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WD My Book NAS devices are being remotely wiped clean worldwide

Bleeping Computer Western Digital My Book NAS owners worldwide found that their devices have been mysteriously factory reset and all of their files deleted. WD My Book is a network-attached storage device that looks like a small vertical book that you can stand on your desk. The WD My Book Live app allows owners to …

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South Korea’s Nuclear Research agency breached using VPN flaw

Bleeping Computer South Korea’s ‘Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute’ disclosed yesterday that their internal networks were hacked last month by North Korean threat actors using a VPN vulnerability. The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, or KAERI, is the governement-sponsored institute for the research and application of nuclear power in South Korea. The breach was first reported earlier …

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HBO Max emailed a mysterious “Integration Test” to all subscribers

Bleeping Computer Social media was abuzz tonight after thousands of HBO Max subscribers received strange emails titled “Integration Test Email #1.” The email was likely a mistake by an HBO Max developer or marketing person performing some tests on their platform and mistakenly sent out an email to all of the streaming network’s subscribers. Full …

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Audi, Volkswagen customer data being sold on a hacking forum

Bleeping Computer Audi and Volkswagen customer data is being sold on a hacking forum after allegedly being stolen from an exposed Azure BLOB container. Last week, the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) disclosed a data breach after a vendor left customer data unsecured on the Internet between August 2019 and May 2021. Full article

Signal app safety numbers do not always change — here’s why

Bleeping Computer This week, security researchers have steered attention towards an interesting finding while using Signal apps across multiple platforms. When you or your contact reinstall the Signal app or switch over to a new device, the Signal safety number between you two may not always change. The safety number is a feature of the app that helps users verify the …

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Watch out: These unsubscribe emails only lead to further spam

Bleeping Computer Scammers use fake ‘unsubscribe’ spam emails to confirm valid email accounts to be used in future phishing and spam campaigns. For some time, spammers have been sending emails that simply ask if you wish to unsubscribe or subscribe. These emails do not explain what you are unsubscribing or subscribing to and are being …

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Chinese cyberspies are targeting US, EU orgs with new malware

Bleeping Computer Chinese threat groups continue to deploy new malware strains on the compromised network of dozens of US and EU organizations after exploiting vulnerable Pulse Secure VPN appliances. As FireEye threat analysts revealed last month, state-sponsored threat actors were exploiting a recently patched zero-day in the Pulse Connect Secure gateways. After compromising the targeted …

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Air India data breach impacts 4.5 million customers

Bleeping Computer Air India disclosed a data breach after personal information belonging to roughly 4.5 million of its customers was leaked two months following the hack of Passenger Service System provider SITA in February 2021. The Indian national carrier first informed passengers that SITA was the victim of a cyberattack on March 19. Full article

DarkSide ransomware made $90 million in just nine months

Bleeping Computer The DarkSide ransomware gang has collected at least $90 million in ransoms paid by its victims over the past nine months to multiple Bitcoin wallets. Around 10% of the profit came in one week from attacking just two companies: Colonial Pipeline, the largest oil pipeline system in the United States, and Brenntag, a …

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