Security Weekly News Episode #131 – June 29, 2021

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1. Returning Guest Host, GitHub Bounties, CISCO, Binance Banned, & WD Hacks – 02:00 PM-02:30 PM


This week in the Security Weekly News, Number one in the charts, the cyber charts that is, Binance receives the ban hammer from UK’s FCA, Lawmakers introduce American Cybersecurity Literacy Act – Marines this does not apply, you keep chomping on your crayons, key vulnerabilities in the Atlassian project and software development platform, GitHub bug bounties: payouts surge past $1.5 million mark – sounds like rooky numbers to me, the UK MoD giving away secrets for free, if you ride the bus, and the return of Jason Wood for Expert Commentary!



Aaran Leyland

CEO at Restricted Access, Ltd

  1. Ministry of Defence ‘sorry’ after secret papers left at bus stop
  2. India ‘third tier’ cyber power nation; US only country in ‘top tier’
  3. Binance receives the ban hammer from UK’s FCA | Malwarebytes
  4. Cyber insurance isn’t helping with cybersecurity, and it might be making the ransomware crisis worse, say researchers | ZDNet
  5. Lawmakers introduce American Cybersecurity Literacy Act
  6. NIST Releases ‘Critical Software’ Definition for US Agencies
  7. Atlassian Patched Vulnerabilities in its Domains
  8. DMARC: The First Line of Defense Against Ransomware
  9. Microsoft Edge Bug Could’ve Let Hackers Steal Your Secrets for Any Site
  10. GitHub bug bounties: payouts surge past $1.5 million mark | ZDNet
  11. NVIDIA Patches High-Severity GeForce Spoof-Attack Bug
  12. Western Digital My Book Live hard drives remotely wiped by hackers
  13. Hackers Trick Microsoft Into Signing Netfilter Driver Loaded With Rootkit Malware
  14. Cisco ASA vulnerability actively exploited after exploit released

Jason Wood


Founder; Primary Consultant at Paladin Security

  1. Cobalt Strike Usage Explodes Among Cybercrooks – https://www.proofpoint.com/us/blog/threat-insight/cobalt-strike-favorite-tool-apt-crimeware