General Cyber News via Ars Technica Risk Assessment

Microsoft warns of destructive disk wiper targeting Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities blame Russia for attacks as geopolitical tensions escalate.
Publish Date: 1/17/2022
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North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million in crypto last year

"Banner year” thanks to skyrocketing cryptocurrency values, vulnerable startups.
Publish Date: 1/16/2022
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Backdoor RAT for Windows, macOS, and Linux went undetected until now

Never-before-seen, cross-platform SysJoker came from an "advanced threat actor."
Publish Date: 1/15/2022
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Russia says it has neutralized the cutthroat REvil ransomware gang

"Big-game hunter" REvil has menaced the world for 3 years with massive attacks.
Publish Date: 1/14/2022
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Ukraine says government websites hit by “massive cyber attack”

Kyiv has yet to assign blame for disruption to at least 70 sites.
Publish Date: 1/14/2022
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New Chrome security measure aims to curtail an entire class of Web attack

Hackers have long used browsers as a beachhead. Google aims for PNA to change that.
Publish Date: 1/13/2022
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Developer sabotages his own apps, then claims Aaron Swartz was murdered

Developer throws a wrench in thousands of apps after making malicious updates.
Publish Date: 1/10/2022
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Patch systems vulnerable to critical Log4j flaws, UK and US officials warn

One of the highest-severity vulnerabilities in years, Log4Shell remains under attack.
Publish Date: 1/7/2022
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5 months on, Apple has yet to fix iOS bug that sends devices into a crash spiral

Denial-of-service vulnerability can be triggered by sending a malicious HomeKit invite.
Publish Date: 1/6/2022
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Coming to a laptop near you: A new type of security chip from Microsoft

AMD becomes the first CPU maker to integrate the Microsoft-designed chip into its wares.
Publish Date: 1/4/2022
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Microsoft fixes harebrained Y2K22 Exchange bug that disrupted email worldwide

A rookie programming error crashed servers because they couldn't process the year 2022.
Publish Date: 1/3/2022
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Noblewoman’s tomb reveals new secrets of ancient Rome’s highly durable concrete

It's a combo of unique volcanic aggregate and unusual chemical interactions over millennia.
Publish Date: 1/1/2022
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End of the line finally coming for BlackBerry devices

Key services, including network provisioning, will shut down January 4th.
Publish Date: 12/30/2021
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AWS suffers third outage of the month

Failure in northern Virginia data center affects Slack, Epic Games among others.
Publish Date: 12/22/2021
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The secret Uganda deal that has brought NSO to the brink of collapse

Things changed once US diplomats in Uganda got hacked by Pegasus.
Publish Date: 12/21/2021
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ESPN, other Disney-owned channels return to YouTube TV [Updated]

Disney-owned channels had been removed from YouTube TV due to a carriage dispute.
Publish Date: 12/18/2021
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Google warns that NSO hacking is on par with elite nation-state spies

ForcedEntry is “one of the most technically sophisticated exploits.”
Publish Date: 12/18/2021
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Google Play app with 500,000 downloads sent user contacts to Russian server

Joker malware, which surreptitiously signs up users to pricey services, strikes again.
Publish Date: 12/16/2021
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Backdoor gives hackers complete control over federal agency network

Avast researchers say the malware has ties to a previously seen espionage hack.
Publish Date: 12/16/2021
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Comcast delays data caps in Northeast US for at least another year

Most Comcast customers are still capped, but Northeast states get another reprieve.
Publish Date: 12/16/2021
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