SentinelOne announced SentinelOne Remote Script Orchestration (RSO), enabling enterprises to remotely automate custom responses. This new functionality allows both IT and security teams to install, update, or remove software across the enterprise. With…

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OCF announces the certification of the standards-based, low power IoT platform to combine the end-to-end security benefits of Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) technology and the low power and wide-area coverage advantages of Thread. Its availability …

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Sierra Wireless launched its 5G managed network service in the United States, offering customers the speed and ultra-low latency of 5G cellular wireless connectivity for their business-critical applications. Sierra Wireless’ fully managed network servi…

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Splunk announced the Government Logging Modernization Program, which is designed to help Federal government agencies meet the requirements of cyber incident response per Executive Order and guidance included in OMB M-21-31 under the Biden Administratio…

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Researchers warn of a new evolution of the PurpleFox botnet, operators included exploits and leverage WebSockets for C2 communication. Researchers from TrendMicro have documented a recent evolution of the PurpleFox botnet, the experts discovered a new .NET backdoor, dubbed FoxSocket, that is highly associated with the PurpleFox operation. Its operators have added new exploits and […]

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At its launch event on Oct. 18, Apple announced two new MacBook models based on two new laptop system-on-chips (SoCs). With their introduction, Apple has effectively pushed Intel out of its laptops and has taken another major step in further vertically integrating its hardware. Intel isn’t the only one who’s suffered a blow, however, the […]

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Today, following the 25th year anniversary of Microsoft Sysinternals, we are announcing the general availability of a new Microsoft Sysmon report in VirusTotal. Whether you’re an IT professional or a developer, you’re probably already using Microsoft Sysinternals utilities to help you manage, troubleshoot, and diagnose your Windows systems and applications. The powerful logging capabilities of Sysinternals…

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The use of digital payment methods is on the rise as consumers look for easier and more convenient ways to spend money. Capgemini’s 2021 World Payment Report revealed that by 2025, 25 per cent of the world’s cashless transactions will be made up of instant payment and e-money, an increase of about 15 per cent […]

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Today’s podcast reports on the need to update PowerShell, reports on the BlackMatter and BlackByte ransomware strains and a detailed analysis of the Trickbot trojan

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Tech giant Acer was hacked again in a few days, after the compromise of the servers in India, threat actors also breached some of its systems in Taiwan. Tech giant Acer was hacked twice in a week, the same threat actor (Desorden) initially breached some of its servers in India, now it is claiming to […]

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China-linked cyberespionage group LightBasin hacked mobile telephone networks around the world and used specialized tools to access calling records. A China-linked hacking group, tracked as LightBasin (aka UNC1945), hacked mobile telephone networks around the globe and used specialized tools to access calling records and text messages from telecommunications companies. The cyberespionage group has been active […]

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Here’s a story of someone who, with three compatriots, rented textbooks from Amazon and then sold them instead of returning them. They used gift cards and prepaid credit cards to buy the books, so there was no available balance when Amazon tried to charge them the buyout price for non-returned books. They also used various aliases and other tricks to bypass Amazon’s fifteen-book limit. In all, they stole 14,000 textbooks worth over $1.5 million.

The article doesn’t link to the indictment, so I don’t know how they were discovered.

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With files from Pragya Sehgal Google announces Pixel 6 devices, Facebook settles U.S. worker discrimination claims, and Amazon could be trouble with U.S. lawmakers It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Wednesday, October 20, and I’m your host, Jori Negin-Shecter. Google’s Pixel 6 processor brings AI photo features […]

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Zero-day exploit broker Zerodium announced it is looking for zero-day vulnerabilities in the Windows clients of ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and Surfshark. Zerodium is looking to pay for zero-day exploits for vulnerabilities in the Windows clients of three virtual private network (VPN) service providers, ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and Surfshark. The company announced with a message posted on Twitter: […]

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