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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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Polish blogger sued after revealing security issue in encrypted messenger

The company behind the UseCrypt Messenger encrypted instant messaging application filed a lawsuit last month against a Polish security researcher for publishing an

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Gigaset smartphones infected with malware due to compromised update server

Hackers have compromised at least one update server of German smartphone maker Gigaset and deployed malware to some of the company's customers.

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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

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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

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Academics: Russia deployed new technology to throttle Twitter’s traffic

The Russian government appears to be using new technology to censor internet traffic inside its borders, a group of academics studying internet censorship

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SAP systems usually come under attack 72 hours after a patch

Companies that run on-premises SAP systems usually come under attack 72 hours after security patches are released, SAP and enterprise security company Onapsis

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Dutch man gets two years in prison for hijacking 13,762 online store accounts

A Dutch man was sentenced last week to 27 months in prison and a €10,000 ($11,800) fine for breaking into 13,762 accounts at

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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,