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GTA V vulnerability exposes PC users to partial remote code execution attacks
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vulnerability

GTA V vulnerability exposes PC users to partial remote code execution attacks

Millions of GTA Online players could fall prey to malware or data corruption
23 Jan 2023
MSI to release securer BIOS settings after critical flaw discovered
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vulnerability

MSI to release securer BIOS settings after critical flaw discovered

The firm has admitted it essentially disabled Secure Boot on its motherboards in an attempt to improve customisability
20 Jan 2023
China-backed hackers take down Amnesty International Canada for three weeks
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Security

China-backed hackers take down Amnesty International Canada for three weeks

Cyber security experts linked state-sponsored APTs to the tools and methodology of the attack, which may have been intended as a covert campaign
7 Dec 2022
'CryWiper' trojan disguises as ransomware, says Kaspersky
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'CryWiper' trojan disguises as ransomware, says Kaspersky

The destructive wiper mocks up files as if encrypted, while in reality overwriting all but core system files
2 Dec 2022
Hyundai vulnerability allowed remote hacking of locks, engine
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Security

Hyundai vulnerability allowed remote hacking of locks, engine

Researchers discovered flaws in a number of apps linked to car brands that allowed for personal details and remote control of vehicles using easily-ob…
30 Nov 2022
Revealed: The top 200 most common passwords of 2022
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cyber security

Revealed: The top 200 most common passwords of 2022

While the most common passwords worldwide are largely the same, gender and region did have an effect on frequency
17 Nov 2022
Ransomware activity down 11% worldwide in Q3, but rise expected
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Ransomware activity down 11% worldwide in Q3, but rise expected

LockBit increased its share of the landscape even as attacks declined, while new groups have capitalised on the fall of Conti
20 Oct 2022
Undetectable PowerShell backdoor discovered hiding as Windows update
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Undetectable PowerShell backdoor discovered hiding as Windows update

SafeBreach researchers identified the backdoor, which they say went undetected on all major antivirus programs
19 Oct 2022
Escape the ransomware maze
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Whitepaper

Escape the ransomware maze

Conventional endpoint protection tools just aren’t the best defence anymore
23 Aug 2022
Twilio account breach result of sophisticated social engineering campaign
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Security

Twilio account breach result of sophisticated social engineering campaign

Employees were subjected to personalised texts that impersonated Twilio's IT department, in a strategic credential harvesting operation
9 Aug 2022
Over 200,000 DrayTek routers vulnerable to total device takeover
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Security

Over 200,000 DrayTek routers vulnerable to total device takeover

The routers are popular with small and medium businesses, but are easily exploitable by threat actors seeking to steal data or launch ransomware
3 Aug 2022
Data on 69 million Neopets users stolen and listed for sale on hacker forum
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Security

Data on 69 million Neopets users stolen and listed for sale on hacker forum

Email addresses, passwords, and zip codes are all thought to have been stolen by the hacker
21 Jul 2022
HackerOne employee fired for using position to steal bug bounties
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Security

HackerOne employee fired for using position to steal bug bounties

The threat actor was identified by their duplicate data, which they were trying to pass off as their own for financial gain
4 Jul 2022
LockBit 2.0 ransomware disguised as PDFs distributed in email attacks
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Security

LockBit 2.0 ransomware disguised as PDFs distributed in email attacks

Researchers have urged vigilance over compressed attachments sent under false pretenses
27 Jun 2022
US government warns of increased risk of ransomware over holiday season
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US government warns of increased risk of ransomware over holiday season

CISA and FBI issue joint statement warning organizations not to let their guard down
24 Nov 2021
Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer
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Hackers use Linux backdoor on compromised e-commerce sites with software skimmer

Cyber criminals in China control the malware
19 Nov 2021
Iranian hackers ramp up attacks against IT services sector
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Iranian hackers ramp up attacks against IT services sector

Microsoft security researchers warn hacking is part of broader cyber espionage effort
19 Nov 2021
TikTok phishing campaign tried to scam over 125 influencer accounts
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TikTok phishing campaign tried to scam over 125 influencer accounts

Hackers threatened to delete accounts over copyright violations
18 Nov 2021
Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign
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cryptocurrencies

Alibaba ECS instances targeted in new cryptojacking campaign

Cyber criminals have been disabling security features in the cloud to mine for Monero
16 Nov 2021
What is Emotet?
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What is Emotet?

A deep dive into one of the most infamous and prolific strains of malware
16 Nov 2021
Iranian hackers targeting telcos and ISPs using upgraded malware
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Iranian hackers targeting telcos and ISPs using upgraded malware

New report shines a light on Lyceum cyberespionage group
10 Nov 2021
Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency
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Hackers abuse poorly secured Docker Hub accounts to mine cryptocurrency

TeamTNT behind new campaign to install crypto miners on containers
10 Nov 2021
Magecart card skimmer avoids detection by evading virtual machines
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Magecart card skimmer avoids detection by evading virtual machines

Browser script detects VMs used by researchers
5 Nov 2021