Log4j: Just How Screwed Are We?

A vulnerability in a widely used Apache library has caused Internet-wide chaos—and the trouble may just be starting.

Well, it’s certainly been a year for cyber debacles, so, sure, why not tie things off with a nice, fat security vulnerability that affects almost everything on the internet? That sounds about right.

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How Cybercriminals Are Using Bitcoin’s Blockchain to Make Botnets Stronger Than Ever

 

Last week, Google announced that it had partially disrupted the operations of a massive botnet—a gargantuan network of over one million malware-infected Windows computers. In the world of cybersecurity, that would be news on its own, but this particular network was using an alarming blockchain integration that makes it tough to beat.

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Evil Corp: A Deep Dive Into One of the World’s Most Notorious Hacker Groups

Digital illustration of the Guy Fawkes mask.

Evil Corp has carried out several sophisticated attacks since it first burst onto the online scene. But just how dangerous are they?

In 2019, the United States Justice Department filed charges against Russian national Maksim Yakubets, offering a $5 million reward for information leading to his arrest.

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New MosaicLoader malware targets software pirates via online ads

New MosaicLoader malware targets software pirates via online ads

You gotta be a newbie to fall for this BS…. but it is a lot of dumb lazy asses in the world these days…. smh

 

An ongoing worldwide campaign is pushing new malware dubbed MosaicLoader camouflaged as cracked software via search engine advertising to infect wannabe software pirates’ systems.

MosaicLoader is a malware downloader designed by its creators to deploy more second-stage payloads on infected systems, as Bitdefender researchers revealed in a report published today and shared with BleepingComputer last week.

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FBI Had REvil’s Kaseya Ransomware Decryption Key for Weeks: Report

Feds just businesses floating in the wind…. is anyone surprised???

The Kaseya ransomware attack, which occurred in July and affected as many as 1,500 companies worldwide, was a big, destructive mess—one of the largest and most unwieldy of its kind in recent memory. But new information shows the FBI could have lightened the blow victims suffered but chose not to.

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In 1988, A College Kid’s Screw-Up Changed The Internet Forever

This is a wild ass story about how the Net used to be VERY vulnerable….

On the evening of November 2, 1988, in a quiet computer lab at MIT, a student majorly screwed up.

Robert Tappan Morris, a 23-year-old computer science student at Cornell University, had written 99 lines of code and launched the program onto the ARPANET, the early foundation of the Internet. Unbeknownst to him, he had just unleashed one of the Internet’s first self-replicating, self-propagating worm – “the Morris Worm” – and it would change the way we saw the Internet forever.

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Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack — Krebs on Security

I find it hilarious that AmeriKKa doesn’t recognize China is their biggest threat and enemy… who they owe money AND outsourced our middle class to in the 90s & 00s…..

The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies. The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and “supply chain” attacks to steal data from companies and their customers. One of the alleged hackers was first profiled here in 2012 as the owner of a Chinese antivirus firm.

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