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The Week in Ransomware - October 15th 2021 - Disrupting ransoms

Par : Lawrence Abrams
This week, senior officials from over thirty countries held virtual conferences on disrupting ransomware operations and attacks. [...]
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US links $5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has identified roughly $5.2 billion worth of outgoing Bitcoin transactions likely tied to the top 10 most commonly reported ransomware variants. [...]
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New Windows 10 KB5006670 update breaks network printing

Par : Lawrence Abrams
Windows 10 users and administrators report widescale network printing issues after installing the KB5006670 cumulative update and other updates released this week. [...]
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Twitch downplays this month's hack, says it had minimal impact

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
In an update regarding this month's security incident, Twitch downplayed the breach saying that it had minimal impact and it only affected a small number of users. [...]
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Accenture confirms data breach after August ransomware attack

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
Global IT consultancy giant Accenture confirmed that LockBit ransomware operators stole data from its systems during an attack that hit the company's systems in August 2021. [...]
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Russian cybercrime gang targets finance firms with stealthy macros

Par : Bill Toulas
A new phishing campaign dubbed MirrorBlast is deploying weaponized Excel documents that are extremely difficult to detect to compromise financial service organizations [...]
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Brave web browser will add bounce tracking privacy protection

Par : Bill Toulas
Brave, the privacy-conscious web browser, has announced plans to introduce additional privacy protections against 'bounce tracking,' a newer form of tracking that is not currently blocked by the browser. [...]
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Microsoft tests smarter delivery for Windows 11 update improvements

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
Microsoft is testing a new method to deliver Windows update improvements starting with Insiders in the Dev Channel running Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22478. [...]
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Governments worldwide to crack down on ransomware payment channels

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
Senior officials from 31 countries and the European Union said that their governments would take action to disrupt the cryptocurrency payment channels used by ransomware gangs to finance their operations. [...]
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Canonical launches Ubuntu 21.10 for desktop and server

Par : Bill Toulas
The latest version of the world's most popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu 21.10, codenamed 'Impish Indy', has landed on Canonical's download channels.  [...]
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US government discloses more ransomware attacks on water plants

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities have been breached multiple times in ransomware attacks during the last two years according to joint advisory published by US government agencies on Thursday. [...]
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WhatsApp rolls out iOS, Android end-to-end encrypted chat backups

Par : Lawrence Abrams
​WhatsApp is rolling out end-to-end encrypted chat backups on iOS and Android to prevent anyone from accessing your chats, regardless of where they are stored. [...]
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Microsoft releases Linux version of the Windows Sysmon tool

Par : Lawrence Abrams
Microsoft has released a Linux version of the very popular Sysmon system monitoring utility for Windows, allowing Linux administrators to monitor devices for malicious activity.  [...]
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FTC fires warning shot at 700 leading companies about fake reviews

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says it will fine companies for using fake online reviews or other deceptive endorsements to deceive their customers. [...]
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University of Sunderland announces outage following cyberattack

Par : Bill Toulas
The University of Sunderland in the UK has announced extensive operational issues that have taken most of its IT systems down, attributing the problem to a cyber-attack.  [...]
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DocuSign phishing campaign targets low-ranking employees

Par : Bill Toulas
Phishing actors are following a new trend of targeting non-executive employees but who still have access to valuable areas within an organization. [...]
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Google sent 50,000 warnings of state-sponsored attacks in 2021

Par : Sergiu Gatlan
Google said today that it sent roughly 50,000 alerts of state-sponsored phishing or hacking attempts to customers during 2021, a considerable increase compared to the previous year. [...]
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Malicious Chrome ad blocker injects ads behind the scenes

Par : Bill Toulas
The AllBlock Chromium ad blocking extension has been found to be injecting hidden affiliate links that generate commissions for the developers. [...]
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Belarus: Joining banned Telegram channels will land you in prison

Par : Bill Toulas
Belarusian law enforcement has published a list of Telegram channels that are now considered extremist and warned people that merely joining them would be punishable by up to seven years of imprisonment. [...]
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