IT Security Weekend Catch Up – April 28, 2024

Afraid of missing important security news during the week? We’re here to help! Every week we put together a curated list of all important security news in one place, for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

For the less technical

  1. Update on the plan for phase-out of third-party cookies on Chrome
  2. Data-hungry dating apps are worse than ever for your privacy
  3. Why is WhatsApp threatening to leave India? Everything you need to know
  4. Biden signs TikTok ‘ban’ bill into law, starting the clock for ByteDance to divest it
  5. Internet sanctions on Russian media: diverging actions and mixed effects
  6. Russian FSB counterintelligence chief gets 9 years in cybercrime bribery scheme
  7. How a massive hack of psychotherapy records revealed a nation’s secrets
  8. Founders and CEO of cryptocurrency mixing service arrested and charged with money laundering

For the more technical

  1. CVE-2024-20356: Jailbreaking a Cisco appliance to run DOOM
  2. MS-DOS v1.25, v2.0, v4.0 source code
  3. New malware campaign targets WP-Automatic plugin
  4. Unplugging PlugX: Sinkholing the PlugX USB worm botnet
  5. Analysis of Dev Popper: New attack campaign targeting software developers likely associated with North Korean threat actors
  6. Redline stealer: A novel approach
  7. GitHub comments abused to push malware via Microsoft repo URLs
  8. GuptiMiner: Hijacking antivirus updates for distributing backdoors and casual mining
  9. ArcaneDoor – New espionage-focused campaign found targeting perimeter network devices
  10. Brokewell: do not go broke from new banking malware
  11. ToddyCat is making holes in your infrastructure
  12. APT73: Self-proclaimed “APT” ransomware group
  13. Sifting through the spines: identifying (potential) Cactus ransomware victims
  14. Malware dev lures child exploiters into honeytrap to extort them
  15. Poll vaulting: Cyber threats to global elections
  16. Analyzing Forest Blizzard’s custom post-compromise tool for exploiting CVE-2022-38028 to obtain credentials

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