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Feds say hackers are likely exploiting critical Fortinet VPN vulnerabilities

Enlarge Getty Images The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that advanced hackers are likely exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS VPN in an attempt to plant a beachhead to breach medium and large-sized businesses in later attacks. “APT actors may use these vulnerabilities or other common exploitation techniques to gain […]

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Feds avert Russian man’s $1 million plot to infect Nevada company’s network

Enlarge Michael Coghlan A Russian national has been criminally charged for allegedly offering $ 1 million to a person in return for them infecting their employer’s network with malware. Federal prosecutors said that Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, met with the unnamed employee on multiple occasions to entice them to install malware that would exfiltrate data […]

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eBay Executives Sent Live Spiders, Roaches To Harass Couple, Feds Say

Six former eBay Inc. employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches, federal authorities said Monday. Executives were upset about the newsletter’s coverage, so their employees set out to […]