"Home Depot confirms third-party data breach exposed employee info."

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    • APRIL 08, 2024
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  • Notepad++

Notepad++ wants your help in "parasite website" shutdown

  • The Notepad++ project is seeking the public's help in taking down a copycat website that closely impersonates Notepad++ but is not affiliated with the project. There is some concern that it could pose security threats—for example, if it starts pushing malicious releases or spam someday either deliberately or as a result of a hijack.

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The new features coming in Windows 11 24H2, expected this fall

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  • Home Depot

Home Depot confirms third-party data breach exposed employee info

  • Home Depot has confirmed that it suffered a data breach after one of its SaaS vendors mistakenly exposed a small sample of limited employee data, which could potentially be used in targeted phishing attacks.

  • Windows

New Windows driver blocks software from changing default web browser

  • Microsoft is now using a Windows driver to prevent users from changing the configured Windows 10 and Windows 11 default browser through software or by manually modifying the Registry.

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    • APRIL 07, 2024
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  • Hospital

US Health Dept warns hospitals of hackers targeting IT help desks

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) warns that hackers are now using social engineering tactics to target IT help desks across the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) sector.

  • D-Link

Over 92,000 exposed D-Link NAS devices have a backdoor account

  • A threat researcher has disclosed a new arbitrary command injection and hardcoded backdoor flaw in multiple end-of-life D-Link Network Attached Storage (NAS) device models.

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    • APRIL 06, 2024
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  • Windows

Recent Windows updates break Microsoft Connected Cache delivery

  • Microsoft says Windows 10 updates released since the start of the year are breaking Microsoft Connected Cache (MCC) node discovery on enterprise networks.

  • VMware lock encrypted

The Week in Ransomware - April 5th 2024 - Virtual Machines under Attack

  • Ransomware attacks targeting VMware ESXi and other virtual machine platforms are wreaking havoc among the enterprise, causing widespread disruption and loss of services.

  • Ivanti

New Ivanti RCE flaw may impact 16,000 exposed VPN gateways

  • Approximately 16,500 Ivanti Connect Secure and Poly Secure gateways exposed on the internet are likely vulnerable to a remote code execution (RCE) flaw the vendor addressed earlier this week.

  • Windows

Microsoft fixes Windows Sysprep issue behind 0x80073cf2 errors

Fake Facebook MidJourney AI page promoted malware to 1.2 million people

  • Hackers are using Facebook advertisements and hijacked pages to promote fake Artificial Intelligence services, such as MidJourney, OpenAI's SORA and ChatGPT-5, and DALL-E, to infect unsuspecting users with password-stealing malware.

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Acuity confirms hackers stole non-sensitive govt data from GitHub repos

  • Acuity, a federal contractor that works with U.S. government agencies, has confirmed that hackers breached its GitHub repositories and stole documents containing old and non-sensitive data.

  • Panera

Panera Bread week-long IT outage caused by ransomware attack

  • Panera Bread's recent week-long outage was caused by a ransomware attack, according to people familiar with the matter and emails seen by BleepingComputer.

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    • APRIL 05, 2024
    • 07:16 AM
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  • Malware

New Latrodectus malware replaces IcedID in network breaches

  • A relatively new malware called Latrodectus is believed to be an evolution of the IcedID loader, seen in malicious email campaigns since November 2023.

  • Malware Phishing

Visa warns of new JSOutProx malware variant targeting financial orgs

  • Visa is warning about a spike in detections for a new version of the JsOutProx malware targeting financial institutions and their customers.

  • Outlook

Microsoft fixes Outlook security alerts bug caused by December updates

  • Microsoft has fixed an issue that triggers erroneous Outlook security alerts when opening .ICS calendar files after installing the December 2023 Outlook Desktop security updates



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