[SecurityWeek] Google Triples Bounty for Linux Kernel Exploitation

Google is sweetening the pot for bug bounty researchers finding and exploiting privilege escalation flaws in the Linux kernel.

Over the next three months, Google plans to shell out US$31,337 for privilege escalation exploits using an already patched vulnerability, and $50,337 for a zero-day kernel flaw or a novel exploitation technique.

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[ThreatPost] Crystal Valley Farm Coop Hit with Ransomware

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[SecurityWeek] Ireland’s Health Service Executive Held to Ransom by Conti Gang

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[TheRecord] Academics bypass PINs for Mastercard and Maestro contactless payments

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