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  1. Nice people on LinkedIn want to harvest logins from politicians, boffins, and defense types

    The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NSCS) has warned of two similar spear-phishing campaigns, one originating from Russia, the other from Iran.…

  2. If you yell 'death to America' and no one watches the video, does it make a sound?

    Google's Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has burned more than 50,000 spammy fake news stories and other content posted by the pro-China 'Dragonbridge' gang.…

  3. If true, was it worth the $500k and prison jumpsuit?

    A man suspected of stealing personal data belonging to tens of millions of people worldwide and selling that info on cybercrime forums has been arrested by Dutch police.…

  4. You know when we all said quit using MD5? We really meant it

    Most Windows-powered datacenter systems and applications remain vulnerable to a spoofing bug in CryptoAPI that was disclosed by the NSA and the UK National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) and patched by Microsoft last year, according to Akamai's researchers.…

  5. More of them used by baddies since Redmond blocked VBA macros

    Microsoft in March will start blocking Excel XLL add-ins from the internet to shut down an increasingly popular attack vector for miscreants.…

  6. SANS Institute meets fast-growing demand for cyber security training in Latin America

    Sponsored Post  The scale of cybersecurity threats facing Latin America was brought into focus by recently when it published details of NICKEL, a "China-based threat actor". The malware was used to attack global organisations with "a large amount of activity" targeting Central and South America, including Mexico and Brazil.…

  7. Ongoing probe into cloud storage attack finds customer data exfiltrated

    Remote access outfit GoTo has admitted that a threat actor exfiltrated an encryption key that allowed access to "a portion" of encrypted backup files.…

  8. You know the drill: patch before criminals use these bugs in vRealize to sniff your systems

    VMware has issued fixes for four vulnerabilities, including two critical 9.8-rated remote code execution bugs, in its vRealize Log Insight software. …

  9. Also: Yay for Data Privacy Day!

    Apple has issued an emergency patch for older kit to fix a WebKit security flaw that Cupertino warns is under active attack.…

  10. Heavily hyped tech bound for some sort of milestone by decade end

    Research conducted by Fujitsu suggests there is no need to panic about quantum computers being able to decode encrypted data – this is unlikely to happen in the near future, it claims.…

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