800 arrests after police dupe crime groups into using backdoored phones

International law enforcement created a wildly popular encrypted messaging service for criminals. And then they listened in.

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A week in security (May 24 -30)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security and online privacy news, from May 24 to May 30.

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Insider threats: If it can happen to the FBI, it can happen to you

The FBI have run into trouble with an insider threat issue. What is an insider threat and how can businesses cope with this growing trend?

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Avaddon ransomware campaign prompts warnings from FBI, ACSC

ACSC and the FBI have issued warnings about an uptick in attacks using Ransom.Avaddon ransomware.

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Signal app insists it’s so private it can’t provide subpoenaed call data

Signal told investigators it could not comply with a legal request for user records and communications because the records do not exist.

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Patch now! NSA, CISA, and FBI warn of Russian intelligence exploiting 5 vulnerabilities

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have issued a joint advisory listing 5 specific vulnerabilities being used by the SVR against the US and its allies.

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FBI shuts down malware on hundreds of Exchange servers, opens Pandora’s box

The FBI has accessed hundreds of compromised Exchange servers and deleted web shells placed there by attackers, without asking their admins.

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FBI warns of increase in PYSA ransomware attacks targeting education

Big-game ransomware, PYSA (AKA Mespinoza) is targeting educational institutions in the US and UK.

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A week in security (November 23 – November 29)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 23 – 29, including Zoom, Spotify, and the IoT Cybersecurity Bill.

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Hospital ransomware: Gangs are back to target healthcare

With some countries and states heading back in to lockdown due to rising rates of COVID-19 infections, it seems horrible timing that hospital ransomware is back in the news.

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