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Threat Actors Abusing Discord to Spread Malware

Infosecurity Magazine, Phil Muncaster
“As of now, any type of file, malicious or not, whose size is less than 8MB can be uploaded and sent via Discord. Because the file content isn’t analyzed, malware can be easily spread via Discord.” Read More

Sticky business: Ransomware hits U.S. candymaker ahead of Halloween

NBC News, Kevin Collier
“Ferrara…has been able to resume production only “in select manufacturing facilities. The spokesperson declined to say what percentage of orders it expected to fill before Halloween.” Read More

Telecommunications Providers Worldwide Are Targeted in Sophisticated Cyber-Espionage Campaign

Dark Reading, Jai Vijayan
“[LightBasin] is a pretty advanced actor. They have very bespoke tools that are meant to target the global telephony infrastructure and they are very good at what they do.” Read More

Acer hit with second cyberattack in less than a week, Taiwanese authorities notified

ZD Net, Jonathan Greig
“…Acer is way behind in its cybersecurity effects on protecting its data and is a global network of vulnerable servers.” Read More

US links $5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions to ransomware

Bleeping Computer, Sergiu Gatlan
“The total value of ransomware-related [Suspicious Activity Reports] from the first six months of 2021, $590 million, already exceeds the $416 million reported for the entire year of 2020.” Read More

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