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Russia sends in cyber attack dogs as NATO summit looms
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Russia sends in cyber attack dogs as NATO summit looms

The threat organization NoName has taken down multiple websites related to travel and tourism in the Lithuanian capital, signaling that Russia's cyber partisans are becoming more enthusiastic about the Kremlin's directive to scuttle the impending NATO summit in Vilnius. Just before going to print, Cybernews investigated the GoVilnius tourism promotion website, and it appears that the portal is currently unavailable. It also appears that the stops.lt website, which lets users organize trips around the capital of Lithuania, has been impacted. However, it appears that the Trafi app, which enables users to reserve and activate bus tickets for trips within the capital city of Lithuania read more Russia sends in cyber attack dogs as NATO summit looms. Stay informed with the best cybers...
Instagram sugar daddy reportedly arrested following Cybernews Investigation
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Instagram sugar daddy reportedly arrested following Cybernews Investigation

According to reports, Brazilian authorities have detained Victor Mendes, the purported mastermind of the Instagram sugar daddy scam that preys on trusting victims. On social media, Victor Mendes posed as John Textor, a well-known US businessman, entrepreneur, and proprietor of multiple football clubs. As the principal shareholder of the Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas team, which plays in the top Brazilian football league, Campeonato Brasileiro Série A, John Textor is a well known figure in Brazil as well read more Instagram sugar daddy reportedly arrested following Cybernews Investigation. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybersecurity news.
Putin Speech Interrupted by DDoS Attack
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Putin Speech Interrupted by DDoS Attack

Several websites that were broadcasting President Putin's state of the nation address on Tuesday were reportedly taken down by a suspected distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. During the address, the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation (VGTRK) website and the Smotrim live-streaming platform were intermittently unavailable to journalists situated in various regions, according to Reuters. While VGTRK displayed an error message stating that "technical operations were being carried out," it claimed that the Smotrim website simply did not load read more Putin Speech Interrupted by DDoS Attack. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybersecurity news.
Hackers Exploit Privilege Escalation Flaw on Windows Backup Service
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Hackers Exploit Privilege Escalation Flaw on Windows Backup Service

Threat actors have been seen using the Windows Backup and Restore service's privilege escalation vulnerability. According to security experts at CloudSEK, "[…] CVE-2023-21752 is a vulnerability that allows a basic user to execute arbitrary code on a host to delete files from [a] specified storage path, through Windows Backup and Restore service." "Only privileged users are allowed to do this activity." Moreover, the attack may be used to elevate a host's privileges from basic user to system user, enabling account takeovers read more Hackers Exploit Privilege Escalation Flaw on Windows Backup Service. With ReconBee.com Stay ahead of the latest threats with in-depth coverage of cyber attacks and cybersecurity trends, and the latest cybersecurity news.
Facebook to Pay $725 Million to settle Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Data Leak
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Facebook to Pay $725 Million to settle Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Data Leak

In order to resolve a protracted class-action lawsuit started in 2018, Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, has agreed to pay $725 million. The legal issue arose in response to disclosures that the social media behemoth had permitted Cambridge Analytica and other third-party apps to access users' personal information for political advertising without their consent. The planned settlement, which was originally reported by Reuters last week, is the most recent fine that the corporation has had to pay as a result of numerous privacy-related incidents over the years. It still needs to be approved by a federal judge in the U.S. District Court's San Francisco division read the complete article Facebook to Pay $725 Million to settle Lawsuit Over Cambridg...