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Cloudflare says new hCaptcha bypass doesn’t impact its implementation

Web infrastructure and website security provider Cloudflare told The Record last week that a recent academic paper detailing a method to bypass the hCaptcha image-based challenge system does not impact its implementation.

Facebook
Cybercrime Featured Technology

Phone numbers for 533 million Facebook users leaked on hacking forum

A threat actor has published the phone numbers and account details for an estimated 533 million Facebook users —about a fifth of the entire social network’s user pool— on a publicly accessible cybercrime forum.

GitHub
Cybercrime Featured Technology

GitHub investigating crypto-mining campaign abusing its server infrastructure

Code-hosting service GitHub is actively investigating a series of attacks against its cloud infrastructure that allowed cybercriminals to implant and abuse the company’s servers for illicit crypto-mining operations, a spokesperson told The Record today.

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Featured Government Nation-state

US says APTs are using Fortinet bugs to gain initial access for future attacks

In a joint security alert published today, on Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said they’d observed multiple state-sponsored hacking groups scanning the web for Fortinet devices in order to find and gain access to sensitive networks so they could launch future attacks.

AMD
Featured Technology

AMD Zen 3 CPUs vulnerable to Spectre-like attacks via PSF feature

US chipmaker AMD advised customers last week to disable a new performance feature if they plan to use CPUs for sensitive operations, as this feature is vulnerable to Spectre-like side-channel attacks.

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Featured Privacy Technology

Google to restrict Android apps from viewing other apps installed on the same device

Google has announced plans today to restrict the ability of Android apps from seeing what other applications are installed on the same device, citing privacy and security reasons.

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Cybercrime Featured

In a rare step, Activision warns CoD players of malware hidden in cheat apps

In a rare step for a company that seldomly issues security warnings, gaming giant Activision published research yesterday detailing how cybercriminals are hiding malware inside Call of Duty: Warzone cheats, warning users to stay away from such offers.

Ubiquiti
Featured Technology

Ubiquiti confirms it was the target of an extortion attempt, but nothing more

Networking equipment and IoT device vendor Ubiquiti Networks released a statement late last night confirming some of the details exposed

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Featured Nation-state

Google: North Korean hackers are still targeting security researchers

The North Korean government-backed hackers who spent last year trying to lure security professionals to malicious sites to infect their systems with malware have returned with new attacks.

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Cybercrime Featured

Man charged for hacking Kansas water utility with intent to harm public

The US Department of Justice has indicted today a Kansas man on charges of hacking into the computer system of a local water utility and trying to sabotage water processing operations with the intent to harm the local public.