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As Necurs Botnet Falls from Grace, Emotet Rises

A mid-January spam campaign by criminals behind the popular Necurs botnet shows a dramatic drop in skill and savvy by perpetrators. In a shift from sending sophisticated messages with lethal payloads, Necurs botnets are now peddling get-rich-quick spam within what researchers are calling “amateur” campaigns. The lowering of the Necurs bar, according to IBM X-Force […]

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Russian Cybercrime Boss Burkov Pleads Guilty

Aleksei Burkov, an ultra-connected Russian hacker once described as "an asset of supreme importance" to Moscow, has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to running a site that sold stolen payment card data and to administering a highly secretive crime forum that counted among its members some of the most elite Russian cybercrooks. Aleksei Burkov, […]

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CVE-2020-7949 (dota_2)

schemasystem.dll in Valve Dota 2 before 7.23f allows remote attackers to achieve code execution or denial of service by creating a gaming server and inviting a victim to this server, because a crafted map is mishandled during a GetValue call. Source

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CVE-2020-7950 (dota_2)

meshsystem.dll in Valve Dota 2 before 7.23f allows remote attackers to achieve code execution or denial of service by creating a gaming server and inviting a victim to this server, because a crafted map is mishandled during a vulnerable function call. Source

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CVE-2020-7951 (dota_2)

meshsystem.dll in Valve Dota 2 before 7.23e allows remote attackers to achieve code execution or denial of service by creating a gaming server and inviting a victim to this server, because a crafted map is affected by memory corruption. Source

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HITRUST® Chief Compliance Officer Retires; Successor Named

Ken Vander Wal Retiring; Jeremy Huval Named as New Chief Compliance Officer FRISCO, TX, January 27, 2020 – HITRUST, a leading data protection standards development and certification organization, announced today that Jeremy Huval was promoted to Chief Compliance Officer, effective January 15, 2020. Huval served as Vice President of Compliance and Internal Audit for HITRUST […]

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Mandatory IoT Security in the Offing with U.K. Proposal

The U.K. government has unveiled a proposed law aimed at securing internet of things (IoT) devices, which have historically been riddled with basic security issues. The drafted law, announced on Monday, comprises three main mandates for IoT manufacturers. First, all consumer IoT device passwords must be unique (and not resettable to universal factory settings). IoT […]

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