Week in security with Tony Anscombe


Governments as cyber-targets – FBI and Have I Been Pwned team up to notify Emotet victims – Mac users urged to plug a serious security hole

A new ESET report reveals EmissarySoldier, a malicious campaign by the LuckyMouse APT group, and looks at the scale of the threat posed by cybercrime and cyberespionage groups for governments across the world. The FBI hands over 4.3 million addresses stolen by the Emotet botnet to the ‘Have I Been Pwned’ service in an effort to help notify the botnet’s victims. Apple has issued an update for its macOS Big Sur operating system to fix various security flaws, including one that is under active exploitation and allows threat actors to bypass the operating system’s protection mechanisms.

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