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Cybersecurity M&A Deals Surge in First Half of June 2022: Nearly 30 cybersecurity M&A deals were announced in the first half of June 2022, the highest number since SecurityWeek has been tracking M&A activity. Read More

Staffing Firm Robert Half Says Hackers Targeted Over 1,000 Customer Accounts: HR consulting firm Robert Half says hackers have targeted more than 1,000 customer accounts that stored social security numbers and other personal information. Read More

Now On Demand: SecurityWeek Cloud Security Summit, Presented by Palo Alto Networks: All sessions from SecurityWeek's 2022 Cloud Security Summit, presented by Palo Alto Networks, are available on demand. Read More

Law Enforcement Dismantle Infrastructure of Russian 'RSOCKS' Botnet: Systems ensnared by RSOCKS were being abused to proxy internet traffic for the botnet operators’ customers. Read More

Details of Twice-Patched Windows RDP Vulnerability Disclosed: CyberArk shares details on a Windows Remote Desktop Services vulnerability that Microsoft had to patch twice. Read More

Exploited Vulnerability Patched in WordPress Plugin With Over 1 Million Installations: A critical vulnerability in the Ninja Forms plugin can be exploited to execute arbitrary code without authentication. Read More

Costa Rica Chaos a Warning That Ransomware Threat Remains: Experts believe developing countries will remain ripe targets for ransomware attacks, as they have invested in digitizing their economy and systems but don't have as sophisticated defenses as wealthier nations. Read More

'MaliBot' Android Malware Steals Financial, Personal Information: Disguised as a cryptocurrency miner, Malibot focuses on stealing financial information, cryptocurrency wallets, and personally identifiable information (PII). Read More

Volexity Blames 'DriftingCloud' APT For Sophos Firewall Zero-Day: Big-game malware hunters at Volexity call attention to a sophisticated Chinese APT caught recently exploiting a Sophos firewall zero-day to plant backdoors and launch man-in-the-middle attacks. Read More

Microsoft Dismisses False Reports About End of Patch Tuesday: Microsoft has dismissed reports about June 14 being the last Patch Tuesday, clarifying that the rollout of the Windows Autopatch service seems to be causing some confusion. Read More

Cisco Patches Critical Vulnerability in Email Security Appliance: Impacting both Email Security Appliance (ESA) and Secure Email and Web Manager, the bug could allow a remote attacker to bypass authentication and log in to the web interface of a vulnerable device. Read More

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