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CEOs Could Be Held Personally Liable for Cyberattacks that Kill

As IT systems, IoT and operational technology converge, attacks on cyber-physical systems in industrial, healthcare and other scenarios will come with dire consequences, Gartner predicts. A full 75 percent of…
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WhatsApp Discloses 6 Bugs via Dedicated Security Site

The company committed to more transparency about app flaws, with an advisory page aimed at keeping the community better informed of security vulnerabilities. Facebook-owned WhatsApp has fixed six previously undisclosed…
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NSA Mass Surveillance Program Illegal, U.S. Court Rules

The NSA argued its mass surveillance program stopped terrorist attacks – but a new U.S. court ruling found that this is not, and may have even been unconstitutional. A U.S.…
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Joker Spyware Plagues More Google Play Apps

The six malicious apps have been removed from Google Play, but could still threaten 200,000 installs. Google has deleted six apps from its Google Play marketplace that were infecting users…
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Pioneer Kitten APT Sells Corporate Network Access

The Iran-based APT has infiltrated multiple VPNs using open-source tools and known exploits. An APT group known as Pioneer Kitten, linked to Iran, has been spotted selling corporate-network credentials on…
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Critical Slack Bug Allows Access to Private Channels, Conversations

The RCE bug affects versions below 4.4 of the Slack desktop app. A critical vulnerability in the popular Slack collaboration app would allow remote code-execution (RCE). Attackers could gain full…
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Ex-Cisco Employee Pleads Guilty to Deleting 16K Webex Teams Accounts

Former Cisco employee Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh admitted to accessing Cisco’s cloud infrastructure and deleting 16,000 Webex Teams employee accounts. A former Cisco Systems employee pleaded guilty this week to hacking…
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Malicious Attachments Remain a Cybercriminal Threat Vector Favorite

Malicious attachments continue to be a top threat vector in the cybercriminal world, even as public awareness increases and tech companies amp up their defenses. While attachment threat vectors are…
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Lazarus Group Targets Cryptocurrency Firms Via LinkedIn Messages

The North Korean-linked APT’s latest campaign shows that it is shifting focus to target the cryptocurrency and financial verticals. The nation-state threat operator Lazarus Group is being tied to a…
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Iran-Linked ‘Newbie’ Hackers Spread Dharma Ransomware Via RDP Ports

A group of ‘script kiddies’ tied to Iran are targeting companies worldwide with internet-facing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and weak credentials in order to infect them with Dharma ransomware.…
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