TikTok car theft challenge: Hyundai, Kia fix flaw

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Posted: February 17, 2023 by Jovi Umawing “Car manufacturer Hyundai, and its subsidiary Kia, began rolling out a free software update on February 14, 2023, to address a flaw in their anti-theft software, which was highlighted in a social media challenge. The release of the update came nine months after an uptick in car theft of the affected models in the […]

FBI is investigating a cybersecurity incident on its network

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“The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is reportedly investigating malicious cyber activity on the agency’s network. The federal law enforcement agency says it already contained the “isolated incident” and is working to uncover its scope and overall impact. “The FBI is aware of the incident and is working to gain additional information,” the U.S. […]

Microsoft Warns on Zero-Day Spike as Nation-State Groups Shift Tactics

By Jai Vijayan “The software giant also recorded an increase in attacks on IT services companies as state-backed threat actors have adapted to better enterprise defenses and cast a wider net, Microsoft says. Enterprise security executives that perceive nation-state-backed cyber groups as a distant threat might want to revisit that assumption, and in a hurry. Several […]

U.S. news sites push malware in supply-chain attack

By Sergiu Gatlan “Threat actors are using the compromised infrastructure of an undisclosed media company to deploy the SocGholish JavaScript malware framework (also known as FakeUpdates) on the websites of hundreds of newspapers across the U.S. “The media company in question is a firm that provides both video content and advertising to major news outlets. [It] […]

DeadBolt ransomware gang tricked into giving victims free decryption keys

“Dutch police and other law enforcement agencies have managed to trick the DeadBolt ransomware operators into releasing 150 decryption keys for free.  DeadBolt is a ransomware that specializes in encrypting online network attached storage (NAS) devices. Owners of QNAP  (Quality Network Appliance Provider) devices have recently been the target of this ransomware operator. QNAP and DeadBolt have […]