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Security researcher cracks Google’s Widevine DRM (L3 only)

Image: Widevine team A British security researcher has cracked the L3 protection level of Google’s Widevine digital rights management (DRM) technology. The hack can allow the researcher to decrypt content transferred via DRM-protected multimedia streams. While “cracking Google’s DRM” sounds very cool, the hack isn’t likely to fuel a massive ...

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Ransomware suspected in cyberattack that crippled major US newspapers

The Ryuk ransomware strain is the primary suspect in a cyberattack that caused printing and delivery disruptions for several major US newspapers over the weekend. The attack reportedly affected printing centers operated by Tribune Publishing and former Tribune Publishing property, the Los Angeles Times. All Tribune Publishing newspapers were impacted ...

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Cyberwar predictions for 2019: The stakes have been raised

Image: the-lightwriter, Getty Images/iStockphoto special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More Before the internet era, geopolitical tensions drove ...

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At least nine global MSPs hit in APT10 attacks: ACSC

(Image: ACSC) Nine global service providers are known to have been compromised in attacks by China’s APT10 group, according to Alastair MacGibbon, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). On Friday, the US formally attributed these attacks to China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) in its indictment of two ...

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Hackers steal personal info of 1,000 North Korean defectors

Hackers have stolen the personal information of almost 1,000 North Korean defectors, the South Korean government revealed today. Only information from one of the 25 defector support centers was stolen, officials said. The hack took place after an employee of a defector support center opened a malicious document he received ...

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Users report losing Bitcoin in clever hack of Electrum wallets

A hacker (or hacker group) has made over 200 Bitcoin (circa $750,000 at today’s exchange) using a clever attack on the infrastructure of the Electrum Bitcoin wallet. The attack resulted in legitimate Electrum wallet apps showing a message on users’ computers, urging them to download a malicious wallet update from ...

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Over 19,000 Orange modems are leaking WiFi credentials

Over the weekend, a security researcher has discovered that nearly 19,500 Orange Livebox ADSL modems are leaking WiFi credentials. Troy Mursch, co-founder of Bad Packets LLC, says his company’s honeypots have detected at least one threat actor scanning heavily for Orange modems. Scans started Friday, December 21, Mursch said. The ...

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