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We cannot ignore the increased use of IoT in domestic abuse cases

The New York Times reports that smart home devices are increasingly used in cases of domestic abuse.
Read more on Virus Bulletin’s blog.

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Microsoft Policy Sets Standard For Openness On What Vulnerabilities To Patch

Microsoft has published a draft policy in which the company outlines what kinds of vulnerabilities it will patch and which vulnerabilities qualify for a bug bounty.
More on my blog at Forbes.

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Banks may need threat teams to fight the next wave of SWIFT-style attacks

Almost two-thirds of financial institutions have yet to form threat hunting teams — a growing necessity as the number of high-profile attacks rises.
Read more on Payment Source. (Note: subscription wall.)

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When crypto exchanges act like banks, regulators may treat them as such

Exchanges aren’t very transparent about their methods, but that in fact most handle such internal transactions exactly how regular banks have worked for centuries.
Read more on Payment Source. (Note: subscription wall.)

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Subtle change could see a reduction in installation of malicious Chrome extensions

Google has made a subtle change to its Chrome browser, banning the inline installation of new extensions, thus making it harder for malware authors to trick users into unwittingly installing malicious extensions.
Read more on Virus Bulletin’s blog.

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Polish banks targeted by attackers who hijack customer sessions

Rather than hooking into the browser process, BackSwap takes the place of the user and enters the same commands into the browser that a user would if they wanted to hack themselves.
Read more on Payment Source. (Note: subscription wall.)

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Why the ransom demand on Canadian banks was a no-win scenario

Two major Canadian banks, Bank of Montreal and Simplii Financial, have become victims of hacks that affected some 50,000 and 40,000 customers respectively. Neither bank decided to pay the ransom by the hackers’ May 28 deadline.
Read more on Payment Source. (Note: subscription wall.)

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Expired domain led to SpamCannibal's blacklist eating the whole world

The domain of the little-used SpamCannibal DNS blacklist had expired, resulting in it effectively listing every single IP address.
Read more on Virus Bulletin’s blog.

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MnuBot banking trojan communicates via SQL server

Researchers at IBM X-Force have discovered MnuBot, a banking trojan targeting users in Brazil, which is noteworthy for using SQL Server for command and control communication.
Read more on Virus Bulletin’s blog.

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XMRig used in new macOS cryptominer

A new piece of cryptocurrency-mining malware on macOS has been found to use the popular XMRig miner.
Read more on Virus Bulletin’s blog.