This Week in Security News: Instagram Hackers and Enterprise Threats

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn how a group of hackers is stealing popular Instagram profiles. Also, learn about old and new cybersecurity issues inundated enterprises in 2018.

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Insecure VPNs: Top risks and symptoms that stronger security is needed

While users hope and expect that VPNs will live up to their name and truly support a virtual and private connection, research shows that this is not always the case. 

U.S. Cyber Command Operation Disrupted Internet Access of Russian Troll Factory on Day of 2018 Midterms

The U.S. military blocked Internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to cause discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms. 

How a Hacking Group is Stealing Popular Instagram Profiles

Trend Micro found that targeting popular Instagram profiles has become a modus for a certain group of Turkish-speaking hackers through phishing attacks and digital extortion. 

Attackers Continue to Focus on Users, Well-Worn Techniques

According to Trend Micro’s 2018 Roundup Report, traditional attacks such as phishing and credential stuffing continue to dominate the threat landscape for most industries while well-known malware remain a threat for behind-the-curve companies. 

CVE-2019-5736: RunC Container Escape Vulnerability Provides Root Access to the Target Machine

CVE-2019-5736 is a vulnerability involving the runC runtime component, which is used for container platforms such as Docker and container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes. 

Congress Considers a National Standard for Data Privacy

The conversations on nationwide data privacy rules kicked off with a hearing in a subpanel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

Caught in the Net: Unraveling the Tangle of Old and New Threats

Trend Micro saw a shift in cybercriminal strategies and lingering security threats. Enterprises faced a multitude of challenges, but careful study of these issues can present opportunities for improvement. 

Europe is Prepared to Rule Over 5G Cybersecurity

At Mobile World Congress, the European Commission’s digital commissioner warned the mobile industry to expect it to act over security concerns attached to Chinese network equipment makers, including Huawei.

Do you think there will be more attacks on high-profile social media accounts or influencers this year? Why or why not? Share your thoughts in the comments below or follow me on Twitter to continue the conversation: @JonLClay.

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