Four Weekly Tech Newsletter – Aug 5

A round up of the latest tech stories, curated for you weekly, by Four.

Lead articles from August 5

20200805 Relationship article PaperLi

Machine Learning Reveals What Makes People Happy In A Relationship

What makes us happy in a romantic relationship? The question might seem too complex to answer, too varied couple to couple. But a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences attempts to answer just that – using machine learning.

20200805 Netwalker Article PaperLi

NetWalker ransomware rakes in $29M since March

The NetWalker ransomware has been around for about a year, but it has really made a name for itself in 2020, racking up around $29 million in extortion gains just since March. First detected in August 2019, NetWalker lingered around before surging in use in March.

20200805 Cybersecurity staff Article PaperLi

4 in 10 organisations punish staff for cybersecurity errors

New research has found that 42% of organisations are taking disciplinary action against staff who make cybersecurity errors.A team of researchers led by Dr John Blythe, Head of Behavioral Science at CybSafe, conducted a survey of cybersecurity awareness professionals and an experimental lab study to mimic real-world outcomes when employees click simulated phishing emails.

20200805 Hacker Article PaperLi

Hacker leaks password for 900+ enterprise VPN servers

A hacker has published today a list of plaintext usernames and passwords, along with IP addresses for more than 900 Pulse Secure VPN enterprise servers. ZDNet, which obtained a copy of this list with the help of threat intelligence firm KELA, verified its authenticity with multiple sources in the cyber-security community. According to a review, the list includes…