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Intense scanning activity detected for BlueKeep RDP flaw

Sources networks of recent BlueKeep scans Image: GreyNoise Threat actors have started scanning the internet for Windows systems that are vulnerable to the BlueKeep (CVE-2019-0708) vulnerability. This vulnerability impacts the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service included in older versions of the Windows OS, such as XP, 7, Server 2003, and ...

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Australian tech unicorn Canva suffers security breach

Canva, a Sydney-based startup that’s behind the eponymous graphic design service, was hacked earlier today, ZDNet has learned. Data for roughly 139 million users has been taken during the breach, according to the hacker, who tipped off ZDNet. Responsible for the breach is a hacker going online as GnosticPlayers. The ...

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United States rolls out new 18-count indictment on Assange

Julian Assange has been hit with an 18-count indictment that supersedes the charge announced in April when the WikiLeaks founder was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The United States is alleging that Assange conspired with, and “aided and abetted”, Chelsea Manning to remove US classified documents. It ...

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Google research: Most hacker-for-hire services are frauds

Hacker-for-hire services available online are what we thought they were — scams and ineffective — new research published last week by Google and academics from the University of California, San Diego, reveals. “Using unique online buyer personas, we engaged directly with 27 such account hacking service providers and asked them ...

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Yes, there are security ramifications to serverless computing

At least one in five organizations, 21%, have implemented serverless computing as part of their cloud-based infrastructure. That’s the finding of a recent survey of 108 IT managers conducted by Datamation. Another 39% are planning or considering serverless resources.  Photo: Joe McKendrick The question is, will serverless computing soon gain ...

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Faulty database script brings Salesforce to its knees

Salesforce is going through one of its biggest outages ever after the company was forced to shut down large chunks of its infrastructure earlier today. At the heart of the outage was a change the company made to its production environment that broke access permission settings across organizations and gave ...

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