April 7, 2021

A joint operation of Europol and the Italian Postal and Communication Police resulted in the arrest of an Italian national who hired a hitman on the dark web. Europol and the Italian Postal and Communication Police (Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni) arrested an Italian national as part of the “Operation Hitman” because he is suspected […]

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OpenNebula 6.0 “Mutara” is the first stable release of the OpenNebula 6 series, laying the groundwork for the completely integrated and automated enterprise edge cloud. The powerful distributed cloud architecture enabled by OpenNebula 6.0, and develope…

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Code42 announced it has integrated its Incydr data risk detection and response product with Okta Identity Cloud. The integration combines Code42’s data-centric strategy to insider risk with Okta’s leading approach to identity and access, and provides s…

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Attackers are actively exploiting the CVE-2018-13379 flaw in Fortinet VPN to deploy the Cring ransomware to organizations in the industrial sector. Threat actors are actively exploiting the CVE-2018-13379 vulnerability in Fortinet VPNs to deploy a new piece of ransomware, tracked as Cring ransomware (also known as Crypt3r, Vjiszy1lo, Ghost, Phantom), to organizations in the industrial sector. […]

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With investors currently bullish on Bitcoin, is its high value is driving cybercriminals to pursue crypto-generating forms of cybercrime like ransomware and illicit miners? At time of writing, the value of one Bitcoin is north of $58 thousand. Famously volatile, a crash is widely expected to accompany the current bubble, perhaps before the end of […]

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The Pwn2Own 2021 hacking competition has begun and white hat hackers participants earned more than $500000 on the first day. The Pwn2Own 2021 has begun, this year the formula for the popular hacking competition sees the distribution of the participants amongst various locations. The competition’s organizer, Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), describes this year’s […]

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Crooks increasingly often use legitimate services such as Google Forms and Telegram to obtain user data stolen on phishing websites. Group-IB, a global threat hunting and adversary-centric cyber intelligence company, has found that cybercriminals increasingly often use legitimate services such as Google Forms and Telegram to obtain user data stolen on phishing websites. Alternative ways to obtain data help cybercriminals keep […]

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According to Wired, Signal is adding support for the cryptocurrency MobileCoin, “a form of digital cash designed to work efficiently on mobile devices while protecting users’ privacy and even their anonymity.”

Moxie Marlinspike, the creator of Signal and CEO of the nonprofit that runs it, describes the new payments feature as an attempt to extend Signal’s privacy protections to payments with the same seamless experience that Signal has offered for encrypted conversations. “There’s a palpable difference in the feeling of what it’s like to communicate over Signal, knowing you’re not being watched or listened to, versus other communication platforms,” Marlinspike told WIRED in an interview. “I would like to get to a world where not only can you feel that when you talk to your therapist over Signal, but also when you pay your therapist for the session over Signal.”…

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Today’s podcast reports on the sale of over 800,000 gift cards on a criminal web site, a scam involving a fake We Transfer web site and another phony LinkedIn scam to beware of 

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Google wins in the copyright fight against Oracle, tension among Amazon workers is growing, and goodbye Yahoo Answers. It’s all the tech news that’s popular right now. Welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Thursday, April 6 and I’m your host Baneet Braich. Google wins fair use case vs Oracle at US Supreme Court from technology Google […]

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A new supply chain attack made the headlines, threat actors compromised at least one update server of smartphone maker Gigaset to deliver malware. The German device maker Gigaset was the victim of supply chain attack, threat actors compromised at least one server of the company to deliver malware. Gigaset AG, formerly known as Siemens Home and […]

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