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Dark Web’s Largest Marketplace for Stolen Credit Cards is Shutting Down

UniCC, the biggest dark web marketplace of stolen credit and debit cards, has announced that it’s shuttering its operations after earning $358 million in purchases since 2013 using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether, and Dash. Don’t build any conspiracy theories about us leaving, the …

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High-Severity Vulnerability in 3 WordPress Plugins Affected 84,000 Websites

Researchers have disclosed a security shortcoming affecting three different WordPress plugins that impact over 84,000 websites and could be abused by a malicious actor to take over vulnerable sites. This flaw made it possible for an attacker to update arbitrary site options on a vulnerable …

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Ukrainian Government Officially Accuses Russia of Recent Cyberattacks

The government of Ukraine on Sunday formally accused Russia of masterminding the attacks that targeted websites of public institutions and government agencies this past week. All the evidence points to the fact that Russia is behind the cyber attack, the Ministry of Digital Transformation said …

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New SysJoker Espionage Malware Targeting Windows, macOS, and Linux Users

A new cross-platform backdoor called “SysJoker” has been observed targeting machines running Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems as part of an ongoing espionage campaign that’s believed to have been initiated during the second half of 2021. SysJoker masquerades as a system update and generates …

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FBI, NSA and CISA Warns of Russian Hackers Targeting Critical Infrastructure

Amid renewed tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine and Kazakhstan, American cybersecurity and intelligence agencies on Tuesday released a joint advisory on how to detect, respond to, and mitigate cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian state-sponsored actors. To that end, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security …

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Europol Ordered to Delete Data of Individuals With No Proven Links to Crimes

The European Union’s data protection watchdog on Monday ordered Europol to delete a vast trove of personal data it obtained pertaining to individuals with no proven links to criminal activity. Datasets older than six months that have not undergone this Data Subject Categorisation must be …

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Facebook Launches ‘Privacy Center’ to Educate Users on Data Collection and Privacy Options

Meta Platforms, the company formerly known as Facebook, on Friday announced the launch of a centralized Privacy Center that aims to “educate people” about its approach with regards to how it collects and processes personal information across its family of social media apps. Privacy Center …

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NHS Warns of Hackers Targeting Log4j Flaws in VMware Horizon

The digital security team at the U.K. National Health Service (NHS) has raised the alarm on active exploitation of Log4Shell vulnerabilities in unpatched VMware Horizon servers by an unknown threat actor to drop malicious web shells and establish persistence on affected networks for follow-on attacks. …

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Chinese APT Hackers Used Log4Shell Exploit to Target Academic Institution

A never-before-seen China-based targeted intrusion adversary dubbed Aquatic Panda has been observed leveraging critical flaws in the Apache Log4j logging library as an access vector to perform various post-exploitation operations, including reconnaissance and credential harvesting on targeted systems. Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said the infiltration, which …

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Pirated Downloads Contain Crypto-Mining Malware

Peter Parker might not be a mastermind cryptocurrency criminal, but the name Spiderman is quickly becoming more associated with the mining landscape. ReasonLabs, a leading provider of cybersecurity prevention and detection software, recently discovered a new form of malware hacking into customer computers in the …

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