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Windows 10 to let admins control how optional updates are deployed

  • Microsoft announced a new policy that allows admins to control how optional updates are deployed on Windows 10 enterprise endpoints on their networks.

  • Hacker phones

FCC adopts new rules to protect consumers from SIM-swapping attacks

  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revealed new rules to shield consumers from criminals who hijack their phone numbers in SIM swapping attacks and port-out fraud.

  • Hacker VR Spyware Surveillance

Exploit for CrushFTP RCE chain released, patch now

  • A proof-of-concept exploit was publicly released for a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the CrushFTP enterprise suite, allowing unauthenticated attackers to access files on the server, execute code, and obtain plain-text passwords.

  • Google

Google shares plans for blocking third-party cookies in Chrome

  • Google has officially announced plans to gradually eliminate third-party cookies, a key aspect of its Privacy Sandbox initiative.

  • Citrix

The Week in Ransomware - November 17th 2023 - Citrix in the Crosshairs

  • Ransomware gangs target exposed Citrix Netscaler devices using a publicly available exploit to breach large organizations, steal data, and encrypt files.

  • Bloomberg Crypto X account snafu leads to Discord phishing attack

Bloomberg Crypto X account snafu leads to Discord phishing attack

  • The official Twitter account for Bloomberg Crypto was used earlier today to redirect users to a deceptive website that stole Discord credentials in a phishing attack.

  • Yamaha

Yamaha Motor confirms ransomware attack on Philippines subsidiary

  • Yamaha Motor's Philippines motorcycle manufacturing subsidiary was hit by a ransomware attack last month, resulting in the theft and leak of some employees' personal information.

  • Zimbra

Google: Hackers exploited Zimbra zero-day in attacks on govt orgs

  • Hackers leveraged a medium-severity security issue now identified as CVE-2023-37580 since June 29, nearly a month before the vendor addressed it in version 8.8.15 Patch 41of the software on July 25.

  • CISA

CISA warns of actively exploited Windows, Sophos, and Oracle bugs

  • The U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency has added to its catalog of known exploited vulnerabilities (KEV) three security issues that affect Microsoft devices, a Sophos product, and an enterprise solution from Oracle.

  • Hackers library

British Library: Ongoing outage caused by ransomware attack

  • The British Library confirmed that a ransomware attack is behind a major outage that is still affecting services across several locations.

  • Long Beach California

Long Beach, California turns off IT systems after cyberattack

  • The City of Long Beach in California is warning that they suffered a cyberattack on Tuesday that has led them to shut down portions of their IT network to prevent the attack's spread.

  • Spider

FBI shares tactics of notorious Scattered Spider hacker collective

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released an advisory about the evasive threat actor tracked as Scattered Spider, a loosely knit hacking collective that now collaborates with the ALPHV/BlackCat Russian ransomware operation..

  • mysql

MySQL servers targeted by 'Ddostf' DDoS-as-a-Service botnet

  • MySQL servers are being targeted by the 'Ddostf' malware botnet to enslave them for a DDoS-as-a-Service platform whose firepower is rented to other cybercriminals.

  • Toyota

Toyota confirms breach after Medusa ransomware threatens to leak data

  • Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has confirmed that it detected unauthorized access on some of its systems in Europe and Africa after Medusa ransomware claimed an attack on the company.

  • Copilot Windows

Microsoft confirms Copilot AI assistant coming to Windows 10

  • Microsoft will roll out the Copilot AI-powered assistant to Windows 10 systems enrolled in the Insider Program over the coming months.

  • Fortinet

Fortinet warns of critical command injection bug in FortiSIEM

  • Fortinet is alerting customers of a critical OS command injection vulnerability in FortiSIEM report server that could be exploited by remote, unauthenticated attackers to execute commands through specially crafted API requests.



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