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  1. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) to warn of attacks targeting enterprises, in which threat actors attempt to obtain employee credentials through vishing or chat rooms.

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  2. A researcher claimed last week that he managed to take control of the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Democratic Republic of Congo after an important domain name was left to expire.

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  3. The Ryuk ransomware criminal enterprise is estimated to be worth more than $150,000,000, security researchers say.

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  4. A couple of researchers claim they have earned $50,000 from Apple for finding some serious vulnerabilities that gave them access to the tech giant’s servers.

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  5. Joker’s Stash, a large underground marketplace for stolen payment card data, has announced plans to shut down operations on February 15, 2021.

    The announcement was posted on a Russian-language cybercrime forum and detailed plans to cease all operations “forever.”

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  6. The U.S. National Security Agency on Friday announced that Rob Joyce, an official who is highly respected in the cybersecurity community, has been named the agency’s new director of cybersecurity.

    Rob Joyce named director of cyber at NSA

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  7. The European Union’s drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers by hackers have been not only leaked to the web, but “manipulated.”

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  8. Siemens this week informed customers that some of its product development solutions are affected by a total of nearly two dozen vulnerabilities that can be exploited for arbitrary code execution using malicious files.

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  9. Canadian data security startup Qohash this week announced it raised CAD 8 million (approximately USD $6.3 million) in Series A funding. The financing was led by FINTOP Capital.

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  10. Microsoft this week published a reminder for organizations that a February 9 security update will kick off the second phase of patching for the Zerologon vulnerability.

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  11. Facebook on Thursday announced that it took legal action against two individuals for scraping data from its website.

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  12. Malvuln

    A researcher has launched Malvuln, a project that catalogues vulnerabilities discovered in malware and provides information on how those vulnerabilities can be exploited.

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  13. The National Security Agency (NSA) on Wednesday published guidance for businesses on the adoption of an encrypted domain name system (DNS) protocol, specifically DNS over HTTPS.

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  14. More than 40 scammer groups are actively engaged in schemes leveraging a scam-as-a-service offering that provides users the tools and resources needed to conduct fraud, according to threat hunting and intelligence company Group-IB.

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  15. A vulnerability discovered by a researcher in a BIG-IP product from F5 Networks can be exploited to launch remote denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.

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  16. The ongoing controversies surrounding TikTok hit a new gear on Thursday with a bombshell report accusing the Chinese company of spying on millions of Android users using a technique banned by Google.

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  17. In light of successful cyberattacks targeting organizations’ cloud services, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a series of recommendations on how businesses can improve their cloud security.

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  18. Video game giant Capcom this week revealed that thousands more people than initially believed had their personal information stolen in a ransomware attack in November 2020.

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  19. Several vulnerabilities have been identified in Pepperl+Fuchs Comtrol IO-Link Master industrial gateways, including flaws that researchers claim can be exploited to gain root access to a device and create backdoors.

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