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Wyze users slammed by service outage, severing connection to app and cameras

February 16, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Smart home brand Wyze Labs recently suffered through a massive service outage with users flooding the internet with reports stating their security cameras no longer work. The issues people are experiencing vary case by case. There are posts on the […]


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Prudential Financial finds cybercrims lurking inside its IT systems

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

Prudential Financial, the second largest life insurance company in the US and eight largest worldwide, is dealing with a digital break-in that exposed some internal company and customer records to a criminal group. The Fortune Global 500 and Fortune 500 […]


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China’s Volt Typhoon spies broke into emergency network of ‘large’ US city

February 14, 2024

Via: The Register

The Chinese government’s Volt Typhoon spy team has apparently already compromised a large US city’s emergency services network and has been spotted snooping around America’s telecommunications’ providers as well. According to a report on Tuesday by industrial cybersecurity biz Dragos, […]


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Korean eggheads crack Rhysida ransomware and release free decryptor tool

February 13, 2024

Via: The Register

Some smart folks have found a way to automatically unscramble documents encrypted by the Rhysida ransomware, and used that know-how to produce and release a handy recovery tool for victims. Rhysida is a newish ransomware gang that has been around […]


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Meet VexTrio, a network of 70K hijacked websites crooks use to sling malware, fraud

February 12, 2024

Via: The Register

More than 70,000 presumably legit websites have been hijacked and drafted into a network that crooks use to distribute malware, serve phishing pages, and share other dodgy stuff, according to researchers. This mesh of compromised sites is known as VexTrio, […]


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The ever-present state of cyber security alert

February 9, 2024

Via: The Register

As artificial intelligence (AI) technology becomes increasingly complex so do the threats from bad actors. It is like a forever war. Half the time too, we barely know that we’re using AI, largely because it’s getting progressively cheaper and easier […]


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Cybercrime duo accused of picking $2.5M from Apple’s orchard

February 8, 2024

Via: The Register

A cybersecurity researcher and his pal are facing charges in California after they allegedly defrauded an unnamed company, almost certainly Apple, out of $2.5 million. Noah Roskin-Frazee and Keith Latteri are alleged to have gained access to Apple’s systems via […]


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Fake LastPass lookalike made it into Apple App Store

February 8, 2024

Via: The Register

LastPass says a rogue application impersonating its popular password manager made it past Apple’s gatekeepers and was listed in the iOS App Store for unsuspecting folks to download and install. The software maker went public about the fake mobile app […]


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AnyDesk revokes signing certs, portal passwords after crooks sneak into systems

February 5, 2024

Via: The Register

AnyDesk has copped to an IT security “incident” in which criminals broke into the remote-desktop software maker’s production systems. The biz has told customers to expect disruption as it attempts to lock down its infrastructure. The application developer, which is […]


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SBF likely off the hook for misplaced FTX funds after cops bust SIM swap ring

February 5, 2024

Via: The Register

The recent indictment of a massive SIM-swapping ring may mean convicted crypto conman Sam Bankman-Fried is innocent of at least one allegation still hanging over his head: The theft of more than $400 million in crypto hacked from wallets belonging […]


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Rise of deepfake threats means biometric security measures won’t be enough

February 1, 2024

Via: The Register

Cyber attacks using AI-generated deepfakes to bypass facial biometrics security will lead a third of organizations to doubt the adequacy of identity verification and authentication tools as standalone protections. Or so says consultancy and market watcher Gartner, as deepfakes dominate […]


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Tesla hacks make big bank at Pwn2Own’s first automotive-focused event

January 29, 2024

Via: The Register

Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) held its first-ever automotive-focused Pwn2Own event in Tokyo last week, and awarded over $1.3 million to the discoverers of 49 vehicle-related zero day vulnerabilities. Researchers from French security outfit Synacktiv took home $450,000 after […]


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Guess the company: Takes your DNA, blames you when criminals steal it, can’t spot a cyberattack for 5 months

January 26, 2024

Via: The Register

Biotech and DNA-collection biz 23andMe, the one that blamed its own customers for the October mega-breach, just admitted it failed to detect any malicious activity for the entire five months attackers were breaking into user accounts. In a collection of […]


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Safeguarding against the global ransomware threat

January 22, 2024

Via: The Register

Ransomware is used by cybercriminals to steal and encrypt critical business data before demanding payment for its restoration. It represents one of, if not the most, serious cybersecurity threat currently facing governments, public/private sector organizations and enterprises around the world. […]


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Vast botnet hijacks smart TVs for prime-time cybercrime

January 18, 2024

Via: The Register

Security researchers have pinned a DDoS botnet that’s infected potentially millions of smart TVs and set-top boxes to an eight-year-old cybercrime syndicate called Bigpanzi. At least 170,000 bots were running daily at the campaign’s height after infecting Android-based TVs and […]


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FBI: Beware of thieves building Androxgh0st botnets using stolen creds

January 17, 2024

Via: The Register

Crooks are exploiting years-old vulnerabilities to deploy Androxgh0st malware and build a cloud-credential stealing botnet, according to the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In a joint warning issued on Tuesday, the US government agencies said the […]


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What’s worse than paying an extortion bot that auto-pwned your database?

January 17, 2024

Via: The Register

Publicly exposed PostgreSQL and MySQL databases with weak passwords are being autonomously wiped out by a malicious extortion bot – one that marks who pays up and who is not getting their data back. Origin unknown, the bot is routinely […]


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This devious malware pretends to be Coinbase – but really it’s just draining all your accounts

January 16, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Hackers were pretending to be Coinbase and used well-crafted phishing pages to steal people’s cryptocurrency hauls, according to a report from cybersecurity researchers Group-IB. As per the report, between November 2022 and 2023, an unnamed group of hackers operated a […]


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So, are we going to talk about how GitHub is an absolute boon for malware, or nah?

January 12, 2024

Via: The Register

The popularity of Github has made it too big to block, which is a boon to dissidents ducking government censors but a problem for internet security. GitHub says it is used by more than 100 million developers around the world. […]


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And that’s a wrap for Babuk Tortilla ransomware as free decryptor released

January 9, 2024

Via: The Register

Security researchers have put out an updated decryptor for the Babuk ransomware family, providing a free solution for victims of the Tortilla variant. A collaboration between Cisco Talos, Avast, and the Netherlands police led to the development of the new […]