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First malware discovered targeting Windows Server containers

Security experts said they’ve discovered the first known malware strain that targets and then escapes Windows Server containers in order to infect a victim’s Kubernetes cluster infrastructure.

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US arrests Latvian woman who worked on Trickbot malware source code

The US Department of Justice has arraigned in court today a Latvian woman who was part of the Trickbot malware crew, where she served as a programmer and wrote code for controlling the malware and deploying ransomware on infected computers.

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EpsilonRed ransomware group hits one of India’s financial software powerhouses

Nucleus Software Exports, an Indian company that provides lending software to banks and retail stores, has suffered a major ransomware attack that crippled some of its internal networks and encrypted sensitive business information.

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Dutch pizza chain discloses breach after hacker tries to extort company

New York Pizza, one of the largest pizza restaurant chains in the Netherlands, has disclosed today a security breach after a hacker tried to extort the company over the weekend.

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Supreme Court narrows scope of CFAA computer hacking law

The United States Supreme Court has ruled today in a 6-3 vote to overturn a hacking-related conviction for a Georgia police officer, and by doing so, it also narrowed down the scope of the US’ primary hacking law, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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FBI: JBS ransomware attack was carried out by REvil

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday confirmed reports that the well-known cybercriminal group REvil (also known as Sodinokibi) is behind the ongoing ransomware attack targeting JBS, the world’s largest meatpacking company. “We have attributed the JBS attack to REvil and Sodinokibi and are working diligently to bring the threat actors to justice,” the FBI said in a statement.

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Ransomware attack disrupts Massachusetts ferries

A ransomware attack has caused delays and disruptions at Steamship Authority, the largest ferry service in Massachusetts, and has disrupted ferry transports between mainland US and the Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket islands.

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Two Carbanak hackers sentenced to eight years in prison in Kazakhstan

Two members of the Carbanak (Cobalt) cybercrime group were sentenced today in a Kazakhstan court to eight years in prison for stealing from Kazakhstan banks.

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Zerodium acquiring zero-days in Pidgin, an IM client popular with cybercriminals

Exploit broker Zerodium announced plans today to pay up to $100,000 for zero-days in Pidgin, a multi-protocol instant messaging desktop client and a popular IM tool used in cybercriminal circles.

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JBS ransomware attack likely came from a Russian group, White House says

A cyberattack that shut down some operations at JBS, a major meat processor with plants across Australia and the Americas, is believed to be a ransomware incident originating from a criminal organization based in Russia, the White House said Tuesday. JBS first disclosed details about the attack on Monday, calling it “an organized cybersecurity attack” that affected some of the servers supporting its IT systems in North America and Australia…