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What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Six talks you need to know from this year's hacker summer camp.

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US unmasks alleged Conti ransomware operative, offers $10M for intel

This is the first time the federal government has publicly identified a Conti ransomware operative.

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Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt

Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20...

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Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies

TechCrunch has learned that the same actor also targeted another U.S. internet company and several international IT companies.

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Twitter fixes security bug that exposed at least 5.4 million accounts

Twitter fixed the bug in January, but not before it was exploited.

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German semiconductor giant Semikron says hackers encrypted its network

The German manufacturer produces semiconductors for electric vehicles and industrial automation systems.

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Microsoft links Windows zero-day hacks to Austrian spyware maker

The technology giant said it's patched at least four zero-days related to the Subzero spyware since 2021.

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Cybersecurity vendor Entrust tells customers data was stolen during June cyberattack

The company told customers in a note that "some files were taken from our internal systems."

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A newly discovered malware hijacks Facebook Business accounts

An ongoing cybercriminal operation is targeting digital marketing and human resources professionals in an effort to hijack Facebook Business accounts...

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FBI warns hackers are using fake crypto apps to defraud investors

More than $40 million stolen from investors over an eight-month window.

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China-backed hackers targeted White House journalists before January 6

Researchers said Beijing-backed hackers targeted political and national security journalists ahead of the U.S. Capitol riot.

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A ransomware attack on a debt collection firm could be one of 2022’s biggest health data breaches

A cyberattack on a little-known debt collection firm affects over 650 healthcare facilities across the U.S.

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‘Elden Ring’ game maker Bandai Namco says hackers may have stolen customer data

The gaming giant said it detected “unauthorized access” to its systems on July 3.

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A huge data leak exposes China’s vast surveillance state

One billion resident records were allegedly siphoned from a Shanghai police database in China

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US government says North Korean hackers are targeting American healthcare organizations with ransomware

The government alert says the Maui ransomware has been active since at least May 2021.

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US publisher Macmillan confirms cyberattack forced systems offline

The publisher said it's begun bringing systems back online, but remains unable to process orders.

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Daily Crunch: The party’s over — Airbnb bans all disruptive gatherings in perpetuity

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RansomHouse extortion group claims AMD as its latest victim

The chip maker said it's investigating the alleged data breach.

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Rsocks, a popular proxy service, was just seized by the DOJ

The proxy service, run by Russian cybercriminals, allowed buyers to proxy through millions of hacked devices.

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FBI seizes notorious marketplace for selling millions of stolen SSNs

SSNDOB listed the personal information for 24 million individuals in the United States.

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Microsoft disrupts Iran-linked hackers targeting organizations in Israel

Microsoft said on Thursday that it has successfully “identified and disabled” a previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group that it...

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Foxconn confirms ransomware attack disrupted operations at Mexico factory

Smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn has confirmed that a ransomware attack in late May disrupted operations at one of its Mexico-based production...

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Costa Rica’s public health system hit by Hive ransomware following Conti attacks

Costa Rica’s public health service, known as the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), has been forced to take its systems offline after being...

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China-backed hackers are exploiting unpatched Microsoft zero-day 

China-backed hackers are exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability, known as “Follina”, to execute malicious code remotely...

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US names and shames Venezuelan doctor as notorious ransomware maker

The ransomware creator bragged that their file-encrypting malware was used by an Iran state-sponsored hacking group.

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US, UK and EU blame Russia for ‘unacceptable’ Viasat cyberattack

The cyberattack knocked out communications across Ukraine and Eastern Europe as Russia was preparing to invade.

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US offers bounty for Sandworm, the Russian hackers blamed for destructive cyberattacks

Microsoft says it has detected close to 40 destructive attacks targeting Ukraine's government and critical infrastructure.

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Fraud as a service: Scammers are using encrypted messaging to undercut BNPL revenue

Payment fraud is going mainstream, and anyone with an internet connection can join in.

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