[TheRecord] Black Hat apologizes for erasing ‘they’ pronoun from non-binary speaker’s bio

A technology law expert scheduled to give a talk on August 4 at Black Hat accused conference organizers of transphobia after removing their pronouns from a submitted speaker bio. Kendra Albert, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, is part of the panel for a Briefing called “Smashing the ML Stack for Fun […]

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[TheRecord] Some ransomware gangs lose interest in extortion sites

In late 2019, the ransomware group known as Maze pioneered a tactic that soon spread throughout the cybercrime underground: steal encrypted data and threaten to release it publicly unless a ransom is paid. But according to data collected from the sites these groups operate, the practice that’s sometimes referred to as “double extortion” appears to […]

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[TheRecord] Amazon fined $887 million over EU privacy violations

Luxembourg’s data privacy regulator hit tech giant Amazon with a €746 million fine ($887 million) over claims that the company’s processing of personal data did not comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. It is by far the largest-ever fine issued under the GDPR. Amazon disclosed the details about the Luxembourg National Commission […]

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[TheRecord] Google shuts down malicious ad posing as Brave browser but delivering malware

Internet surfers looking to download a copy of the Brave browser were fooled this week by a cleverly disguised ad that redirected them to a malicious website where they infected their systems with malware. The malicious website was located at bravė.com, where Brave was spelled with a Lithuanian small caps ė (with a dot on top) instead […]

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[TheRecord] Python team fixes bug that allowed takeover of PyPI repository

The Python security team has fixed today three vulnerabilities impacting the Python Package Index (PyPI), the official repository for Python libraries, including one that could have allowed a threat actor to take full control over the portal. The post Python team fixes bug that allowed takeover of PyPI repository appeared first on The Record by […]

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[TheRecord] US, UK, Australia issue joint advisory on today’s top exploited vulnerabilities

Cyber-security agencies from Australia, the UK, and the US have published a joint advisory today listing the most exploited security flaws throughout 2020 and 2021. The post US, UK, Australia issue joint advisory on today’s top exploited vulnerabilities appeared first on The Record by Recorded Future. Source: Read More (The Record by Recorded Future)

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[TheRecord] Israeli government raids NSO Group offices

Officials from multiple Israeli government agencies have raided today the offices of surveillance software vendor NSO Group, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced today. The post Israeli government raids NSO Group offices appeared first on The Record by Recorded Future. Source: Read More (The Record by Recorded Future)

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[TheRecord] New Android malware records smartphones via VNC to steal passwords

Security researchers have discovered a novel piece of Android malware that uses the VNC technology to record a victim’s smartphone screen in order to collect and steal their passwords. The post New Android malware records smartphones via VNC to steal passwords appeared first on The Record by Recorded Future. Source: Read More (The Record by […]

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[TheRecord] Cyber-attack on Iranian railway was a wiper incident, not ransomware

The cyber-attack that paralyzed Iran’s national railway system at the start of the month was caused by a disk-wiping malware strain named Meteor and not by a ransomware attack, according to research published by security firms Amnpardaz and SentinelOne, which managed to obtain a copy of the malware. The post Cyber-attack on Iranian railway was […]

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[TheRecord] Belarusian nationals arrested over ATM black-box attacks

Polish police officers have arrested this week two Belarusian nationals for stealing cash from ATMs using a technique known as a black-box attack. The post Belarusian nationals arrested over ATM black-box attacks appeared first on The Record by Recorded Future. Source: Read More (The Record by Recorded Future)

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