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Russian Tax Office

The Tax Records of 20 Million Russians Were Found Exposed Online

A cluster of Elasticsearch databases was found exposed on an unprotected Ukrainian server. The owner has secured the server now, but not before more than a year has passed. The contents...
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U.S. Senate Proposes Legislation to Protect Public Entities from Ransomware

The U.S. Senate wants to enable the DHS to form expert IT teams that will help organizations with ransomware. The teams will provide technical support, advice, incident response, and data retrieval services....
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Researchers Find Two Methods to Steal Data from Encrypted PDF Files

German researchers prove that the existing encryption protection in PDFs is worthless. The team tested 27 PDF apps, and they were all vulnerable to at least one of their attack methods. ...
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Charity Wright, IntSights, On Online Manipulation Campaigns

The Russian interference in the US elections is one of the biggest and most obvious manipulation operations in a long time, showing just how effective a well-prepared team can be when using tools used...
zynga

218 Million Users of “Words With Friends” Had Their Data Stolen by Hackers

A hacker has stolen the account data of 218 players of Zynga’s “Words with Friends”. Zynga warned its users about the breach a couple of weeks back and urged them to reset...
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Airbus Sustained a Series of Cyber Attacks that Exploited Supplier VPNs

Airbus suppliers targeted by Chinese hackers who were after valuable corporate secrets. The weak link in the security was proven to be enterprise VPN solutions which were compromised. The infiltrators managed...
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BootROM Exploit Called “checkm8” Affects Almost All iPhones and iPads

A researcher discovered a BootROM exploit that works on almost all iOS devices out there. The exploit requires physical access to the target device and its connection to a computer. Researchers...
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DoorDash Systems Were Breached by an Unauthorized Party in May 2019

DoorDash announced a breach that exposed the personal and financial data of 4.9M people. Not everyone was affected in the same way, while those registered after April 2018 are safe. People...
masked

Hundreds of Fake Apps Roam the Google Play and App Store Platforms

Researchers find hundreds of fake apps that turn into gambling and lottery apps when installed. The apps hide their “switch” in the API, so they are able to pass Apple’s and Google’s...
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Three New Ransomware Decryptors Are Up for Grabs

Kaspersky managed to unlock FortuneCrypt and Yatron, adding two new decryptors on their RakhniDecryptor tool. Emsisoft has released a free decryptor for the WannaCryFake ransomware. The best way to stay unaffected...

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