Top of The News (Feb 4, 2020)

Hackers are Hijacking Vulnerable Smart Building Access Systems to Launch DDoS Attacks

Attackers are hijacking vulnerable smart building access systems and using them to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. There has been increased scanning for Nortek Security & Control (NSC) Linear eMerge E3 systems that are vulnerable to a known critical command injection flaw.
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– Linear eMerge E3 Access Controller Actively Being Exploited

Maze Ransomware Hits French Construction Company
 A French construction company was hit with Maze ransomware on January 30. Bouygues Construction has shut down its network to prevent the ransomware from encryption additional data. The operators of Maze ransomware have gained a reputation for stealing data from targeted organizations and uploading it if the victims do not pay the ransom.
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: Bouygues Construction Shuts Down Network to Thwart Maze Ransomware

Tillamook County Will Negotiate with Hackers for Decryption Key
 Tillamook (Oregon) County Commissioners have voted unanimously to negotiate with hackers for the decryption key to regain access to the county’s computer systems. Tillamook County systems were with with ransomware on January 22, 2020.

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: Cyberattack: County to negotiate for ransomware key

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