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Ukranian police arrests ransomware gang that hit over 50 firms

Ukrainian police officers have arrested a ransomware affiliate group responsible for attacking at least 50 companies in the U.S. and Europe. It is estimated that the total losses resulting from the attacks is in excess of one million U.S. dollars. A 36-year-old resident of Ukraine’s capital Kiev …

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Hackers take over diplomat’s email, target Russian deputy minister

Hackers believed to work for the North Korean government have compromised the email account of a staff member of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) and deployed spear-phishing attacks against the country’s diplomats in other regions. One of the targets was Sergey Alexeyevich Ryabko, the …

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Dev corrupts NPM libs ‘colors’ and ‘faker’ breaking thousands of apps

Users of popular open-source libraries ‘colors’ and ‘faker’ were left stunned after they saw their applications, using these libraries, printing gibberish data and breaking. Some surmised if the NPM libraries had been compromised, but it turns out there’s much more to the story. The developer of …

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FBI: Hackers target US defense firms with malicious USB packages

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned US companies in a recently updated flash alert that the financially motivated FIN7 cybercriminals group is targeting the US defense industry with packages containing malicious USB devices. The attackers are mailing packages containing ‘BadUSB’ or ‘Bad Beetle USB’ …

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Emergency Windows Server update fixes Remote Desktop issues

Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band update to address a Windows Server bug leading to Remote Desktop connection and performance issues. Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band (OOB) updates today, January 4, 2022, to resolve issues in which Windows Server might experience a black screen, slow sign …

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Purple Fox malware distributed via malicious Telegram installers

A malicious Telegram for Desktop installer distributes the Purple Fox malware to install further malicious payloads on infected devices. The installer is a compiled AutoIt script named “Telegram Desktop.exe” that drops two files, an actual Telegram installer, and a malicious downloader. While the legitimate Telegram …

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Apple iOS vulnerable to HomeKit ‘doorLock’ denial of service bug

A novel persistent denial of service vulnerability named ‘doorLock’ was discovered in Apple HomeKit, affecting iOS 14.7 through 15.2. Apple HomeKit is a software framework that lets iPhone and iPad users control smart home appliances from their devices. According to Trevor Spiniolas, the security researcher …

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Don’t copy-paste commands from webpages — you can get hacked

Programmers, sysadmins, security researchers, and tech hobbyists copying-pasting commands from web pages into a console or terminal are warned they risk having their system compromised. A technologist demonstrates a simple trick that’ll make you think twice before copying and pasting text from web pages. Backdoor on your …

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