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Faulty emailing tool prevented Accellion from notifying customers of attacks

Efforts to patch a zero-day vulnerability in Accellion file-sharing servers that was actively exploited by hackers last year were hindered by a faulty emailing tool that delayed crucial customer notifications for days, allowing the attackers to wreak havoc among Accellion devices.

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Russian hacker Pavel Sitnikov arrested for sharing malware source code

Russian authorities have detained earlier this month a popular figure on the Russian hacking scene on charges of distributing malicious software via his Telegram channel.

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Self-described “king of fraud” is convicted for role in Methbot scam

The Russian ringleader of the Methbot advertising fraud scheme was found guilty by a Brooklyn federal jury today of scamming brands, ad platforms, and other businesses out of more than $7 million. The verdict caps a nearly three-year saga that began when Aleksandr Zhukov, a 41-year-old who bragged to co-conspirators about the money he earned and called himself the “king of fraud,” was arrested in Bulgaria in November 2018 and extradited to the U.S. a couple months later…

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The FBI will feed hacked passwords directly into Have I Been Pwned

Australian security researcher Troy Hunt announced today that he granted the US Federal Bureau of Investigation a direct line to upload new content into Have I Been Pwned, a website that indexes data from security breaches.

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French authorities seize their third dark web marketplace

French authorities have dismantled their third dark web marketplace over the last four years after they seized control of “Le Monde Parallèle” (The Parallel World) last week.

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Russian operator of stolen credential marketplace sentenced to 30 months

A Russian computer security researcher was sentenced by a federal judge in California to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday for his role in administering deer.io, a sprawling online marketplace for selling stolen account credentials, credit card information, and hacked accounts. Kirill Firsov, the 30-year-old operator of the now-defunct site, was arrested last March upon his arrival at New York City’s JFK Airport from Moscow…

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Headphone and speaker maker Bose discloses ransomware attack

Audio equipment manufacturer Bose said it was the victim of a ransomware attack that took place earlier this year, on March 7.

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8.3 million plaintext passwords exposed in DailyQuiz data breach

The personal details of 13 million DailyQuiz users have been leaked online earlier this year after a hacker breached the quiz builder’s database and stole its content, which he later put up for sale.

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Indonesian government blocks hacking forum after data leak

The Indonesian government has blocked access inside its borders to Raid Forums, a well-known cybercrime hub, in an attempt to limit the spread of a sensitive data leak.

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FBI: Conti ransomware gang attacked more than 400 orgs, including 911 centers

The Conti ransomware gang has victimized more than 400 organizations worldwide, 290 of which were based in the United States, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a security alert it sent on Thursday.