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[TheRecord] Authorities arrest 23 suspects in Europe for COVID-19 email fraud

A series of raids carried out in the Netherlands, Romania, and Ireland on Tuesday resulted in the arrest of 23 individuals suspected of taking part in a “sophisticated fraud scheme” using compromised emails. The individuals being charged are believed to have defrauded companies in more than 20 countries out of approximately €1 million (about $1.2 […]

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[HackerNews] New 0-Day Attack Targeting Windows Users With Microsoft Office Documents

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Microsoft on Tuesday warned of an actively exploited zero-day flaw impacting Internet Explorer that’s being used to hijack vulnerable Windows systems by leveraging weaponized Office documents. Tracked as CVE-2021-40444 (CVSS score: 8.8), the remote code execution flaw is rooted in MSHTML (aka Trident), a proprietary browser engine for the now-discontinued Internet Explorer and which is […]

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[HackerNews] New Attack Let Attacker Collect and Spoof Browser’s Digital Fingerprints

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A “potentially devastating and hard-to-detect threat” could be abused by attackers to collect users’ browser fingerprinting information with the goal of spoofing the victims without their knowledge, thus effectively compromising their privacy. Academics from Texas A&M University dubbed the attack system “Gummy Browsers,” likening it to a nearly 20-year-old “Gummy Fingers” technique that can Source: […]

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