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Catalin Cimpanu retweeted
What role did @Facebook play in the Rohingya genocide? Today, we’re releasing a lot more details on what was happening on - and with - Facebook in the years leading up to the Myanmar military clearance operations. 👉 rh.myanmarinternet.info/
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Catalin Cimpanu retweeted
Asia makes the best maps. Lmao at the soldiers tied to the tank in Russia
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Monday's RBN newsletter is out: -Interpol arrests scammers linked to Nigerian "Air Lords" crime syndicate -New Pegasus cases surface in Indonesia and Mexico -CISA to move to TLP 2.0 in November -Transit Swap hacked for $23mil -Diavol ransomware returns riskybiznews.substack.com/p/…
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Also: -Ransomware attack on Ghana's energy company results in power outages -Phisher arrested in Germany -Microsoft rewrites SmartScreen technology -US rep wins UN ITU election -Russia sets up cybercrime-fighting agency -Russia blocks Soundcloud
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Also: -Comm100 chat app supply chain attack -Phishing with Chromium's Application Mode -Poisoning Akamai's entire CDN cache -Report on REF2731 malspam campaigns, BlueSky and DJVU ransomware strains -Zscaler buys ShiftRight -Video on Google TAG's history piped.winscloud.net/watch?v=N7N4EC20…
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An analysis of the DJVU (STOP) ransomware "This threat is often seen with other malware, namely information stealers like RedLine." blogs.blackberry.com/en/2022…
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Elastic's security team has published a report on REF2731, a malware campaign that deploys the PARALLAX loader to install the Netwire RAT. elastic.co/security-labs/exp…
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Walmart's security team said it saw new attacks using the Diavol ransomware (developed by a former TrickBot member who is currently in custody. medium.com/walmartglobaltech…
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Suspected ransomware attack on Ghana's energy company results in power outages newsghana.com.gh/electricity…
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Catalin Cimpanu retweeted
BREAKING: journalists & human rights defenders hacked with #Pegasus in 🇲🇽#Mexico. Years *after* spyware scandals & new President's promise that abuses were over. THREAD 1/ Report by @R3Dmx ejercitoespia.r3d.mx/ We @citizenlab did forensic validation: citizenlab.ca/2022/10/new-pe…
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2/ Per @R3Dmx, #Pegasus victims were infected while working on: ❌Connections between Los Zetas Cartel & Mexican Army ❌Official misconduct in investigations into #Ayotzinapa forced disappearances ❌Human rights violations by Mexican Armed Forces. Chilling.
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SMBs trying to deal with a security breach for the first time
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Russia has blocked Soundcloud—most likely for hosting podcasts related to the Ukrainian war
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Catalin Cimpanu retweeted
Even ISIS is participating in refinement culture. Their new logo looks like a tech company's...what if ISIS is gearing up to mint an NFT?
omg guys what's happening
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If you want to know why HF blocks VPN's and proxies. This is why. If we didn't block the datacenters DDoS attacks would negatively effect HF performance on a regular basis.
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Analysis of the Transit Swap crypto-heist ($23 million stolen): nitter.winscloud.net/IM_23pds/status/… The hacker allegedly returned 70% of the stolen funds after Transit Swap said they identified some of the attacker's details:
在我们一起努力下,目前攻击者已经退还 70% 的被盗资金,加油~ @SlowMist_Team Thanks to our joint efforts, the attackers have now returned 70% of the stolen funds.
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Technical analysis on the BlueSky ransomware: yoroi.company/research/disse…
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CloudSEK previously linked this threat actor to a Russian national
Report and IOCs on the new BlueSky ransomware, which some believe might be connected to Conti CloudSEK said it also tracked down its operator to someone in Krasnodar, Russia cloudsek.com/threatintellige…
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Catalin Cimpanu retweeted
Episode just dropped. Excited that we can tell more of the story of TAG and proud of this team we've built to keep users safe and make attackers cry. EP001: Threat Analysis Group | HACKING GOOGLE piped.winscloud.net/watch?v=N7N4EC20… @billyleonard @t_gidwani
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