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Russian Cybercriminal Levashov Sentenced to Time Already Served

A Russian cybercriminal that is known worldwide as the “bot master” has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for federal crimes, according to Security Week. Peter Levashov pleaded guilty three years ago to aggravated identity theft, intentional computer damage, wire fraud, and conspiracy. According …

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Russian Hackers Disguised as LinkedIn Networkers Spreading Malware

Google security researchers uncover a massive hacking campaign that most likely originated with Russian state cybercriminals and targeted government officials in several European countries.  A new investigation by Google shows that some of the common LinkedIn spam can be quite dangerous. Hackers with possible connections …

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Morgan Stanley Suffers Data Breach Following Accellion FTA’s Attack

Cybercriminals exploited a series of vulnerabilities in Accellion FTA, a third-party file transfer service widely used in enterprises as an alternative to email attachments. The massive cyberattack led to a data breach at Morgan Stanley, exposing sensitive personal information, according to Ars Technica. Morgan Stanley …

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Telegram Founder: WhatsApp Caused the “Largest Digital Migration in History”

Softpedia WhatsApp’s controversial privacy update has caused quite an en-masse migration to alternative services, including Telegram and Signal, as users were concerned their data could eventually land in the hands of Facebook and other third-party companies. Telegram exceeded 500 million active users earlier this year, …

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Indian Government Wants WhatsApp to Give Up on Privacy Policy Update

Softpedia WhatsApp has already pushed back the controversial privacy policy update it announced earlier this year for three months, but the Indian government was the whole thing to be dropped entirely. According to a report, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, or MeitY, has …

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