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Ransomware Took Heavy Toll on US in 2020: Researchers

Ransomware attacks took a heavy toll on the United States last year with more than 2,000 victims in government, education and health care, security researchers say in a new report.

Oracle's January 2021 CPU Contains 329 New Security Patches

The January 2021 CPU also includes fixes for CVE-2020-14750, an exploited vulnerability in WebLogic Server, which Oracle addressed with the release of an out-of-band update on November 1, 2020.

Scanning Activity Detected After Release of Exploit for Critical SAP SolMan Flaw

The flaw is a missing authorization check in the EEM Manager component of SolMan, which could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute operating system commands on hosts, as the SMDAgent.

LuckyBoy Multi-stage Malvertising Campaign Targets iOS, Android, XBox Users

Should it run on a target environment, the malware executes a tracking pixel programmed to redirect the user to malicious content, including phishing pages and fake software updates.

Hundreds of Networks Still Host Devices Infected With VPNFilter Malware

The VPNFilter malware is still present in hundreds of networks and malicious actors could take control of the infected devices, according to researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

Chrome 88 Drops Flash, Patches Critical Vulnerability

The new browser iteration arrives with patches for a total of 36 vulnerabilities. The flaws can be exploited if the user visits or is redirected to a specially crafted webpage.

Researchers Earn $50,000 for Hacking Apple Servers

Jaiswal and Maini said their research focused on Apple hosts running a content management system (CMS) powered by Lucee, an open-source scripting language designed for developing web applications.

Data Security Startup Qohash Raises $6 Million

Canadian data security startup Qohash this week announced it raised CAD 8 million (approximately USD $6.3 million) in Series A funding. The financing was led by FINTOP Capital.

Rob Joyce Appointed Director of Cybersecurity at NSA

The U.S. National Security Agency on Friday announced that Rob Joyce, an official who is highly respected in the cybersecurity community, has been named the agency’s new director of cybersecurity.

Vulnerability Exposes F5 BIG-IP Systems to Remote DoS Attacks

According to F5 Networks, the vulnerability is related to a component named Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM), which processes all load-balanced traffic on BIG-IP systems.

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