7.5M Adobe Creative Cloud User Records Exposed, City Of Joburg Ransomware Attack, and APT28 Updates

November 1, 2019 Digital Shadows

Adam Cook, Philip Doherty, and Viktoria Austin host this week’s ShadowTalk update around an unsecured Elasticsearch database exposing account information of about 7.5 million Adobe Creative Cloud users. The team then looks at the news story around the City of Johannesburg experiencing a ransomware attack as well as APT28 (aka Fancy Bear) targeting anti-doping authorities and sporting organizations.

***Resources from this week’s episode***

- BriansClub Blog from Viktoria: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/cybercriminal-credit-card-stores-is-brian-out-of-the-club/

- Understanding Different Cybercriminal Platforms: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/understanding-the-different-cybercriminal-platforms-avcs-marketplaces-and-forums/

- Too Much Information - The Sequel: https://resources.digitalshadows.com/whitepapers-and-reports/too-much-information-the-sequel

-Adam’s World Cup Blog: https://www.digitalshadows.com/blog-and-research/threats-to-the-2018-football-world-cup/

News Stories:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/adobe-left-7-5-million-creative-cloud-user-records-exposed-online/
https://www.ccn.com/johannesburg-shuts-down-bitcoin-ransomware-attack/

Previous Post
Your Cyber Security Career – Press start to begin
Your Cyber Security Career – Press start to begin

October was Cyber Security Awareness month, and as a follow-up, I thought it would be good to talk about c...

Next Post
WiFi Security: Dispelling myths of using public networks
WiFi Security: Dispelling myths of using public networks

In this blog we are going to review where this view of dangerous public WiFi networks came from, how close ...