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Infosec Decoded Season 3 #29: Omerta

With @kaitlynguru@infosec.exchange and @sambowne@infosec.exchange

Apr 11, 2023

Sam Bowne

40% of IT security pros told not to report data loss
According to Bitdefender's 2023 Cybersecurity Assessment report, three quarters of US respondents experienced an intrusion of some kind in the past year. 40 percent of IT infosec folk polled said they were told to not report security incidents, and that climbs to 70.7 percent in the US, far higher than any other country.

Overview of Google Play threats sold on the dark web
The price of a loader able to deliver a malicious or unwanted app to Google Play ranges between $2,000 and $20,000. The most popular application categories to hide malware and unwanted software include cryptocurrency trackers, financial apps, QR-code scanners and even dating apps.

Leaked intelligence document shows that Egypt, a longtime US ally, secretly planned to provide Russia with 40,000 rockets and gunpowder: report
The Washington Post obtained a series of classified files posted in February and March to the gaming platform Discord. A top secret document, dated February 17, features discussion from Egyptian officials about how to supply their Russian counterparts with gunpowder and artillery from Egyptian factories. The US has said there is no proof that Egypt sold the 40,000 rockets to Russia.

Leaked Pentagon documents reveal South Korea's turmoil over sending arms to Ukraine
The latest revelation made by the documents tells how the United States has been spying on South Korea and divulges information about Seoul's stand on the Ukraine war. The reveal has the potential to wreck relations between the two countries. The discussion about whether or not to send ammunition to Ukraine happened on March 1, 2023, between two of South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol's senior national security advisors.

Kaitlyn Handelman

Sidestepping ChatGPT’s guardrails ‘like a video game’ for jailbreak enthusiasts—despite real-world dangers

Tesla employees reportedly passed around personal videos from owners’ cars

If we lose the Internet Archive, we’re screwed