Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology, Amy Krohn delivers the following recap of the cybersecurity happenings for the end of October through early November 2017 time period.

Massive Hack Hidden by UBER from Consumers

Uber said Tuesday that hackers accessed the personal data of 57 million of its users in a breach that had been covered up by the company for more than a year.

Stolen information included the names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers of customers around the world, while the names and driver’s license numbers of roughly 600,000 of its drivers in the United States were accessed.

macOS Malware Spread By Looking like Symantec Blog

A new variant of the macOS-targeting malware is spreading through a blog that looks like the legitimate security company Symantec. The blog,  symantecblog[dot]com, is a very good imitation of the real Symantec blog, and even has the same content from the original.  If you aren’t sure then don’t download from the site.

Symantec Patches Vulnerability in Management Console

Symantec has released an update to address a directory traversal vulnerability in the Symantec Management Console.  Talk to your security administrators about getting this updated if your company uses Symantec.

Microsoft Manually Patched Office Component

Microsoft engineers appear to have manually patched a 17 year-old vulnerability in Office, instead of altering the source code of the vulnerable component, ACROS Security researchers say.  The vulnerability was addressed with a fixed release on November 14 as part of Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday” security updates.  If you haven’t done this update, do it now.

About Veracity Consulting

Veracity Consulting is a Kansas City-based technology firm with a reputation of implementing and managing IT solutions and business strategies. Our mission is to change the complex world of technology into a more efficient and profitable solution for businesses and communities. We use a collaborative approach with our clients to create and implement viable and relevant solutions. We offer a comprehensive range of commercial and government solutions in the areas of Program Management, Data Management and Analytics, Strategy and Architecture, Managed Infrastructure, and Security.

About Amy Krohn

Amy Krohn has served as a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years.  Her areas of expertise include leading organizations and companies in executive leadership, strategic planning, enterprise architecture, as a mentor, leadership development, organizational change management, delivery management, vendor management, service management, and process improvements.  Amy currently serves as Veracity Consulting’s Vice President of Technology.