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Disney announced today it plans on expanding its direct-to-consumer streaming business to more global markets and is creating a new International Content and Operations group to aid in this push. The group will be headed by nearly 25-year Disney veteran Rebecca Campbell, who will focus on local and regional content production for Disney’s streaming services,
An IRC (Internet Relay Chat) bot strain programmed in GoLang is being used to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks targeting users in Korea. “The malware is being distributed under the guise of adult games,” researchers from AhnLab’s Security Emergency-response Center (ASEC) said in a new report published on Wednesday. “Additionally, the DDoS malware was installed
by Paul Ducklin Researchers at browser identification company FingerprintJS recently found and disclosed a fascinating data leakage bug in Apple’s web browser software. Technically, the bug exists in Apple’s open source WebKit browser engine, which means it affects any browser that relies on WebKit. As you might expect, this includes all versions of Apple’s own
ESET researchers take a deep look into recent attacks carried out by Donot Team throughout 2020 and 2021, targeting government and military entities in several South Asian countries Donot Team (also known as APT-C-35 and SectorE02) is a threat actor operating since at least 2016 and known for targeting organizations and individuals in South Asia
Florida cybersecurity company ReliaQuest has opened its first office in India. The new location for the Tampa-based company is in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra. ReliaQuest aims to have more than 50 employees on its India team by the end of the year. ReliaQuest, which reached a valuation of more than $1bn in its latest round
Dr. Jeff Wessler co-founded Heartbeat Health in 2016 to develop better heart care, and Kanyi Maqubela helped kickstart the company by writing the company’s pre-seed check. We’re excited to host both of them on the first 2022 episode of TechCrunch Live. After writing the company’s pre-seed check, Kanyi Maqubela joined Heartbeat Health’s founding team and
An elusive threat actor called Earth Lusca has been observed striking organizations across the world as part of what appears to be simultaneously an espionage campaign and an attempt to reap monetary profits. “The list of its victims includes high-value targets such as government and educational institutions, religious movements, pro-democracy and human rights organizations in
A Tennessee-based healthcare technology services company is facing legal action over a cyber-attack that occurred in August 2021. The class action lawsuit was filed against QRS Healthcare Solutions (QRS, Inc), an electric health record (EHR) vendor and provider of integrated practice management and clinical services, including electronic patient portals. On August 26 2021, QRS discovered
A Canadian startup working at the cutting edge of satellite imaging has raised $4.5 million across a combination of a $2.25 million seed round, and $2.25 million from a combined pre-seed and government funding. Wyvern, which is working specifically on hyperspectral imaging (imaging that captures light across many different wavelengths, including non-visible ones) is also
UniCC, the biggest dark web marketplace of stolen credit and debit cards, has announced that it’s shuttering its operations after earning $358 million in purchases since 2013 using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ether, and Dash. “Don’t build any conspiracy theories about us leaving,” the anonymous operators of UniCC said in a farewell posted on
A critical vulnerability has been discovered in more than ten devices that use biometric identification to control access to protected areas. The flaw can be exploited to unlock doors and open turnstiles, giving attackers a way to bypass biometric ID checks and physically enter controlled spaces. Acting remotely, threat actors could use the vulnerability to
Ransomware gangs may appear on the up and up — the number of ransomware attacks rose in 2021. But look a little closer, and you’ll see cracks in the multibillion-dollar empire: Conflict is brewing between ransomware operators and affiliates that could impact the way ransomware gangs operate and launch attacks in the future. The rise
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record number of downloads and consumer spending across both the iOS and Google Play stores combined in 2021, according to the
Cybersecurity teams from Microsoft on Saturday disclosed they identified evidence of a new destructive malware operation targeting government, non-profit, and information technology entities in Ukraine amid brewing geopolitical tensions between the country and Russia. “The malware is disguised as ransomware but, if activated by the attacker, would render the infected computer system inoperable,” Tom Burt,
by Naked Security writer According to the FSB, Russia’s Federal Security Bureau (ФСБ), the ransomware gang known in both Russian and English by the nickname “REvil” has been taken down: ФСБ России установлен полный состав преступного сообщества «REvil» The Russian FSB has identified the entire criminal enterprise known as “REvil” In our zest to tell
American technology company DigiCert has announced the acquisition of Mocana, a cybersecurity firm based in California. Mocana was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale. The company’s focus is on embedded system security for industrial control systems and the internet of things (IoT). DigiCert said the acquisition would allow it to offer an end-to-end IoT platform and provide customers
In an unprecedented move, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the country’s principal security agency, on Friday disclosed that it arrested several members belonging to the notorious REvil ransomware gang and neutralized its operations. The surprise operation, which it said was carried out at the request of the U.S. authorities, saw the law enforcement agency conduct
Russia says it has ended the criminal activities of the REvil ransomware gang and placed its members under arrest.  In an action coordinated by the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) in cooperation with the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Lipetsk, searches