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A security vulnerability in @Intel chips opens the door for encrypted file access and espionage, plus the ability to bypass copyright protection for digital content, according to Positive Technologies (@ptsecurity). #cybersecurity threatpost.com/intel-process…
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The @FBI admitted that an attacker exploited a flaw in how an agency messaging system is configured: a flaw that let an unknown party send out a flood of fake “urgent” warnings about bogus #cyberattacks. Thanks for the input, ​​@TripwireInc. #cybersecurity threatpost.com/fbi-system-ex…
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#Ransomware gangs know how much you’re worth and what you’ll cough up, the data shows: @foxit created a dataset of 700 negotiations that occurred between 2019 & 2020 and came up with best practices. #cybersecurity threatpost.com/ransomware-re…
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#Ransomware volumes are up 1000%. Aamir Lakhani, cybersecurity researcher and practitioner at FortiGuard Labs , discusses secure email, network segmentation and sandboxing for defense. #Cybersecurity #infosecinsider @FortiGuardLabs threatpost.com/invest-3-key-…
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The Ransomware & Financial Stability Act (H.R.5936) would make it illegal for financial firms to pay ransoms over $100K without first getting permission from the government or the law. Input from @ThreatModeler, @Netenrich, @photon_research. #cybersecurity threatpost.com/congress-ban-…
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A new #BEC campaign targeting @Microsoft 365 is using sophisticated obfuscation tactics – like teensy type – in phishing emails to fool natural language processing filters and are undetectable to end users. Research via @AvananSecurity. #cybersecurity threatpost.com/tiny-font-siz…
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A pair of @PlayStation 5 breaches – apparently stolen #PS5 root keys and a kernel exploit – by @fail0verflow show that the consoles don’t have protection from attackers taking over their most basic functions. #cybersecurity threatpost.com/playstation-5…
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UPDATES on the Palo Alto security appliance hole: PAN says it's closer to 10K vulnerable instances. Plus, it's updated its advisory to clarify that the bug doesn't affect versions other than the ones @RandoriSecurity outlined (PAN-OS 8.1 prior to 8.1.17).
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Three threat groups are using a common IAB (#Zebra2104) to enable attacks, according to @BlackBerry, revealing a tangled web of related attack infrastructure underpinning disparate, sometimes rival, malware campaigns. #cybersecurity threatpost.com/zebra2104-ini…
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The Q3 #DDoS report from @Kaspersky saw attacks surge to several thousand daily hits, signaling threat actors’ turn away from cryptomining and toward DDoS for intimidation, disinformation and straight-up extortion. #cybersecurity threatpost.com/ddos-attacks-…
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