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Microsoft accuses China over email cyber-attacks

image copyright Getty Images. About sharing Microsoft has blamed a Chinese cyber-espionage group for attacks on its mail server software. The tech giant said the hackers belonged to a state-backed group, which was a “highly skilled and sophisticated actor”.

Microsoft discovers more malware used by SolarWinds attacker while FireEye finds new backdoor

New reports from FireEye and Microsoft add more depth to the ongoing investigation into the compromise by a threat actor of the SolarWinds Orion security update system and intrusions into Orion customers, as well as breaches of other organizations using different means. In a report released Thursday, Microsoft said it has identified three new pieces …

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John McAfee charged with fraud over cryptocurrency

image copyright Reuters. About sharing Businessman John McAfee, creator of the McAfee anti-virus software, has been charged in the US with conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. Mr McAfee and his bodyguard Jimmy Gale Watson Jr are accused of promoting cryptocurrencies to Mr McAfee’s large Twitter following to inflate prices.

Researchers uncover three more malware strains linked to SolarWinds hackers

Written by Tim Starks Mar 4, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP It looks like the SolarWinds hackers had even more tricks up their sleeve. Microsoft and FireEye on Thursday revealed three more malware strains associated with the suspected Russian perpetrators who breached SolarWinds’ Orion software and used its update to infect federal agencies and major companies. FireEye …

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Thousands of Star Alliance passengers’ details stolen in cyber attack, World News

Data comprising of details of many airline passengers around the world has been hacked via a attack on the IT systems operator that serves around 90 per cent of the global aviation industry. Sita, which serves the Star Alliance of airlines including Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and United, said on Thursday it had been the victim …

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The US Managed Service Provider CompuCom Confirms Ongoing Outage Following Malware Incident

The US Managed Service Provider CompuCom Confirms Ongoing Outage Following Malware Incident | IT Security News Sponsors Endpoint Cybersecurity www.endpoint-cybersecurity.com – Consulting in building your security products– Employee awareness training– Security tests for applications and pentesting… and more. Daily Summary Patreon Categories CategoriesSelect Category(ISC)2 Blog  (323)(ISC)2 Blog infosec  (13)(ISC)² Blog  (320)2020-12-08 – Files for an ISC diary (recent …

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Researchers Disclose More Malware Used in SolarWinds Attack

3rd Party Risk Management , Breach Notification , Critical Infrastructure Security Microsoft, FireEye Find Additional Payloads Used During Supply Chain Attack Scott Ferguson (Ferguson_Writes) • March 4, 2021     Researchers with Microsoft and FireEye are disclosing additional malware used by the hacking group that targeted SolarWinds in December 2020, according to a pair of …

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