"ICQ messenger shuts down after almost 28 years."

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    • MAY 25, 2024
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  • ICQ messenger shuts down after almost 28 years

ICQ messenger shuts down after almost 28 years

  • The ICQ messaging app is shutting down on June 26th, marking the end of a much-beloved communication application.

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Hacker defaces spyware app’s site, dumps database and source code

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Microsoft Copilot fixed worldwide after 24 hour outage

  • After over a 24-hour outage, Microsoft's Bing, Copilot, and Copilot in Windows services are back online worldwide, with no information released as to what caused the problem.

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Cencora data breach exposes US patient info from 11 drug companies

  • Some of the largest drug companies in the world have disclosed data breaches due to a February 2024 cyberattack at Cencora, whom they partner with for pharmaceutical and business services.

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New ShrinkLocker ransomware uses BitLocker to encrypt your files

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Microsoft Office 2021 for Windows is only $50 for Memorial Day

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    • MAY 24, 2024
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  • Google Chrome

Google fixes eighth actively exploited Chrome zero-day this year

  • Google has released a new emergency security update to address the eighth zero-day vulnerability in Chrome browser confirmed to be actively exploited in the wild.

  • Windows Server

Microsoft pushes emergency fix for Windows Server 2019 update errors

  • Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band (OOB) update for Windows Server 2019 that fixes a bug causing 0x800f0982 errors when attempting to install the May 2024 Patch Tuesday security updates.

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JAVS courtroom recording software backdoored in supply chain attack

  • Attackers have backdoored the installer of widely used Justice AV Solutions (JAVS) courtroom video recording software with malware that lets them take over compromised systems.

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Microsoft spots gift card thieves using cyber-espionage tactics

  • Microsoft has published a "Cyber Signals" report sharing new information about the hacking group Storm-0539 and a sharp rise in gift card theft as we approach the Memorial Day holiday in the United States.

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    • MAY 23, 2024
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  • GitLab

High-severity GitLab flaw lets attackers take over accounts

  • GitLab patched a high-severity vulnerability that unauthenticated attackers could exploit to take over user accounts in cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.

  • Apple

Apple wasn’t storing deleted iOS photos in iCloud after all

  • Security researchers reverse-engineered Apple's recent iOS 17.5.1 update and found that a recent bug that restored images deleted months or even years ago was caused by an iOS bug and not an issue with iCloud.

  • Police Service of Northern Ireland PSNI

Northern Ireland police faces £750k fine after exposing staff info

  • UK's Information Commissioner Office (ICO) has announced the intention to impose a fine of £750,000 ($954,000) on the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) for exposing the entire workforce's personal details by inadvertently publishing a spreadsheet file online.

  • Why IT service desks can be open targets for threat actors

Why IT service desks can be open targets for threat actors

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    • MAY 23, 2024
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  • Microsoft

Microsoft outage affects Bing, Copilot, DuckDuckGo and ChatGPT internet search

  • A massive Microsoft outage in some regions affects, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, ChatGPT internet search and DuckDuckGo.

  • Windows 11

Windows 11 24H2 now rolling out to Release Preview Insiders

  • Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 24H2 to testers in the Release Preview Channel, confirming that it is in the final stages of testing.



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