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A Mystery Malware Stole 26 Million Passwords From Windows PCs

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Researchers have discovered yet another massive trove of sensitive data, a dizzying 1.2 TB database containing login credentials, browser cookies, autofill data, and payment information extracted by malware that has yet to be identified. Ars Technica This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. […]

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Hackers Stole a Ton of EA Data—Including Valuable Source Code

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Today, Electronic Arts confirmed that hackers stole a massive amount of data from the video game publisher. A dark web forum poster claimed to have obtained 780 gigabytes of data in the attack, including the source code for FIFA 21 and EA’s Frostbite game engine, used by FIFA, Madden, Battlefield, Star Wars: Squadrons and Anthem. […]

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Ransomware Hits a Food Supply Giant—and Underscores Dire Risk

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The disruptive power of ransomware was already on full display last month, thanks to the Colonial Pipeline attack that for days halted fuel distribution from a crucial pipeline on the East Coast of the United States. Now, a different attack over the weekend is threatening the food supply chain—and underscoring, once again, that ransomware is […]

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The Bizarro Streaming Site That Hackers Built From Scratch

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Fake landing pages are already a staple of cybercriminal trickery. Scammers have created hundreds of Netflix and Disney+ knockoffs in recent years. The BazaLoader group has made phony sites before too, including a convincing impersonation of a lingerie retailer. But BravoMovies really does go above and beyond. “We have not seen an entire fake streaming […]

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A Never-Before-Seen Wiper Malware Is Hitting Israeli Targets

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Researchers say they have uncovered new disk-wiping malware that is disguising itself as ransomware as it unleashes destructive attacks on Israeli targets. Ars Technica This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, tech policy analysis, reviews, and more. Ars is owned by WIRED’s parent company, Condé Nast. Apostle, as researchers […]

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As Chips Shrink, Rowhammer Attacks Get Harder to Stop

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In 2015, Researchers at Google made a troubling discovery: The data theft technique known as “Rowhammer,” previously thought of as a theoretical concern, could be exploited in real-world conditions. Now a different group of Google computer scientists have shown that the problem has only gotten worse, thanks in part to improvements in how chips are […]

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The Full Story of the Stunning RSA Hack Can Finally Be Told

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That afternoon, Coviello published an open letter to RSA’s customers on the company’s website. “Recently, our security systems identified an extremely sophisticated cyberattack in progress,” the letter read. “While at this time we are confident that the information extracted does not enable a successful direct attack on any of our RSA SecurID customers, this information […]

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The Real Cost of Colonial Pipeline’s $5 Million Ransom

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Nearly a week after a ransomware attack led Colonial Pipeline to halt fuel distribution on the East Coast, reports emerged on Friday that the company paid a 75 bitcoin ransom—worth as much as $5 million, depending on the time of payment—in an attempt to restore service more quickly. And while the company was able to […]

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DarkSide Hit Colonial Pipeline—and Created an Unholy Mess

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DarkSide was illustrative of that enforcement problem even before the Colonial Pipeline attack. It almost exclusively targets English-speaking organizations and is widely thought to be a criminal group based in Russia or Eastern Europe. The DarkSide malware is even built to conduct language checks on targets and to shut down if it detects Russian, Ukrainian, […]

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Apple Execs Chose to Keep a Hack of 128 Million iPhones Quiet

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In September 2015, Apple managers had a dilemma on their hands: Should or should they not notify 128 million iPhone users of what remains the worst mass iOS compromise on record? Ultimately, all evidence shows, they chose to keep quiet. Ars Technica This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted source for technology news, […]