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Alleged Vault 7 leaker was busted because of basic security blunders

The FBI has indicted the ex-CIA agent allegedly behind the Vault 7 mega-leak of his former employer’s cyber weapons.

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) … 813 more words


FBI arrests 74 in global Business Email Compromise takedown

Finally, after years of laughing in the face of a growing list of mainly SMB victims, Business Email Compromise (BEC) criminals appear to have taken one on the chin. 542 more words


The Google Pixelbook power button is now a 2FA token

If you own a Google Pixelbook, intriguing news –  it appears the power button can now double as an alternative to using U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) tokens for two-factor authentication (2FA). 612 more words


Check your router - list of routers affected by VPNFilter just got bigger

The VPNFilter router malware, a giant-sized IoT botnet revealed two weeks ago, just went from bad to somewhat worse.

Originally thought to affect 15-20 mostly home/Soho routers and NAS devices made by Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, TP-Link, and QNAP, … 651 more words


Oh the irony! When cybercriminals are rubbish at cybersecurity

The Owari DDoS botnet, built by knocking over weakly-secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has had a bad week.

The disruption of a botnet is always cause for celebration but it’s the reason behind Owari’s hiccup that might linger longer in the memory. 252 more words


Cloudflare mistakes own DNS for DDoS attack

When is a DDoS attack not a DDoS attack?

In the case of Cloudflare’s much-vaunted and recently-launched DNS service, the answer is when the company diligently starts blocking a DDoS event which turns out to have been caused by something much closer to home. 544 more words


Acoustic attacks can blue-screen computers

Hard disk drives (HDDs), as anyone who has owned enough of them will know, occasionally go bad.

The main problems are thermal stress (e.g. repeated heating/cooling, especially in laptops) and the physical shock of being dropped or knocked. 630 more words