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Issue #60 - August 28, 2023

Facebook Links Massive Disinformation Operation to China

Source: Data Breach Today

Facebook parent Meta unearthed a Chinese propaganda campaign active across dozens of social media sites in what the company calls the largest known cross-platform influence operation in the world.




High-Severity Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities Patched in Firefox, Chrome

Source: OODA Loop

Mozilla and Google have released stable updates for Firefox and Chrome to address high-severity vulnerabilities, including memory corruption issues. Mozilla’s Firefox 117 includes patches for 13 vulnerabilities, with seven rated as high severity.




Crypto Investor Data Stolen From KROLL in SIM Swap

Source: Data Breach Today

Kroll is warning claimants in three major cryptocurrency bankruptcy cases that hackers obtained their personal data after attackers convinced a mobile carrier to redirect an employee's phone number to their own device.




Operation 'Duck Hunt' Dismantles Qakbot

Source: Info Risk Today

U.S. authorities Tuesday said they permanently dismantled the notorious Qakbot botnet in an international operation that seized 52 servers and nearly $9 million worth of cryptocurrency.




Ransomware Attack Cleanup Costs: $11M So Far for Rackspace

Source: Data Breach Today

After the attack comes the bill: Ransomware and data exfiltration attacks continue to stick victims with serious cleanup, legal and other costs. Cloud computing giant Rackspace has so far spent $10.8 million responding to an attack against its hosted Exchange environment by the Play ransomware group that began late last November.



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