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IT Security Newsletter - 7/26/2021

An explosive spyware report shows limits of iOS, Android security

The shadowy world of private spyware has long caused alarm in cybersecurity circles, as authoritarian governments have repeatedly been caught targeting the smartphones of...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/23/2021

No cyberattack in sprawling internet outage, Akamai says

A global internet outage on Thursday downed tens of thousands of websites, including those of giant corporations like McDonald's and Delta Airlines, according to companies that track web...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/22/2021

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Workaround Fix for 'SeriousSAM' Bug

A privilege escalation bug, affecting versions of Windows 10, received a workaround fix by Microsoft Wednesday to prevent attackers from accessing data and creating new accounts on...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/21/2021

Law Firm to the Fortune 500 Breached with Ransomware

Campbell Conroy & O'Neil, P.C. - U.S. law firm to a dazzling array of huge companies - told its star-studded clientele that an intruder may have groped their data. It was hit with ransomware...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/20/2021

16-Year-Old HP Printer-Driver Bug Impacts Millions of Windows Machines

Researchers have released technical details on a high-severity privilege-escalation flaw in HP printer drivers (also used by Samsung and Xerox), which impacts hundreds of...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/19/2021

US and allies officially accuse China of Microsoft Exchange attacks

US and allies, including the European Union, the United Kingdom, and NATO, are officially blaming China for this year's widespread Microsoft Exchange hacking campaign. These...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/16/2021

Microsoft: Israeli firm used Windows zero-days to deploy spyware

Microsoft and Citizen Lab have linked Israeli spyware company Candiru (also tracked as Sourgum) to new Windows spyware dubbed DevilsTongue deployed using now patched Windows...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/15/2021

iOS zero-day let SolarWinds hackers compromise fully updated iPhones

The Russian state hackers who orchestrated the SolarWinds supply chain attack last year exploited an iOS zero-day as part of a separate malicious email campaign aimed at...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/14/2021

REvil ransomware gang sites go dark, for reasons that remain unclear

The ransomware gang behind a string of recent attacks that netted tens of millions of dollars may have been too successful for its own good. REvil, the Russian-speaking hacking...

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IT Security Newsletter - 7/13/2021

Fashion retailer Guess discloses data breach after ransomware attack

American fashion brand and retailer Guess is notifying affected customers of a data breach following a February ransomware attack that led to data theft. "A cybersecurity...

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