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A group of China-linked hackers used a UEFI bootkit based on code from Hacking Team in attacks on organizations interested in North Korea. [Read More]
A North American merchant’s point-of-sale (POS) terminals were infected with a mix of POS malware earlier this year, Visa reports. [Read More]
The DoD and the DHS have warned organizations of attacks involving what they have described as a new malware variant named SLOTHFULMEDIA. [Read More]
Facebook on Thursday released a detailed technical report on a malware campaign that targeted its ad platform for years. [Read More]
The China-linked BlackTech cyber-spies have adopted new malicious tools in recent attacks and they have started targeting the United States. [Read More]
Human rights organization Amnesty International has identified new macOS and Linux-targeting variants of the infamous FinFisher-made spyware family FinSpy. [Read More]
Microsoft this week announced that it recently removed 18 Azure Active Directory applications that were being abused by China-linked state-sponsored threat actor GADOLINIUM. [Read More]
The COVID-19 pandemic has apparently resulted in a rise in ICS being targeted via brute-force attacks on RDP passwords, Kaspersky reported. [Read More]
A hacking group made up of Russian speakers is targeting organizations in Russia and post-Soviet countries with ransomware. [Read More]
Microsoft says it has observed threat actors actively targeting the Zerologon vulnerability affecting Windows Server. [Read More]

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David Harley chimes in with some thoughts on the latest developments from the AMTSO and the Anti-Malware Industry.
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