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US is Undertaking a New Effort to Keep Critical Sectors Safe From Cyberattacks

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According to a senior Biden administration official, the government is launching a new programme to assist power grids, water districts, and other vital industries in defending themselves from potentially debilitating cyberattacks. In an interview with...
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Black Kingdom/Pydomer Ransomware Operators Targeting the Exchange Server Vulnerabilities

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Threat actors targeting the Exchange Server vulnerabilities that Microsoft revealed in early March have now included the Black Kingdom/Pydomer ransomware. Despite the availability of additional mitigations, the zero-day vulnerabilities had been targeted in live attacks...
Malware

On Windows, the Purple Fox Malware Squirms Like a Worm

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An aggressive botnet operator has switched to SMB password brute-forcing to infect and propagate like a worm through the Microsoft Windows ecosystem, according to malware researchers at Guardicore. Purple Fox, the malware campaign, has been...
Microsoft

Microsoft Said 80,000 Exchange Servers Receive Patches for the Actively Exploited Vulnerabilities

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According to Microsoft, nearly 80,000 Exchange servers are yet to obtain updates for the actively exploited vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were made public on March 2, when Microsoft revealed not only patches for them, but also...
hacker

Despite Hacking, The United States is Not Seeking Broader Domestic Surveillance

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Even as state-backed international hackers and cybercriminals increasingly use the internet to avoid detection, the Biden administration has no plans to increase government monitoring of the US internet, according to a senior administration official. The...
Microsoft

CEO of FireEye: Unusual for China, a Reckless Microsoft Hack

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China has also been criticised for a breach that exposed tens of thousands of servers running Microsoft's Exchange email service to the risk of being hacked. According to the CEO of a major cybersecurity...
Microsoft

Microsoft Announced the Open Source Availability of CodeQL Queries

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On Thursday, Microsoft revealed the open source availability of CodeQL queries that it used during its SolarWinds attack investigation. The attackers hacked into the systems of IT management solutions company SolarWinds in 2019 and, using...
Hackers

Tech Giants Say There’s No Question Behind Big Hack Russia

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Leading technology firms said Tuesday that a month-long hack of corporate and government networks was so complicated, concentrated and labor-intensive that, with all the signs pointing to Russia, a country had to be behind...
Data Protection

Virginia Consumers More Protection With Their Online Data

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The General Assembly is promoting legislation that encourages Virginia customers to protect their internet data better, but critics argue that the bill does not include people's right to file private litigation against corporations that...
Google Chrome

Google Released Emergency Patch To Close Chrome Browser Vulnerability

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Google sent an emergency patch late Thursday night to close a Chrome browser loophole used in unexplained zero-day attacks. In V8, Google's JavaScript and WebAssembly engine, the Google Chrome fix, which is pushed through the...