[SecurityWeek] Russian to be Deported After Failed Tesla Ransomware Plot

A Russian man was sentenced Monday to what amounted to time already served and will be deported after pleading guilty to trying to pay a Tesla employee $500,000 to install computer malware at the company’s Nevada electric battery plant in a bid to steal company secrets for ransom.

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[SecurityWeek] Researchers Publish Details on Recent Critical Hyper-V Vulnerability

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Security researchers at Guardicore Labs are sharing details of a critical vulnerability in Hyper-V that Microsoft patched in May 2021. read more Source: Read More (SecurityWeek RSS Feed)

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[BleepingComputer] Chinese state hackers breached over a dozen US pipeline operators

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[HackerNews] A New Wiper Malware Was Behind Recent Cyberattack On Iranian Train System

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