[HackerNews] Russia Arrests REvil Ransomware Gang Responsible for High-Profile Cyber Attacks

In an unprecedented move, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the country’s principal security agency, on Friday disclosed that it arrested several members belonging to the notorious REvil ransomware gang and neutralized its operations.
The surprise operation, which it said was carried out at the request of the U.S. authorities, saw the law enforcement agency conduct raids at 25 addresses

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[ZDNet] NSW Police using artificial intelligence to analyse CCTV footage

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[ZDNet] Biden signs memo ordering CISA and NIST to develop cybersecurity performance goals for critical infrastructure

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[TheRecord] Apple releases patches for NSO Group’s ForcedEntry zero-day

Apple has released security updates today to patch ForcedEntry, a professional exploit developed by Israeli spyware maker NSO Group, and which has been abused to hack into the phones of multiple activists since February this year. Patches are available today for macOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. Tracked as CVE-2021-30860, the ForcedEntry zero-day exploits a bug in CoreGraphics, an Apple component […]

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