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Russ Roberts (https://www.hawaiicybersecurityjournal.net).

Hackers email stolen student data to parents of Nevada school district

  • The Clark County School District (CCSD) in Nevada is dealing with a potentially massive data breach, as hackers email parents their children's' data that was allegedly stolen during a recent cyberattack.

  • Hacker
     

HackerOne paid ethical hackers over $300 million in bug bounties

  • HackerOne has announced that its bug bounty programs have awarded over $300 million in rewards to ethical hackers and vulnerability researchers since the platform's inception.

  • Pwn2Own Toronto
     

Hackers earn over $1 million for 58 zero-days at Pwn2Own Toronto

  • The Pwn2Own Toronto 2023 hacking competition has ended with security researchers earning $1,038,500 for 58 zero-day exploits (and multiple bug collisions) targeting consumer products between October 24 and October 27.

  • Hackers Datacenter
     

The Week in Ransomware - October 27th 2023 - Breaking Records

  • Ransomware attacks are increasing significantly, with reports indicating that last month was a record month for ransomware attacks in 2023.

  • Microsoft 365
     

Microsoft 365 users get workaround for ‘Something Went Wrong’ errors

  • Microsoft shared a workaround for a known Microsoft 365 issue triggering 'Something Went Wrong [1001]' sign-in errors and making desktop applications unusable for many customers.

  • Lazarus
     

Lazarus hackers breached dev repeatedly to deploy SIGNBT malware

  • The North Korean Lazarus hacking group repeatedly compromised a software vendor using flaws in vulnerable software despite multiple patches and warnings being made available by the developer.

  • F5
     

F5 fixes BIG-IP auth bypass allowing remote code execution attacks

  • A critical vulnerability in the F5 BIG-IP configuration utility, tracked as CVE-2023-46747, allows an attacker with remote access to the configuration utility to perform unauthenticated remote code execution.

  • Windows 11
     

Windows 11 KB5031455 preview update enables Moment 4 features by default

  • Microsoft has released the optional KB5031455 Preview cumulative update for Windows 11 22H2, which enables 72 new Moment 4 features by default and fixes 22 issues.

  • Windows 10
     

Windows 10 KB5031445 preview update fixes ctfmon.exe memory leak, 9 issues

  • Microsoft has released the optional KB5031445 Preview cumulative update for Windows 10 22H2 with nine improvements or fixes, including a fix for a memory leak in ctfmon.exe.

  • Octopus Okto Tempest
     

Microsoft: Octo Tempest is one of the most dangerous financial hacking groups

  • Microsoft has published a detailed profile of a native English-speaking threat actor with advanced social engineering capabilities it tracks as Octo Tempest, that targets companies in data extortion and ransomware attacks.

  • Android
     

Android adware apps on Google Play amass two million installs

  • Several malicious Google Play Android apps installed over 2 million times push intrusive ads to users while concealing their presence on the infected devices.

  • Police arrests hacker
     

Nigerian Police dismantle cybercrime recruitment, mentoring hub

  • The Nigerian Police Form has arrested six suspects and dismantled a mentoring hub linked to cybercrime activities, including business email compromise, romance, and investment scams.

  • Russian Bear France
     

France says Russian state hackers breached numerous critical networks

  • The Russian APT28 hacking group (aka 'Strontium' or 'Fancy Bear') has been targeting government entities, businesses, universities, research institutes, and think tanks in France since the second half of 2021.

  • Striped Fly
     

StripedFly malware framework infects 1 million Windows, Linux hosts

  • A sophisticated cross-platform malware platform named StripedFly flew under the radar of cybersecurity researchers for five years, infecting over a million Windows and Linux systems during that time.

  • DDoS
     

Cloudflare sees surge in hyper-volumetric HTTP DDoS attacks

  • The number of hyper-volumetric HTTP DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks recorded in the third quarter of 2023 surpasses every precedent, indicating that the field has entered a new chapter.

  • Apple CPU
     

New iLeakage attack steals emails, passwords from Apple Safari

  • Academic researchers created a new speculative side-channel attack they named iLeakage that works on all recent Apple devices and can extract sensitive information from the Safari web browser.

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