Believe it or believe No, GameStop Stock This week was not the only story in the world. Along with cyber security in the last few days, especially after the revelations North Korean hackers target security professionals With a campaign to explain DM. Many people shared screenshots of how they dodged the bullet, but it is still unclear how many more fell for the ruse.
Speaking of falls, an international team-up of law enforcement agencies The infamous Emotet botnet taken down This week, it arrested two alleged gang members behind it and in the process seized the server. Ransomware operators and other bad actors who used amotate to spread their goods would likely move on to other means of distribution, but at least the “most dangerous malware in the world”, as Europol said, was extinguished so far. has gone.
Persistence in these things persists, after all. Tech Flash, a software that launches a thousand vulnerabilities. While Adobe had it dead last week (for real time) it would Continue and cause problems On some systems for years to come. Another potential problematic: Telegram, a messaging app that has exploded in popularity as users have run away WhatsApp on privacy concerns And No one on their current state. While Telegram offers end-to-end encryption, It is not by default and is not available for group chat at all, Which may cause some users to guess more than themselves.
Plans for an encrypted federal gun registry Assumptions have also been challenged this week, which is a possible way for the hot-stove topic to balance accountability with confidentiality. And we have a look how Facebook allows advertisers to target military categories, Which may have worrying results.
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Most iOS updates have some type of security fix. But it is a more rare opportunity that the vulnerabilities they patch are being actively exploited by hackers. This is what happened earlier this week with iOS 14.4, which, along with Apple, is not one or three bugs that attackers are using in the wild Security update. These are also not trivial; The question loopholes present in the WebKit and iOS kernel would have allowed arbitrary remote code execution and privilege escalation, respectively, either of which a hacker could provide full access to your device and its data. Does this mean you have been hacked? Probably not! But it makes no sense when you can already protect yourself by installing a threat update.
Not all Data leaks are made equal. In this case, ZDNet’s 2.28 million users of the MeetMindful dating app shared information like their real names, dating preferences, geolocation, Facebook user IDs and authentication tokens, and “body details” as a free download on a hacking forum was. According to ZNet, the forum thread that contained the download was viewed more than 1,500 times as of Sunday. Dating profile information is useful not only for identity theft, but also for more aggressive extortion plans.
Ransomware has exploded recentlyWith this, hackers are successfully aiming at everything Hospital To The cities To International corporations. The DoJ took action this week against one of several groups responsible for that swamp, arresting a Canadian man and alleging that he used Netwalker ransomware to bring down the victims for a combined $ 27.6 million. Unfortunately, NetWalker is ransomware-as-a-service; The Fed arrested an alleged ally rather than a key member of the group behind it. Nevertheless, progress is progress.
Alright, alright, it’s been a long week and this is an interview with a guy who had to use a bolt cutter to free himself from a chastity belt that was hacked off by a hacker. You deserve it
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