Cyber Weekly Digest - Week #24

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

This week our digest includes a plethora of security patches, a $5bn lawsuit and a data leak. Let's take a closer look at what happened.


1. Intel fixes two critical flaws along with 20 other bugs in its June security update. The critical flaws exist in the chip's AMT component and if exploited, can enable unauthenticated attackers to gain elevated privileges. It is recommended that users keep their equipment up to date with the latest software to ensure their integrity.


2. On other news, Microsoft just released the biggest-ever Patch-Tuesday update that includes a total of 129 security fixes, 11 of which critical. The update covers nearly all of Microsoft products, and unlike the previous months' updates, it does not include a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild.


3. The Japanese car manufacturer giant Honda is investigating a suspected cyber attack after experiencing issues with its I.T. networks in Japan and Europe. The company has not released a statement yet confirming a breach.


4. Google is now facing a $5bn lawsuit for tracking the user's search history even in private mode. The tech giant is claiming that this is not illegal and that every time a user opens an incognito tab, it is clearly stated that websites might be able to collect information about browsing activity.


5. As the demonstration in the U.S. continues, police officers' personal information has been leaked online. The report released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that this could lead to attacks by "violent opportunists or domestic violent extremist" and can prevent law enforcement officials from doing their job.


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