog this week on dispelling the myths around using public wifi, so the team helps summarize some of the key points. Check out the full blog at https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/wifi-security-dispelling-myths-of-using-public-networks/ To check out our weekly intelligence summary, visit https://resources.digitalshadows.com/weekly-intelligence-summary/weekly-intelligence-summary-17-oct-24-oct-2019 More Resources from this week’s episode: - Avast breach attempt: https://blog.avast.com/ccleaner-fights-off-cyberespionage-attempt-abiss - NordVPN breach & PR nightmare: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/23/hacker-breached-servers-used-by-nordvpn/ - Krebs: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/10/avast-nordvpn-breaches-tied-to-phantom-user-accounts/

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