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Russian Hackers Are Trying to Brute-Force Hundreds of Networks

Wired, Andy Greenberg
“This lengthy brute force campaign to collect and exfiltrate data, access credentials and more, is likely ongoing, on a global scale.” Read More

Salvation Army Hit by Ransomware Attack

Infosecurity Magazine, James Coker
“The Christian charity is thought to be negotiating with the attackers over the siphoned data. Thankfully, the charity said that none of its services for vulnerable people had been affected.” Read More

Data for 700M LinkedIn Users Posted for Sale in Cyber-Underground

Threat Post, Tara Seals
“It is not uncommon to see such data sets being used to send personalized phishing emails, extort ransom or earn money on the Dark Web – especially now that many hackers target job seekers on LinkedIn with bogus job offers, infecting them with a backdoor trojan.” Read More

Hackers are investing in each other’s operations—just like VCs invest in startups

Fast Company, Steven Melendez
“Everybody’s trying to innovate, even the criminals.” Read More

Mercedes-Benz data breach exposes SSNs, credit card numbers

Bleeping Computer, Ax Sharma
“The vendor who notified Mercedez-Benz of the data breach states that the exposed information included: self-reported customer credit scores, driver license numbers, Social Security numbers (SSNs), credit card numbers, and dates of birth.” Read More

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