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[TheRecord] Russian security firm sinkholes part of the dangerous Meris DDoS botnet

Rostelecom-Solar, the cybersecurity division of Russian telecom giant Rostelecom, said on Monday that it sinkholed a part of the Meris DDoS botnet after identifying a mistake from the malware’s creators. First spotted earlier this year, the Meris botnet is currently the largest DDoS botnet on the internet, with an estimated size of around 250,000 infected systems. […]

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[HackerNews] Dark Web Getting Loaded With Bogus Covid-19 Vaccines and Forged Cards

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Bogus COVID-19 test results, fraudulent vaccination cards, and questionable vaccines are emerging a hot commodity on the dark web in what’s the latest in a long list of cybercrimes capitalizing on the coronavirus pandemic. “A new and troubling phenomenon is that consumers are buying COVID-19 vaccines on the black market due to the increased demand around the world,” said Anne An, […]

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Daily NCSC-FI news followup 2020-10-29

Why the extortion of Vastaamo matters far beyond Finland and how cyber pros are responding www.cyberscoop.com/finland-vastaamo-hack-response/ Even for veterans of cybercriminal investigations, the recent extortion of a psychotherapy practice in Finland has been unusual and disturbing. Kyberturvallisuusprofessori vaatii kansallista selvitysryhmää penkomaan Vastaamon vuotoa www.tivi.fi/uutiset/tv/cd1d113a-f573-406a-9aa5-ad59bb17c117 Psykoterapiakeskuksen tietomurto ja kansalaisten laaja kiristys ovat kansallinen kriisitilanne, katsoo kyberturvallisuuden […]

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