At Request of U.S., Russia Rounds Up 14 REvil Ransomware Affiliates

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2022 22:41:34 +0000

The Russian government said today it arrested 14 people accused of working for “REvil,” a particularly aggressive ransomware group that has extorted hundreds of millions of dollars from victim organizations. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said the actions were taken in response to a request from U.S. officials, but many experts believe the crackdown is part of an effort to reduce tensions over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to station 100,000 troops along the nation’s border with Ukraine.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, December 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 22:23:44 +0000

Microsoft, Adobe, and Google all issued security updates to their products today. The Microsoft patches include six previously disclosed security flaws, and one that that is already being actively exploited. But this month’s Patch Tuesday is being overshadowed by the “Log4Shell” 0-day exploit in a popular Java library that web server administrators are now racing to find and patch amid widespread exploitation of the flaw.

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Patch Tuesday, October 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 19:52:09 +0000

Microsoft today issued updates to plug more than 70 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software, including one vulnerability that is already being exploited in active attacks. This month’s Patch Tuesday also includes security fixes for the newly released Windows 11 operating system.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, September 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:00:42 +0000

Microsoft today pushed software updates to plug dozens of security holes in Windows and related products, including a vulnerability that is already being exploited in active attacks. Also, Apple has issued an emergency update to fix a flaw that’s reportedly been abused to install spyware on iOS products, and Google’s got a new version of Chrome that tackles two zero-day flaws. Finally, Adobe has released critical security updates for Acrobat, Reader and a slew of other software.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, August 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 21:12:58 +0000

Microsoft today released software updates to plug at least 44 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and related products. The software giant warned that attackers already are pouncing on one of the flaws, which ironically enough involves an easy-to-exploit bug in the software component responsible for patching Windows 10 PCs and Windows Server 2019 machines.

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Microsoft Patches Six Zero-Day Security Holes

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2021 20:53:28 +0000

Microsoft today released another round of security updates for Windows operating systems and supported software, including fixes for six zero-day bugs that malicious hackers already are exploiting in active attacks.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 20:28:19 +0000

Microsoft today released fixes to plug at least 55 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. Four of these weaknesses can be exploited by malware and malcontents to seize complete, remote control over vulnerable systems without any help from users. On deck this month are patches to quash a wormable flaw, a creepy wireless bug, and yet another reason to call for the death of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) web browser.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2021 22:37:19 +0000

Microsoft today rolled out updates to plug at least 56 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. One of the bugs is already being actively exploited, and six of them were publicized prior to today, potentially giving attackers a head start in figuring out how to exploit the flaws.

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