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[TheRecord] Ransomware groups go after a new target: Russian organizations

In many ransomware incidents, Russia-linked actors often play the role of attacker rather than the victim. But in recent weeks, cyberattacks have crippled Russian companies and disrupted government agencies. Late last month, a ransomware gang by the name of OldGremlin targeted Russian companies with two phishing campaigns, according to new research by cybersecurity firm Group-IB. […]

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[HackerNews] U.S. Proposes $1 Million Fine on Colonial Pipeline for Safety Violations After Cyberattack

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed a penalty of nearly $1 million to Colonial Pipeline for violating federal safety regulations, worsening the impact of the ransomware attack last year. The $986,400 penalty is the result of an inspection conducted by the regulator of the pipeline operator’s control […]

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[HackerNews] New Amazon Kindle Bug Could’ve Let Attackers Hijack Your eBook Reader

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Amazon earlier this April addressed a critical vulnerability in its Kindle e-book reader platform that could have been potentially exploited to take full control over a user’s device, resulting in the theft of sensitive information by just deploying a malicious e-book. “By sending Kindle users a single malicious e-book, a threat actor could have stolen […]

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