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LinkedIn denies 500 million user data breach

LinkedIn has formally denied a rumor that it suffered a devastating security breach that exposed the account details of more than 500 million of its registered users.

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Microsoft: Malware gang uses website contact forms for distribution

Microsoft said today it spotted a cybercrime operation abusing contact forms on legitimate websites to target companies and their workers in attempts to infect them with the IcedID malware.

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Maze/Egregor ransomware cartel estimated to have made $75 million

The group behind the Maze and Egregor ransomware operations are believed to have earned at least $75 million worth of Bitcoin from ransom payments following intrusions at companies all over the world.

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Credit rating agency warns that cyberattacks could impact water utilities’ ability to pay back debt

Fitch Ratings, one of the “Big Three” credit rating agencies that assesses the creditworthiness of bonds, companies, and governments, published an alert Thursday warning that cyberattacks could pose a “material risk” to water and sewer utilities and potentially impact their ability to repay debt. The alert follows multiple reports of cybersecurity incidents affecting water utilities. In February, city officials in Oldsmar, Florida, said a hacker attempted to poison the local water supply by changing the concentration of sodium hydroxide at a water treatment plant to toxic levels…

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Chinese Android malware gang still active and targeting Koreans 8 years later

Despite having its operations publicly exposed in the mid-2010s, a Chinese malware gang has not faced any legal consequences for their actions and has continued to operate undisturbed, spreading Android banking trojans inside South Korea.

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New Cring ransomware deployed via unpatched Fortinet VPNs

Unpatched Fortinet VPN devices are being hacked to deploy a new strain of ransomware inside corporate networks, Russian security firm Kaspersky said today.

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Ransomware tracker: Schools, hospitals face a surge in attacks

After experiencing a brief dip at the beginning of the year, ransomware attacks are showing signs of a resurgence with

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Man sentenced to prison after attempting to buy a neurotoxin on the dark web

A Missouri man was sentenced today to 12 years in prison after he attempted to buy a deadly poisonous chemical from the dark web during an undercover FBI operation. The suspect, a 46-year-old man named Jason William Siesser of Columbia, Missouri, was also denied parole due to the severity of his crime.

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Facebook takes down troll farm linked to Iranian opposition group

Facebook on Tuesday announced it had removed 14 networks in 11 countries for using fake accounts to amplify deceptive campaigns, including one linked to an exiled militant Iranian group operating a troll farm out of Albania. The social media giant took down 1,167 Facebook accounts, 290 Instagram accounts, 255 Pages, and 34 Groups in the month of March for their connections to these “coordinated inauthentic behavior” campaigns, which targeted a range of countries including Israel, Mexico, Benin, and Georgia…