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Telegram is down with "Connecting" error

  • Telegram users are currently experiencing issues worldwide, with users unable to use the website and mobile apps.

  • Hacker

Fake job interviews target developers with new Python backdoor

  • A new campaign tracked as "Dev Popper" is targeting software developers with fake job interviews in an attempt to trick them into installing a Python remote access trojan (RAT).

  • Microsoft

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  • If you work in IT, you're working with Microsoft. This 11-course Microsoft exam prep training bundle gets you ready to be certified by the company itself for $79.99, $350 off the $429 MSRP.

    • APRIL 26, 2024
    • 07:19 AM
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  • Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente: Data breach may impact 13.4 million patients

  • Healthcare service provider Kaiser Permanente disclosed a data security incident that may impact 13.4 million people in the United States.

  • FBI

FBI warns against using unlicensed crypto transfer services

  • The FBI has warned today that using unlicensed cryptocurrency transfer services can result in financial loss if these platforms are taken down by law enforcement.

  • Hospital cyberattack

LA County Health Services: Patients' data exposed in phishing attack

  • ​The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services disclosed a data breach after thousands of patients' personal and health information was exposed in a data breach resulting from a recent phishing attack impacting over two dozen employees.

  • Sinkhole

Researchers sinkhole PlugX malware server with 2.5 million unique IPs

  • Researchers have sinkholed a command and control server for a variant of the PlugX malware and observed in six months more than 2.5 million connections from unique IP addresses.

  • Surface Laptop 4

Save money and the planet with $140+ off this refurbished Surface laptop

  • This refurbished Microsoft Surface 4 laptop, packed with security features and processing power, all for less than $570.

    • APRIL 25, 2024
    • 02:11 PM
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  • Reddit

Reddit down in major outage blocking access to web, mobile apps

  • Reddit is investigating a major outage blocking users worldwide from accessing the social network's websites and mobile apps.

  • CrushFTP

Over 1,400 CrushFTP servers vulnerable to actively exploited bug

  • ​Over 1,400 CrushFTP servers exposed online were found vulnerable to attacks currently targeting a critical severity server-side template injection (SSTI) vulnerability previously exploited as a zero-day.

  • WordPress

WP Automatic WordPress plugin hit by millions of SQL injection attacks

  • Hackers have started to target a critical severity vulnerability in the WP Automatic plugin for WordPress to create user accounts with administrative privileges and to plant backdoors for long-term access.

  • Coder Programmer

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    • APRIL 25, 2024
    • 07:14 AM
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  • Android-final

New Brokewell malware takes over Android devices, steals data

  • Security researchers have discovered a new Android banking trojan they named Brokewell that can capture every event on the device, from touches and information displayed to text input and the applications the user launches.

  • Hackers cryptocurrency

US charges Samourai cryptomixer founders for laundering $100 million

  • Keonne Rodriguez and William Lonergan Hill have been charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for laundering more than $100 million from various criminal enterprises through Samourai, a cryptocurrency mixer service they ran for nearly a decade.

  • Progress

Maximum severity Flowmon bug has a public exploit, patch now

  • Proof-of-concept exploit code has been released for a top-severity security vulnerability in Progress Flowmon, a tool for monitoring network performance and visibility.

  • Sams Club

A one-year Sam's Club membership is only $14 now

  • Make your monthly budget last by getting more of your shopping done under one roof. For a limited time, you can get a One-Year Sam's Club Membership for $14. 

    • APRIL 24, 2024
    • 02:09 PM
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  • Cisco

ArcaneDoor hackers exploit Cisco zero-days to breach govt networks

  • ​Cisco warned today that a state-backed hacking group has been exploiting two zero-day vulnerabilities in Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) firewalls since November 2023 to breach government networks worldwide.

  • Google Meet

Google Meet opens client-side encrypted calls to non Google users

  • Google is updating the client-side encryption mechanism for Google Meet to allow external participants, including those without Google accounts, to join encrypted calls.

  • Windows 11 laptop

Windows 11 KB5036980 update goes live with Start Menu ads

  • ​Microsoft has enabled Start menu ads in the optional KB5036980 preview cumulative update for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2.

  • FTC

Ring customers get $5.6 million in privacy breach settlement

  • The Federal Trade Commission is sending $5.6 million in refunds to Ring users whose private video feeds were accessed without consent by Amazon employees and contractors, or had their accounts and devices hacked because of insufficient security protections.



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