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LockBit ransomware claims attack on Port of Lisbon in Portugal.

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    • DECEMBER 31, 2022
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LockBit ransomware claims attack on Port of Lisbon in Portugal

  • An cyberattack hitting the Port of Lisbon Administration (APL), the third-largest port in Portugal, on Christmas day has been claimed by the LockBit ransomware gang.

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    • DECEMBER 29, 2022
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Netgear warns users to patch recently fixed WiFi router bug

  • Netgear has fixed a high-severity vulnerability affecting multiple WiFi router models and advised customers to update their devices to the latest available firmware as soon as possible.

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Crypto platform 3Commas admits hackers stole API keys

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    • DECEMBER 29, 2022
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Hackers abuse Google Ads to spread malware in legit software

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Royal ransomware claims attack on Intrado telecom provider

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Ransomware attack at Louisiana hospital impacts 270,000 patients

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  •, one of the world's largest cryptocurrency mining pools, announced it was the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the theft of approximately $3 million worth of crypto assets belonging to both customers and the company.

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Hackers steal $8 million from users running trojanized BitKeep apps

  • Multiple BitKeep crypto wallet users reported that their wallets were emptied during Christmas after hackers triggered transactions that didn't require verification.

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EarSpy attack eavesdrops on Android phones via motion sensors

  • A team of researchers has developed an eavesdropping attack for Android devices that can, to various degrees, recognize the caller's gender and identity, and even discern private speech.



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