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Why the Russian hack is so significant, and why it's close to a worst-case scenario


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It's not often that the Treasury Department and Iowa State University are dealing with the same security problem.Such is the breadth of what's known as the SolarWinds hack, named for a Texas-based company that was used as a staging ground for an espionage campaign so widespread that experts say we're only beginning to understand who was affected and what was stolen. Treasury is trying to figure out how many senior officials' email accounts were monitored. Iowa State has decommissioned...

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Uncovered: APT 'Hackers For Hire' Target Financial, Entertainment Firms


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A hackers-for-hire operation has been discovered using a strain of previously undocumented malware to target South Asian financial institutions and global entertainment companies. Dubbed "CostaRicto" by Blackberry researchers, the campaign appears to be the handiwork of APT mercenaries who possess bespoke malware tooling and complex VPN proxy and SSH tunneling capabilities. "CostaRicto targets are scattered across different countries in Europe, Americas, Asia, Australia and...

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Facebook Launches Pysa – Instagram Security Tool – As Open Source


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Facebook released its internally-developed Pysa security tool. Based on the open-source code of Pyre project, Facebook designed Pysa as a static code analyzer. The tool specifically looks for security bugs, unlike most other analyzers. Facebook decided to opensource the tool after witnessing its success in security Instagram. The tech giant’s internal team used the tool for identifying various bugs. Sharing the details of the tool in a post, Facebook stated, Attribution link:...

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