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  • Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Trackers

    A new bioadhesive makes it easier to attach trackers to squid. Note: the article does not discuss squid privacy rights. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting guidelines here. Read More

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  • How To Teach Your Kids About Deepfakes

    Is it real? Is it fake?  Deepfake technology has certainly made everything far more complicated online. How do you know for sure what’s real? Can you actually trust anything anymore? Recently, a Hong Kong company lost A$40 million in a deepfake scam after an employee transferred money following a video call with a scammer who…

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  • Alarming Decline in Cybersecurity Job Postings in the US

    This drop represents a direct threat to US national cybersecurity infrastructure, said CyberSN representatives in their report Read More

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  • Akira Ransomware Group Rakes in $42m, 250 Organizations Impacted

    A joint advisory from Europol and US and Dutch government agencies estimated that Akira made around $42m in ransomware proceeds from March 2023 to January 2024 Read More

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  • Quishing Attacks Jump Tenfold, Attachment Payloads Halve

    The figures come from Egress’s latest report, which also suggests secure email gateways lag behind tech advancements Read More

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  • Russia’s Sandworm Upgraded to APT44 by Google’s Mandiant

    Mandiant has confirmed that Sandworm is responsible for many cyber-attacks against Ukraine has close ties with a Russian hacktivist group Read More

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  • New Cyber-Threat MadMxShell Exploits Typosquatting and Google Ads

    Zscaler also confirmed MadMxShell uses DLL sideloading and DNS tunneling for C2 communication Read More

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  • Change Healthcare data for sale on dark web as fallout from ransomware attack spirals out of control

    February’s crippling ransomware attack against Change Healthcare, which saw prescription orders delayed across the United States, continues to have serious consequences. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog. Read More

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  • 3.5 million Omni Hotel guest details held to ransom by Daixin Team

    The international hotel chain Omni Hotels & Resorts has confirmed that a cyber attack last month saw it shut down its systems, with hackers stealing personal information about its customers. Read more in my article on the Exponential-E blog. Read More

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  • Police smash LabHost international fraud network, 37 arrested

    Police have successfully infiltrated and disrupted the fraud platform “LabHost”, used by more than 2,000 criminals to defraud victims worldwide. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog. Read More

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