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  1. Local credit union, Bessemer System Federal Credit Union (BSFCU), sued Fortune 500 tech giant Fiserv over ‘amateurish security lapses’ in 2019. Fiserv counterclaimed with a motion to dismiss, and Bessemer motioned to dismiss the counterclaim.

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  2. Chipmaker AMD has patched a driver vulnerability that could allow an attacker to obtain sensitive information from the targeted system.

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  3. An Illinois man who operated an infamous online service allowing users to launch distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on selected targets was found guilty of three felonies.

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  4. Muhammad Fahd, a 35-year-old Pakistani national, has been sentenced to 12 years of prison in the United States for his role in a scheme that involved illegally unlocking AT&T phones and hacking into the telecoms giant’s systems.

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  5. Microsoft on Thursday published additional guidance on addressing recently disclosed vulnerabilities in the Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) framework, along with new protections to resolve the bugs within affected Azure Virtual Machine (VM) management extensions.

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  6. Suspected hackers last month briefly disrupted the website of the authority running Germany's September 26 general election, a spokesman for the body told AFP Wednesday.

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  7. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Coast Guard Cyber Command (CGCYBER) have sounded the alarm over in-the-wild attacks targeting a recently disclosed vulnerability in Zoho’s ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus product.

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  8. A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international email and phone communications.

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  9. Endpoint security platform Kolide on Thursday announced that it has raised $17 million in Series B funding, for a total of $27 million raised to date.

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  10. Google this week announced plans to support the Open Source Technology Improvement Fund (OSTIF) to boost the security of open source projects.

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  11. Kaspersky this week published its first transparency report to share information on the government and law enforcement agency requests received in 2020 and in the first half of 2021.

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  12. A group of researchers from North Carolina State University has built a software toolkit to explore vulnerabilities in Apple’s mobile processors and used the findings to devise a cache timing attack.

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  13. As adversaries changed their view of an attack to include vectors across an organization, defenders have had to evolve their approach as well. This is best captured by Mark Harris from Gartner who observed that adversaries have shifted their focus of attacks from infecting files to infecting systems and now to infecting the entire enterprise. Previously, I talked about how this has impacted our approach to threat detection.

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  14. Drupal developers on Wednesday informed users that updates released for Drupal 8.9, 9.1 and 9.2 patch five vulnerabilities that can be exploited for cross-site request forgery (CSRF) and access bypass.

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  15. Hackers stole the personal data of around 1.4 million people who took Covid-19 tests in the Paris region in the middle of 2020, hospital officials in the French capital disclosed on Wednesday.

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  16. Application security startup Neosec this week emerged from stealth mode after closing a $20.7 million Series A funding round.

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  17. Microsoft and threat intelligence company RiskIQ reported finding links between the exploitation of a recently patched Windows zero-day vulnerability and known ransomware operators.

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  18. Microsoft on Wednesday informed owners of consumer accounts that they can now go completely passwordless and rely on other, more secure authentication methods.

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