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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...

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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 Platform Action Manager's test...

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Intel: Hackers stole unpublished earnings info from corporate site

Intel: Hackers stole unpublished earnings info from corporate site

ByIntel disclosed on Thursday that unknown threat actors stole an infographic containing info on the company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results.The data was part of Intel's yet unpublished quarterly earnings the company was planning to publish and file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after the stock market closed on Thursday.However, after discovering the incident and finding that the stolen info was being shared outside the company, Intel published the quarterly earnings report minutes before the market's closure."We are investigating reports that...

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Hacker leaks full database of 77 million Nitro PDF user records

Hacker leaks full database of 77 million Nitro PDF user records

☰×ByA stolen database containing the email addresses, names, and passwords of more than 77 million records of Nitro PDF service users was leaked today for free.The 14GB leaked database contains 77,159,696 records with users' email addresses, full names, bcrypt hashed passwords, titles, company names, IP addresses, and other system-related information.The database has also been which allows users to check if their info has also been compromised in this data breach and leaked on the Internet.Nitro is an application that helps create, edit, and sign PDFs and digital documents, an app that...

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Bugs in Signal, Facebook, Google chat apps let attackers spy on users

Bugs in Signal, Facebook, Google chat apps let attackers spy on users

ByVulnerabilities found in multiple video conferencing mobile applications allowed attackers to listen to users' surroundings without permission before the person on the other end picked up the calls.The bugs were found in the Signal, Google Duo, Facebook Messenger, JioChat, and Mocha messaging apps and are now all fixed.However, before being patched, they made it possible to force targeted devices to transmit audio to the attackers' devices without the need of gaining code execution."I investigated the signalling state machines of seven video conferencing applications and found five...

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Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

Hackers leak stolen Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data online

ByThe European Medicines Agency (EMA) today revealed that some of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine data stolen from its servers in December was leaked online.EMA is a decentralized agency responsible for reviewing and approving COVID-19 vaccines, as well as for evaluating, monitoring, and supervising any new medicines introduced to the EU."The ongoing investigation of the cyberattack on EMA revealed that some of the unlawfully accessed documents related to COVID-19 medicines and vaccines belonging to third parties have been leaked on the internet," EMA said today. "Necessary action is...

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New worm turns Windows, Linux servers into Monero miners

New worm turns Windows, Linux servers into Monero miners

ByA newly discovered and self-spreading Golang-based malware has been actively dropping XMRig cryptocurrency miners on Windows and Linux servers since early December.This multi-platform malware also has worm capabilities that allow it to spread to other systems by brute-forcing public-facing services (i.e., MySQL, Tomcat, Jenkins and WebLogic) with weak passwords  security researcher Avigayil Mechtinger.The attackers behind this campaign have been actively updating the worm's capabilities through its command-and-control (C2) server since it was first spotted which hints at an actively...

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NSA: Russian state hackers exploit new VMware vulnerability to steal data

NSA: Russian state hackers exploit new VMware vulnerability to steal data

ByThe National Security Agency (NSA) warns that Russian state-sponsored threat actors are exploiting a recently patched VMware vulnerability to steal sensitive information after deploying web shells on vulnerable servers."NSA encourages National Security System (NSS), Department of Defense (DoD), and Defense Industrial Base (DIB) network administrators to prioritize mitigation of the vulnerability on affected servers," the US Defense Department's intelligence agency .When asked to provide more information on the targets compromised in these attacks, the NSA told BleepingComputer that it...

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FBI: How Iranian hackers stole voter info from state election sites

FBI: How Iranian hackers stole voter info from state election sites

ByDHS CISA and the FBI today shared more info on how an Iranian state-sponsored hacking group was able to harvest voter registration info from U.S. state websites, including election sites.The harvested data was later used fake Proud Boys voter intimidation emails that targeted Democratic voters attempting to convince them to vote for President Trump."Further evaluation by CISA and the FBI has identified the targeting of U.S. state election websites was an intentional effort to influence and interfere with the 2020 U.S. presidential election," a joint advisory published today says.The...

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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...

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