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Black Friday 2023: Get 25% off the Zero2Automated malware analysis course

  • The popular Zero2Automated malware analysis and reverse-engineering course has a Black Friday 2023 through Cyber Monday sale, where you can get 25% off sitewide, including gift certificates and courses.

  • Court gavel

Kansas courts confirm data theft, ransom demand after cyberattack

  • The Kansas Judicial Branch has published an update on a cybersecurity incident it suffered last month, confirming that hackers stole sensitive files containing confidential information from its systems.

  • Laptop fingerprint

Windows Hello auth bypassed on Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo laptops

  • Security researchers bypassed Windows Hello fingerprint authentication on Dell Inspiron, Lenovo ThinkPad, and Microsoft Surface Pro X laptops in attacks exploiting security flaws found in the embedded fingerprint sensors.

  • Data Breach

Welltok data breach exposes data of 8.5 million US patients

  • Healthcare SaaS provider Welltok is warning that a data breach exposed the personal data of nearly 8.5 million patients in the U.S. after a file transfer program used by the company was hacked in a data theft attack.

  • North Korean hackers

Microsoft: Lazarus hackers breach CyberLink in supply chain attack

  • Microsoft says a North Korean hacking group has breached Taiwanese multimedia software company CyberLink and trojanized one of its installers to push malware in a supply chain attack targeting potential victims worldwide.

  • Botnet

New botnet malware exploits two zero-days to infect NVRs and routers

  • A new Mirai-based malware botnet named 'InfectedSlurs' has been exploiting two zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities to infect routers and video recorder (NVR) devices.

  • Black Friday

The Black Friday 2023 Security, IT, VPN, & Antivirus Deals

  • Black Friday 2023 is here, and great deals are live in computer security, software, online courses, system admin services, antivirus, and VPN software.

  • Cyberattack ddos network cybersecurity

Open-source Blender project battling DDoS attacks since Saturday

  • Blender has confirmed that recent site outages have been caused by ongoing DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks that started on Saturday.

  • AI assistant Copilot

Microsoft now rolling out Copilot to Windows 10 devices

  • Microsoft is now rolling out the Copilot AI assistant to eligible non-managed systems enrolled in the Windows Insider program and running Windows 10 22H2 Home and Pro editions.

  • INL

Hacktivists breach U.S. nuclear research lab, steal employee data

  • The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) confirms they suffered a cyberattack after 'SiegedSec' hacktivists leaked stolen human resources data online.

  • Data theft data breach hacker cyberattack

Malware dev says they can revive expired Google auth cookies

  • The Lumma information-stealer malware (aka 'LummaC2') is promoting a new feature that allegedly allows cybercriminals to restore expired Google cookies, which can be used to hijack Google accounts.

  • Microsoft

Microsoft launches Defender Bounty Program with $20,000 rewards

  • Microsoft has unveiled a new bug bounty program aimed at the Microsoft Defender security platform, with rewards between $500 and $20,000.

  • AutoZone

Auto parts giant AutoZone warns of MOVEit data breach

  • AutoZone is warning tens of thousands of its customers that it suffered a data breach as part of the Clop MOVEit file transfer attacks.

  • Linux

CISA orders federal agencies to patch Looney Tunables Linux bug

  • Today, CISA ordered U.S. federal agencies to secure their systems against an actively exploited vulnerability that lets attackers gain root privileges on many major Linux distributions.

  • Citrix Bleed

Citrix warns admins to kill NetScaler user sessions to block hackers

  • Citrix reminded admins today that they must take additional measures after patching their NetScaler appliances against the CVE-2023-4966 'Citrix Bleed' vulnerability to secure vulnerable devices against attacks.

  • Hacker red map

DarkGate and Pikabot malware emerge as Qakbot’s successors

  • A sophisticated phishing campaign pushing the DarkGate malware infections has recently added the PikaBot malware into the mix, making it the most advanced phishing campaign since the Qakbot operation was dismantled.



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