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US State Department offering $10 million reward for state-backed hackers

ZDNet, Jonathan Greig
“The measure is aimed squarely at those participating in malicious cyber activities against US critical infrastructure…. In addition to ransomware, the notice mentions a number of other cyber violations and notes that it applies to government computers as well as those used in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce or communication.” Read More

Google: Russian Hackers Used LinkedIn to Deliver iPhone-Based Attack

PC Magazine UK, Michael Kan
“In this campaign, attackers used LinkedIn Messaging to target government officials from western European countries by sending them malicious links. If the target visited the link from an iOS device, they would be redirected to an attacker-controlled domain that served the next stage payloads.” Read More

These Iranian hackers posed as academics in a bid to steal email passwords

ZDNet, Danny Palmer
“…the campaign also compromised a university-affiliated website in an effort to deliver personalised credential harvesting pages to targets, under the guise of inviting them to speak in a webinar on Middle Eastern issues.” Read More

Fashion retailer Guess discloses data breach after ransomware attack

Bleeping Computer, Sergiu Gatlan
“The investigation determined that Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, passport numbers and/or financial account numbers may have been accessed or acquired.” Read More

Kaseya was warned about security flaws years ahead of ransomware attack

Engadget, Jon Fingas
“Employees reportedly complained that Kaseya was using old code, implemented poor encryption and even failed to routinely patch software.” Read More

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