Day: July 21, 2020

Emotet Returns in Malspam Attacks Dropping TrickBot, QakBot

Emotet has resurfaced after a five-month hiatus, with more than 250,000 malspam messages being sent to email recipients worldwide. …read more Source:: Threatpost

The State of Hacktivism in 2020

Activism via hacking might not be as noisy as it once was, but it hasn’t been silenced yet. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Ukraine President Plugs 15-Year-Old Film To Free Hostages

In what sounds like a Black Mirror episode, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy complied with a hostage-takers demands and posted a six-second video urging the public to watch the 2005 film “Earthlings,” a movie about mankind using animals for pets, food and clothing. “Everyone should watch the 2005 film ‘Earthlings,’” he said in the video posted…

Tell Pluto how you sleep and they’ll use science to make you a custom pillow for 10% off – CNET

A 16-question survey is used to create a custom pillow designed just for you. …read more Source:: CNet

US Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals for Stealing IP & Business Secrets, Including COVID-19 Research

Pair working on behalf of themselves and China’s Ministry of State Security, Justice Department says. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt Wants To Create a Government-Funded AI University

The U.S. government’s approach of letting Silicon Valley drive the country’s technological boom has left the government itself scrambling for tech talent. Now, a federal commission led by ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work wants to create a university to train new government coders. From a report: The…

Microsoft 365 Updated with New Security, Risk, Compliance Tools

Updates built for remote employees include an endpoint data loss prevention platform, insider risk management, and double key encryption. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Fortinet Buys Cloud Security Firm OPAQ

The company plans to add zero-trust networking capabilities to its Secure Access Service Edge architecture. …read more Source:: DarkReading

It’s July 2020, and your PC or Mac can be pwned by a dodgy Photoshop file – Adobe emits critical patch batch

Major fixes for Bridge and Prelude, too, plus Reader Android updated A week after July’s Patch Tuesday, Adobe has released out-of-band security updates for vulnerabilities in four of its products – and most of them are considered to be critical in severity.… …read more Source:: Register

Metacritic Changes Its User Review Policy To Combat Score Bombing

Just hours after The Last of Us Part II’s release last month, some gamers posted ultra-low scores for the title on Metacritic. Since the story unfolds over 20 to 30 hours of gameplay, it was hard to believe the reviews pouring in after just a few hours. Metacritic took note of this score bombing and…