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Ransomware Operators Struck Another Pipeline Firm LineStar Integrity Services and Leaked 70GB of Data

Xing Team posted to its dark web site a collection of files stolen from LineStar Integrity Services, which provides auditing, compliance, maintenance, and technology services to pipeline customers.

The Bizarro Streaming Site That Hackers Built From Scratch

The BravoMovies campaign, spotted by researchers at security firm ProofPoint, has been around since at least early May. While many of its elements seem absurd at a glance, it shows just how far hackers are willing to go to ensnare their victims.

Apple Execs Chose to Keep a Hack of 128 Million iPhones Quiet

The infections were the result of legitimate developers writing apps using a counterfeit and malicious copy of Xcode, Apple’s iOS and OS X app development tool, dubbed XcodeGhost.
April 8, 2021

Hackers Are Exploiting Discord and Slack Links to Serve Up Malware

New research by Talos highlights how, over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, collaboration tools like Slack and, much more commonly, Discord have become handy mechanisms for cybercriminals.

11,877 Android Apps and 6,608 iOS Apps Leak Data Due to Cloud Misconfigurations

Researchers found misconfigurations in 14 percent of analyzed apps—11,877 Android apps and 6,608 iOS apps—exposing users' personal information, passwords, and even medical information.
February 25, 2021

Hackers Tied to Russia's GRU Targeted the US Grid for Years, Researchers Warn

In its annual report on the state of industrial control systems security, industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos names four new foreign hacker groups focused on critical infrastructure systems.

A Windows Defender Vulnerability Lurked Undetected for 12 Years

The flaw, discovered by researchers at the security firm SentinelOne, showed up in a driver that Windows Defender uses to delete the invasive files and infrastructure that malware can create.

Anti-Secrecy Activists DDoSecrets Publish a Terabyte of Ransomware Victims' Data

The DDoSecrets group is also offering to privately share an additional 1.9 terabytes of data from more than a dozen other firms with selected journalists or academic researchers.

Ransomware Is Headed Down a Dire Path

Though some researchers say that the scale and severity of ransomware attacks crossed a bright line in 2020, others describe this year as simply the next step in a gradual and predictable devolution.

Some UK Stores Are Using Facial Recognition to Track Shoppers

Branches of Co-op in the south of England have been using real-time facial recognition cameras to scan shoppers entering stores. It was quietly introduced for limited trials during the last 18 months.

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