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Fraudsters compromised our cloud infrastructure in less than a minute after leaking AWS keys to a public GitHub repository


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Accidentally leaking secrets — usernames and passwords, API tokens, or private keys — in a public code repository is a developers and security teams worst nightmare. Fraudsters constantly scan public code repositories for these secrets to gain a foothold in to systems. Code is more connected than ever so often these secrets provide access to private and sensitive data — cloud infrastructures, database servers, payment gateways, and file storage systems to name a few. But what happensafter...

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DDoS Attacks in Fourth Quarter of 2020 - A Report


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According to an analysis byKaspersky, DDoS attacks were observed to be reducing in late-2020. One of the main reasons behind this drop is that cybercriminals are now repurposing their botnets towards cryptomining.DDoS attack trends in Q4 2020According to the researchers, asurge in cryptocurrency values is probably the key factor inspiring cybercriminals to use their botnets to mine cryptocurrencies.In Q4, multiple schools in Sandwich and Tyngsboro (Mass.), Laurentian University in Canada, and...

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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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