Sergiu Gatlan
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Cybersecurity/tech reporter @BleepinComputer ✉️: sergiu at http://bleepingcomputer.com 🐘: http://mastodon.social/@sergheiSource
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Citibank sued over failure to defend customers against hacks, fraud

Citibank sued over failure to defend customers against hacks, fraud

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Citibank over its alleged failure to defend customers against hacks and scams and refusal to reimburse victims after allowing fraudsters to steal millions from their accounts. The NY Attorney General's lawsuit against Citibank says the financial institution's refusal to compensate victims of fraud is a violation of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA) which mandates that banks reimburse customers for any funds lost or stolen via unauthorized electronic transactions. The complaint claims that because it's providing online...

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US charges two more suspects with DraftKing account hacks

US charges two more suspects with DraftKing account hacks

​The U.S. Department of Justice arrested and charged two more suspects for their involvement in the hacking of almost 68,000 DraftKings accounts in a November 2022 credential stuffing attack. One month later, DraftKings said it had refunded hundreds of thousands of dollars stolen from 67,995 customers whose accounts were hijacked in the incident. A third defendant, Joseph Garrison, was charged in May 2023 for his involvement in the same scheme targeting the fantasy sports and sports betting website. In November, he also pled guilty to conspiring to commit computer...

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Microsoft Teams hit by second outage in three days

Microsoft Teams hit by second outage in three days

Microsoft is investigating a second outage affecting Microsoft Teams users across North and South America in the last three days. Affected customers again report having connectivity issues and experiencing delays when sending and receiving messages in mobile and desktop Teams clients. "We're investigating an issue in which users may be unable to access Microsoft Teams or features within North America, Canada, and Brazil," Microsoft said via the company's official Microsoft 365 status account on X (formerly Twitter). Teams users affected by these ongoing issues can find more information in...

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Microsoft says Outlook apps can’t connect to Outlook.com

Microsoft says Outlook apps can’t connect to Outlook.com

Microsoft is investigating an issue that prevents Outlook and other email clients from connecting when using an Outlook.com account. "Since starting around 1/23/24 users have reported issues connecting with Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016, Outlook for Microsoft 365, Thunderbird, and mobile email apps when connecting with POP, IMAP, and Exchange connections," Microsoft says. "Some users have reported that signing in with an App Password works to connect but later goes back into a disconnected state." Customers reported experiencing sign-in problems linked to this issue since last Tuesday on...

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Malwarebytes issues fix for Chrome broken by Windows 11 KB5027231

Malwarebytes issues fix for Chrome broken by Windows 11 KB5027231

Malwarebytes released a fix for a known issue breaking Google Chrome on its customers' systems after installing the Windows 11 22H2 KB5027231 cumulative update released last week. On Wednesday, the company confirmed user reports that the Google Chrome user interface would no longer show up after deploying this month's Patch Tuesday cumulative updates. The conflict with Google Chrome is caused by Malwarebytes' anti-exploit module blocking the web browser from loading or crashing after installing the KB5027231 update. Customers affected by this known issue were advised to toggle off Chrome's...

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Microsoft is testing a built-in crypto wallet in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is testing a built-in crypto wallet in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft is working on a non-custodial built-in Ethereum crypto wallet for Microsoft Edge to allow users to send and receive cryptocurrency and NFTs. Public keys can be shared with others to receive payments, while private keys should be kept secret and can be used to authorize transactions when you want to spend your cryptocurrency. Microsoft sleuth Albacore who first spotted the new Edge Crypto Wallet some screenshots and expressed his puzzlement about the possibility of it ending up as a new Microsoft Edge feature. It is not yet rolling out to Insiders, and it's most likely only...

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Firefox now blocks cross-site tracking by default in private browsing

Firefox now blocks cross-site tracking by default in private browsing

ByMozilla says that Firefox users will be protected against cross-site tracking automatically while browsing the Internet in Private Browsing mode.This is because, starting with the Firefox 89 version released today, Total Cookie Protection will be enabled by default in Private Browsing windows.Total Cookie Protection is designed to force all websites to keep their cookies in separate "jars," thus preventing them from tracking you across the web and building browsing profiles.First in Firefox 86 in February 2021, this privacy feature was only active until now when users would manually...

June 1, 2021
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FBI arrests man for plan to kill “70% of Internet” in AWS bomb attack

FBI arrests man for plan to kill “70% of Internet” in AWS bomb attack

ByThe FBI arrested a Texas man on Thursday for allegedly planning to "kill of about 70% of the internet" in a bomb attack targeting an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center on Smith Switch Road in Ashburn, Virginia.Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, was charged via criminal complaint on Friday morning for attempting to destroy a building using C-4 plastic explosives he tried to buy from an undercover FBI employee.The FBI got wind of the suspect's plans in January when he revealed his plot on the MyMilitia website using a 'Dionysus' handle, a forum used by militia members and supporters to organize and...

April 9, 2021
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SolarWinds patches critical code execution bug in Orion Platform

SolarWinds patches critical code execution bug in Orion Platform

BySolarWinds has released security updates to address four vulnerabilities impacting the company's Orion IT monitoring platform, two of them allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code remotely.The  is an IT administration solution that enables enterprise organizations to manage, optimize, and monitor their on-premises, hybrid, or software as a service (SaaS) IT infrastructures.The highest severity security flaw patched by SolarWinds on Thursday is a critical JSON deserialization bug that remote attackers can exploit to execute arbitrary code through Orion...

March 26, 2021
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US offers up to $15 million for tips on ALPHV ransomware gang

US offers up to $15 million for tips on ALPHV ransomware gang

The U.S. State Department is offering rewards of up to $10 million for information that could lead to the identification or location of ALPHV/Blackcat ransomware gang leaders. An additional $5 million bounty is also available for tips on individuals trying to take part in ALPHV ransomware attacks, likely to discourage affiliates and initial access brokers. The FBI linked this ransomware gang to over 60 breaches worldwide during its first four months of activity between November 2021 and March 2022. ALPHV has also raked in at least $300 million in ransom payments from more than 1,000 victims...

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