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AstraLocker 2.0 Infects Users Directly from Word Attachments

AstraLocker 2.0 Infects Users Directly from Word Attachments A lesser-known ransomware strain called AstraLocker has recently released its second major version, and according to threat analysts, its operators engage in rapid attacks that drop its payload directly from email attachments. This approach is quite unusual as all the intermediate steps

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OpenSea Discloses Data Breach, Warns Users of Phishing Attacks

OpenSea Discloses Data Breach, Warns Users of Phishing Attacks OpenSea, the largest non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace, disclosed a data breach on Wednesday and warned users of phishing attacks that could target them in the coming days. The online NFT marketplace says it has more than 600,000 users and a transaction volume that surpassed

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Walmart Denies Being Hit by Yanluowang Ransomware Attack

Walmart Denies Being Hit by Yanluowang Ransomware Attack American retailer Walmart has denied being hit with a ransomware attack by the Yanluowang gang after the hackers claimed to encrypt thousands of computers. In a statement to BleepingComputer, Walmart has said that their “Information Security team is monitoring our systems 24/7,”

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Avaya Sysadmin Indicted for Illegally Generating, Selling VoIP Licenses

Avaya Sysadmin Indicted for Illegally Generating, Selling VoIP Licenses Three defendants who allegedly sold over $88 million worth of software licenses belonging to Avaya Holdings Corporation have been charged in Oklahoma, U.S., facing 14 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. The defendants are accused of stealing software licenses from

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New YTStealer Malware Steals Accounts from YouTube Creators

New YTStealer Malware Steals Accounts from YouTube Creators A new information-stealing malware named YTStealer is targeting YouTube content creators and attempting to steal their authentication tokens and hijack their channels. In a space where multiple info-stealers compete for the attention of cybercriminals, the existence of YTStealer and its extremely narrow

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CISA Warns of Hackers Exploiting PwnKit Linux Vulnerability

CISA Warns of Hackers Exploiting PwnKit Linux Vulnerability The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added a high-severity Linux vulnerability known as PwnKit to its list of bugs exploited in the wild. The security flaw, identified as CVE-2021-4034, was found in the Polkit’s pkexec component used by all major

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