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Jul 7, 2022

Russia’s Sandworm Hackers Have Built a Botnet of Firewalls

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Western intelligence services are raising alarms about Cyclops Blink, the latest tool at the notorious group’s disposal.

Jul 5, 2022

In the Brain, Function Follows Form

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, neuroscience

Interpreting magnetic resonance images in the context of network control theory, researchers seek to explain the brain’s dynamics in terms of its structure, information content, and energetics.


Zero-Day vulnerability in Chrome, Edge, Brave, Opera, Vivaldi browsers allow taking control of your laptop or mobile — Vulnerabilities — Information Security Newspaper | Hacking News.

Jul 3, 2022

A hacked Tesla Model S Plaid achieves a record-breaking speed of 216 mph

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, sustainability, transportation

Jul 3, 2022

Brainwashing & Mind Control

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, genetics, neuroscience

The CCP


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We often worry about the possibility of a civilization developing methods of brainwashing to indoctrinate its population and turning into a totalitarian dictatorship. We will examine both existing and possible future methods and technologies for mind control, such as neuro-hacking and genetic programming, as well as the possible defenses against such brainwashing or conditioning and implications it has for civilization.

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Jul 3, 2022

Bayer to establish cybersecurity hub in Israel

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The pharma giant plans to integrate the hub into Bayer’s global cyber unit. Local center to be one of the largest internal cyber units the multinational conglomerate operates.

Bayer’s North American headquarters in Whippany, New York. Credit: Bayer.

Jul 2, 2022

Google blocked dozens of domains used by hack-for-hire groups

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, surveillance

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has blocked dozens of malicious domains and websites used by hack-for-hire groups in attacks targeting high-risk targets worldwide.

Unlike commercial surveillance vendors whose tools are deployed in attacks by clients, hack-for-hire operators are directly involved in attacks and are usually employed by a firm offering such services. In some cases, they can also be “freelance” threat actors.

They’re hired for their hacking skills by clients who lack them or who want to conceal their identity if the attacks are detected and investigated.

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Jul 2, 2022

Toll fraud malware disables your WiFi to force premium subscriptions

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, robotics/AI

Microsoft is warning that toll fraud malware is one of the most prevalent threats on Android and that it is evolving with features that allow automatic subscription to premium services.

Toll fraud is a subset of billing fraud, where the threat actor tricks victims into calling or sending an SMS to a premium number.

The difference is that toll fraud does not work over WiFi and forces the devices to connect to the mobile operator’s network.

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Jul 2, 2022

CISA orders agencies to patch Windows LSA bug exploited in the wild

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CISA has re-added a security bug affecting Windows devices to its list of bugs exploited in the wild after removing it in May due to Active Directory (AD) certificate authentication issues caused by Microsoft’s May 2022 updates.

The flaw is an actively exploited Windows LSA (Local Security Authority) spoofing vulnerability tracked as CVE-2022–26925 and confirmed to be a new PetitPotam Windows NTLM Relay attack vector.

Unauthenticated attackers can exploit this bug to force domain controllers to authenticate them remotely via the Windows NT LAN Manager (NTLM) security protocol and, likely, take over the entire Windows domain.

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Jun 30, 2022

Google Blocks Dozens of Malicious Domains Operated

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Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) blocks as many as 36 malicious domains operated by hack-for-hire groups from India, Russia and UAE.


Shadow IT refers to the practice of users deploying unauthorized technology resources in order to circumvent their IT department.

Jun 30, 2022

Ex-Canadian Government Employee Pleads Guilty Over NetWalker Ransomware Attacks

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government

A former Canadian government employee pleaded guilty in the U.S. to charges related to his involvement with the NetWalker ransomware syndicate.

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