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Hive! Hive! Hive! Ransomware site submerged by FBI

On January 26, 2023, the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) released details about a disruption campaign against the Hive ransomware group. The disruption campaign has reportedly had access to Hive's infrastructure since July of 2022. Its access became public on Thursday when Hive's dark web began showing a notice that “this hidden site has been...

Update vRealize now! VMware patches critical RCE vulnerabilities

VMware has issued a security advisory for vRealize Log Insight that covers four vulnerabilities reported privately by the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). Two of these vulnerabilities are rated as critical. The issues have been fixed on vRealize Log Insight 8.10.2, so users should upgrade to the latest version. For administrators that are unable or unwilling...

5 facts about Vice Society, the ransomware group wreaking havoc on the education sector

Move over Lockbit, there's a new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) player in town attacking the education sector—and its name is Vice Society. Vice Society is believed to be a Russian-based intrusion, exfiltration, and extortion group. And their ideal prey? You guessed it: universities, colleges, and K-12 schools. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...

CISA releases advice on how to safeguard K–12 organizations

To help K–12 schools and school districts in their struggle against cybercrime the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released the report, Protecting Our Future: Partnering to Safeguard K–12 organizations from Cybersecurity Threats. A cybersecurity incident can significantly impact a school or district’s ability to carry...

WhatsApp hijackers take over your account while you sleep

Late last week, Twitter user Zuk (@ihackbanme) tweeted an issue about WhatsApp that has the potential to turn heads. The recent WhatsApp accounts takeover is simple and genius. This is how it works:You're sleeping.A "hacker" tries to login to your account via WhatsApp.You get a text message with a pincode that says "Do not share this".You don't...

"2.6 million DuoLingo account entries" up for sale

Not a week goes by where we don’t see an example of data scraping causing concern for both business and folks at home. The latest target happens to be popular language platform DuoLingo, who is currently digging into a forum post concerning data related to its customer accounts. Scraping data for fun and profit, but mostly profit From the forum...

Video game playing FISH live streams credit card 'theft'

A fish is in hot water (metaphorically speaking) after having performed some incredible antics on a video game live stream. The fish, known for playing popular video game titles to completion on live streams, decided to take that whole gamer lifestyle thing a little too far and went on a rip-roaring crime rampage which came to a grand total of about...

Consumer privacy and social media

Looking at the privacy related stories of 2022, it’s not hard to see that much of the focus was on the social media giants. Banning TikTok is slowly becoming a trend among US states. Google and Facebook’s owner Meta was fined on several occasions for amounts that would have put other companies out of business, and Twitter fell victim to a power struggle...

Grand Theft Auto 5 exploit allows cheaters to tamper with your data

Yesterday I spent some time helping to fix a relative’s gaming PC. Their gaming data tied to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTAV) had somehow become corrupted and was no longer functional. I managed to repair the account and restore everything back to the way it was, but this isn’t the end of the story. There’s a possibility that my relative has been...

Own an older iPhone? Check you're on the latest version to avoid this bug

In December, 2022, we warned our readers about an actively exploited vulnerability in Apple’s WebKit. Back then we wondered why Apple specifically stated that the issue may have been actively exploited against versions of iOS released before iOS 15.1. At the time, our resident Apple expert Thomas Reed said that Apple has been known to release fixes...

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