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Two more Windows zero-days get temporary patches

Image: Microsoft; Composition: ZDNet Temporary patches are now available for all the three Windows zero-days that have been disclosed in the past month. A first temporary patch was released last week, and two others followed this week. The patches have been made available by a third-party security firm after Microsoft ...

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Over 4 percent of all Monero was mined by malware botnets

An estimated 4.32 percent of all the Monero cryptocurrency currently in circulation has been mined by botnets and cyber-criminal operations, according to a study published earlier this month by academics in Spain and the UK. The research was one of the biggest undertakings of its kind in recent years. Scientists ...

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Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs

Malicious websites can exploit browser extension APIs to execute code inside the browser and steal sensitive information such as bookmarks, browsing history, and even user cookies. The latter, an attacker can use to hijack a user’s active login sessions and access sensitive accounts, such as email inboxes, social media profiles, ...

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Hacker behind ‘Football Leaks’ arrested in Hungary

Portuguese police announced yesterday the arrest of a Portuguese man in Hungary who they believe hacked, stole, and then leaked secret documents from European football (soccer) clubs during the past four years. Authorities didn’t disclose the man’s name, but local newspaper Record identified the suspect as Rui Pinto, a man ...

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US charges Ukrainian for SEC 2016 hack, others for insider trading

US authorities charged today a Ukrainian national with hacking the US Securities Exchange Commission, stealing private corporate data, and passing it to others who then profited from this information by engaging in insider trading. The hacker charged with these crimes is Oleksandr Ieremenko, 26, of Kiev, Ukraine, a suspect also ...

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