Apple Issues Urgent Updates to Fix New Zero-Day Linked to Pegasus Spyware – Tempemail

Apple has released iOS 14.8, iPadOS 14.8, watchOS 7.6.2, macOS Big Sur 11.6, and Safari 14.1.2 to fix two actively exploited vulnerabilities, one of which defeated extra security protections built into the operating system. The list of two flaws is as follows – CVE-2021-30858 (WebKit) – A use after free Continue Reading

Experts Uncover Several C&C Servers Linked to WellMess Malware – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Friday unmasked new command-and-control (C2) infrastructure belonging to the Russian threat actor tracked as APT29, aka Cozy Bear, that has been spotted actively serving WellMess malware as part of an ongoing attack campaign. More than 30 C2 servers operated by the Russian foreign intelligence have been uncovered, Continue Reading

New Study Warns of Security Threats Linked to Recycled Phone Numbers – Tempemail

A new academic study has highlighted a number of privacy and security pitfalls associated with recycling mobile phone numbers that could be abused to stage a variety of exploits, including account takeovers, conduct phishing and spam attacks, and even prevent victims from signing up for online services. Nearly 66% of Continue Reading

Amazon’s warehouse boom linked to health hazards in America’s most polluted region | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Amazon has dramatically expanded its warehouses in southern California in the past year, part of an effort to speed up deliveries during the pandemic’s online shopping boom. But new research raises concerns about pollution and other environmental harms from the logistics sector Continue Reading

Researchers Unveil New Linux Malware Linked to Chinese Hackers – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday shed light on a new sophisticated backdoor targeting Linux endpoints and servers that’s believed to be the work of Chinese nation-state actors. Dubbed “RedXOR” by Intezer, the backdoor masquerades as a polkit daemon, with similarities found between the malware and those previously associated with the Winnti Continue Reading

Authorities Seize Dark-Web Site Linked to the Netwalker Ransomware – Tempemail

U.S. and Bulgarian authorities this week took control of the dark web site used by the NetWalker ransomware cybercrime group to publish data stolen from its victims. “We are striking back against the growing threat of ransomware by not only bringing criminal charges against the responsible actors, but also disrupting Continue Reading

Researchers Discover Raindrop — 4th Malware Linked to the SolarWinds Attack – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers have unearthed a fourth new malware strain—designed to spread the malware onto other computers in victims’ networks—which was deployed as part of the SolarWinds supply chain attack disclosed late last year. Dubbed “Raindrop” by Broadcom-owned Symantec, the malware joins the likes of other malicious implants such as Sunspot, Continue Reading

Code deployed in US cyber-attack linked to suspected Russian hackers | Espionage

A Moscow-based cybersecurity company has reported that some of the malicious code employed against the US government in a cyber-attack last month overlaps with code previously used by suspected Russian hackers. The findings by Kaspersky investigators may provide the first public evidence to support accusations from Washington that Moscow was Continue Reading

Facebook’s QAnon ban omits high-profile Australians linked to conspiracy theory | QAnon- Tempemail

High-profile Australians linked to QAnon will remain untouched by Facebook’s crackdown on the conspiracy theory because the ban does not extend to individual posts, the social media giant has conceded. But experts say Facebook’s announcement overnight that it would significantly escalate attempts to combat misinformation on the site by removing Continue Reading

US thinktank linked to Google donations criticised ‘problematic’ ACCC digital media inquiry | Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)- Tempemail

An American thinktank funded partly by undisclosed donations from Google tried to convince Australia’s competition watchdog not to regulate the media giant during a landmark digital platforms inquiry. The Global Antitrust Institute, a thinktank based at Virginia’s George Mason University, last year submitted a strident, 24-page condemnation of preliminary findings Continue Reading