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  1. Cryptominers have plateaued, GandCrab is the new king of ransomware, adware -- surprise! -- is as prolific as ever, and VPNFilter might herald a new genre of sophisticated multi-purpose malware. These are some of the conclusions drawn from the Malwarebytes Cybercrime tactics and techniques report for Q2, 2018.

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  2. Sites on the Dark Web Have Several Motivations to Unmask Their Visitors

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  3. Microsoft on Tuesday announced the launch of a new bug bounty program that offers researchers the opportunity to earn up to $100,000 for discovering serious vulnerabilities in the company’s various identity services.

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  4. Siemens recently updated its security bulletin for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities to inform customers of the latest variants, specifically the ones known as LazyFP and Spectre 1.1.

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  5. An ongoing espionage campaign aimed at Ukraine is leveraging three different remote access Trojans (RATs), ESET security researchers warn.

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  6. President Donald Trump found himself isolated and under pressure to reverse course Tuesday after publicly challenging the US intelligence conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 election during his face-to-face with Vladimir Putin.

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  7. A Kentucky man admitted in a U.S. court to developing and distributing the remote access Trojan known as LuminosityLink.

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  8. The hackers behind a cyberespionage campaign known as Blackgear are back with improved malware that abuses social media websites, including Facebook, for command and control (C&C) communications.

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  9. Confirming a trend noted by other researchers, a new report from network security firm Cryptonite notes that ransomware incidents have declined over the last six months.

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  10. Through Multiple Methods and Collaborations, Many Hackers Donate Money to Good Causes

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  11. A 30-year-old Irish man accused of working for now defunct "dark web" marketplace Silk Road has been extradited to the United States to face charges in New York, four years after his arrest, prosecutors announced Friday.

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  12. Verodin, a Virginia-based company that helps organizations assess the effectiveness of their cybersecurity controls, on Tuesday announced that it has raised $21 million in a Series B funding round.

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  13. Symantec on Tuesday unveiled a new solution designed to help protect enterprises against email-based attacks using threat isolation.

    According to the security firm, the new Email Threat Isolation technology can block advanced email attacks, including spear phishing, credential theft and account takeover attempts, and ransomware.

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  14. President Donald Trump refused to confront Vladimir Putin over meddling in the US election at their first face to face summit, publicly challenging the findings of the US intelligence community and triggering bipartisan outrage at home.

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  15. Watering Hole Attacks Target South Korean Users With ActiveX Exploits

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  16. A-LIGN, a provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, announced this week that it has raised $54.5 million from growth equity firm FTV Capital. 

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  17. Following the compromise of an ESLint maintainer’s account last week, malicious packages that attempted to steal login tokens from the npm software registrywere published without authorization.

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  18. A team of researchers from Virginia Tech, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and Microsoft Research has discovered a new and stealthy GPS spoofing method that has been proven to be highly effective against road navigation systems.

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  19. Russia’s national vulnerability database is slow, incomplete and it focuses on security flaws that could pose a threat to the country’s IT systems, according to an analysis conducted by threat intelligence firm Recorded Future.

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  20. The European Union is active in passing cybersecurity legislation ostensibly for the European Union but with worldwide ramifications.

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