Month: April 2021

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One week into the newly formed Ransomware Task Force initiative, the organization has proposed key actions to combat the ongoing and evolving threat. The Ransomware Task Force Thursday published an 81-page report that presented five priority recommendations to governments to better respond to and prevent ransomware attacks. The task force, which was announced last week
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A year into the pandemic, ESET reveals new research into activities of the LuckyMouse APT group and considers how governments can rise to the cybersecurity challenges of the accelerated shift to digital Earlier this year, a well-known APT group dubbed LuckyMouse (aka Emissary Panda, APT27) began exploiting several zero-day Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities. Its end
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The maintainers of Composer, a package manager for PHP, have shipped an update to address a critical vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to execute arbitrary commands and “backdoor every PHP package,” resulting in a supply-chain attack. Tracked as CVE-2021-29472, the security issue was discovered and reported on April 22 by researchers from SonarSource,
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A task force organized by the Institute for Security and Technology has urged the White House to tackle the rise in ransomware attacks and make it harder for cybercrimes to be committed. Law enforcement agencies, cybersecurity experts, and governments came together to make a series of recommendations to the Biden administration that aim to disrupt the illegal
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Gr4vy, (pronounced ‘gravy’) is a cloud-native payments company with a “payment orchestration platform (POP)” that merges a Cloud platform with payments infrastructure. It’s also announcing a Series A funding round of $11.1M, led by Nyca Partners (a VC with a bench of partners who are ex-Visa ), with participation from Activant Capital (a fintech investor),
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With on-premises infrastructure, securing server workloads and applications involves putting security controls between an organization’s network and the outside world. As organisations migrate workloads (“lift and shift”) to the cloud, the same approach was often used. On the contrary to lift and shift, many enterprise businesses had realized that in order to use the cloud
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Law enforcement officers in the United States have arrested a man on suspicion of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of Bitcoin (BTC) through a cryptocurrency mixing service. A crypto-mixing service—also known as a cryptocurrency tumbler—obscures the original source of potentially identifiable or “tainted” cryptocurrency by jumbling it up with other funds in a single
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Group video calls will be coming to Telegram’s messaging platform next month with what’s being touted as a fully featured implementation, including support for web-based videoconferencing. Founder Pavel Durov made the announcement via a (text) message posted to his official Telegram channel today where he wrote “we will be adding a video dimension to our
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A kindergarten teacher from Indiana has been charged with multiple counts of child exploitation and possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) following a cyber-tip. An investigation was launched into the online activities of 49-year-old Brian Lee Jakes in February after a tip was sent into the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The tipster said that
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Founders Circle Capital, a nine-year-old, San Francisco-based investment firm that strikes agreements with private, venture-backed companies to buy some of the vested stock options of their founders and employees — so they can buy a house or just breathe a bit more easily — has closed its newest fund with $355 million in capital commitments,
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A German law enforcement operation Sunday uninstalled all remaining Emotet malware from infected computers around the globe. The police action follows an international law enforcement operation in January coordinated by Europol and Eurojust that disabled Emotet infections by taking control of the infrastructure. Law enforcement officials used their control of this infrastructure to issue uninstall
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German startup Wingcopter has launched a new autonomous delivery drone designed to remove a technical bottleneck hindering the growth of drone transport services. The Wingcopter 198, which was revealed Tuesday, is capable of making three separate deliveries per flight, the company said. Wingcopter has couched this multi-stop capability as a critical feature that will allow
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Researchers from the University of Minnesota apologized to the maintainers of Linux Kernel Project on Saturday for intentionally including vulnerabilities in the project’s code, which led to the school being banned from contributing to the open-source project in the future. “While our goal was to improve the security of Linux, we now understand that it
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A lawsuit has been filed by Nintendo of America against the alleged leader of an international video game piracy group. Canadian national Gary Bowser was arrested in October last year on suspicion of heading a criminal enterprise called Team Xecuter that the United States Department of Justice said created and sold illegal hacking devices.  The circumvention devices enabled users
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Something you’ll want to know about all those movies, mp3s, eBooks, air miles, and hotel points you’ve accrued over the years: they’re digital assets that can factor into a divorce settlement.  Understandably, several factors determine the distribution of assets in a divorce. However, when it comes to dividing digital assets, divorce settlements and proceedings are charting new territory. The rate of digital innovation and adoption in recent years has filled