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U.S. Court Orders NSO Group to Hand Over Pegasus Spyware Code to WhatsApp (Sat, 02 Mar 2024)
A U.S. judge has ordered NSO Group to hand over its source code for Pegasus and other products to Meta as part of the social media giant's ongoing litigation against the Israeli spyware vendor. The decision, which marks a major legal victory for Meta, which filed the lawsuit in October 2019 for using its infrastructure to distribute the spyware to approximately
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U.S. Charges Iranian Hacker, Offers $10 Million Reward for Capture (Fri, 01 Mar 2024)
The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday unsealed an indictment against an Iranian national for his alleged involvement in a multi-year cyber-enabled campaign designed to compromise U.S. governmental and private entities. More than a dozen entities are said to have been targeted, including the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State, defense contractors that support U.S. Department of
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New Phishing Kit Leverages SMS, Voice Calls to Target Cryptocurrency Users (Fri, 01 Mar 2024)
A novel phishing kit has been observed impersonating the login pages of well-known cryptocurrency services as part of an attack cluster codenamed CryptoChameleon that’s designed to primarily target mobile devices. “This kit enables attackers to build carbon copies of single sign-on (SSO) pages, then use a combination of email, SMS, and voice phishing to trick the target into sharing
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4 Instructive Postmortems on Data Downtime and Loss (Fri, 01 Mar 2024)
More than a decade ago, the concept of the ‘blameless’ postmortem changed how tech companies recognize failures at scale. John Allspaw, who coined the term during his tenure at Etsy, argued postmortems were all about controlling our natural reaction to an incident, which is to point fingers: “One option is to assume the single cause is incompetence and scream at engineers to make them
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New BIFROSE Linux Malware Variant Using Deceptive VMware Domain for Evasion (Fri, 01 Mar 2024)
Cybersecurity researchers have discovered a new Linux variant of a remote access trojan (RAT) called BIFROSE (aka Bifrost) that uses a deceptive domain mimicking VMware. "This latest version of Bifrost aims to bypass security measures and compromise targeted systems," Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers Anmol Maurya and Siddharth Sharma said. BIFROSE is one of the long-standing
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