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DOJ: SolarWinds hackers breached emails from 27 US Attorneys’ offices

The US Department of Justice says that the Microsoft Office 365 email accounts of employees at 27 US Attorneys’ offices were breached by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) during the SolarWinds global hacking spree. The APT is believed to have access to compromised accounts from approximately May 7 …

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Amazon gets $888 million GDPR fine for behavioral advertising

Amazon has quietly been hit with a record-breaking €746 million fine for alleged GDPR violations regarding how it performs targeted behavioral advertising. The fine was issued by Luxembourg’s Commission nationale pour la protection des données (CNPD), an independent public agency established to monitor the legality of the …

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Estonia arrests hacker who stole 286K ID scans from govt database

A Tallinn man was arrested a week ago in Estonia under suspicion that he has exploited a government photo transfer service vulnerability to download ID scans of 286,438 Estonians from the Identity Documents Database (KMAIS). The attacker was apprehended on July 23, following a Cybercrime …

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Northern Ireland suspends vaccine passport system after data leak

Northern Ireland’s Department of Health (DoH) has temporarily halted its COVID-19 vaccine certification online service following a data exposure incident. Some users of the COVIDCert NI service were presented with data of other users, under certain circumstances, says the Department. As seen by BleepingComputer, neither the web service …

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Google Play Protect fails Android security tests once more

Google Play Protect, the Android built-in malware defense system, has failed the real-world tests of antivirus testing lab AV-TEST after detecting just over two thirds out of more than 20,000 malicious apps it was pitted against. Google’s Android mobile threat protection, which automatically scans over …

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Biden: Severe cyberattacks could escalate to ‘real shooting war’

President Joe Biden warned that cyberattacks leading to severe security breaches could lead to a “real shooting war” with another major world power. You know, we’ve seen how cyber threats, including ransomware attacks, increasingly are able to cause damage and disruption to the real world, …

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New Windows 10 KB5005394 emergency update fixes printing issues

Microsoft has released a cumulative out-of-band update to fix a known printing issue preventing some printers and scanners from working correctly. Addresses an issue with devices that do not comply with section 3.2.1 of the RFC 4556 specification, Microsoft explains in the KB5005394 support document. …

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Apple fixes zero-day affecting iPhones and Macs, exploited in the wild

Apple has released security updates to address a zero-day vulnerability exploited in the wild and impacting iPhones, iPads, and Macs. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-30807, is a memory corruption issue in the IOMobileFramebuffer kernel extension reported by an anonymous researcher. Apple has fixed the bug, …

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No More Ransom saves almost €1 billion in ransomware payments in 5 years

The No More Ransom project celebrates its fifth anniversary today after helping over six million ransomware victims recover their files and saving them almost €1 billion in ransomware payments. No More Ransom is an online portal launched in July 2016 and a public-private partnership created by law enforcement and industry leaders (Europol’s …

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