IT Security Weekend Catch Up – February 12, 2022

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. Ukraine busts alleged Russian bot farm using thousands of SIM cards
  2. Two arrested for alleged conspiracy to launder $4.5 billion in stolen cryptocurrency
  3. Public voice and principal salesperson for notorious videogame piracy group sentenced to 3+ years in prison for conspiracy
  4. NetWalker ransomware affiliate sentenced to seven years in prison
  5. Cyberattack brings down Vodafone Portugal mobile, voice, and TV services
  6. New research across 200 iOS apps hints that surveillance marketing is still going strong
  7. It’s back: Senators want EARN IT bill to scan all online messages

For the more technical

  1. How to protect your phone from Pegasus and other APTs
  2. Fighting back against Pegasus, other advanced mobile malware
  3. Microsoft February 2022 Patch Tuesday
  4. Blocking internet macros by default in Office
  5. Using .ppam files to wrap executable content
  6. Apple patches new zero-day exploited to hack iPhones, iPads, Macs
  7. Vulnerability Reward Program: 2021 year in review
  8. Critical vulnerabilities in PHP Everywhere allow remote code execution
  9. Invisible sandbox evasion
  10. The Linux Command Line by William Shotts
  11. SEO Poisoning to distribute BATLOADER and Atera Agent
  12. Attackers disguise RedLine stealer as a Windows 11 upgrade
  13. Qbot likes to move it, move it
  14. Partners-in-crime: Medusa and Cabassous attack banks side-by-side
  15. Roaming Mantis reaches Europe
  16. Spam and phishing in 2021
  17. NaturalFreshMall: a mass store hack
  18. FritzFrog: P2P botnet hops back on the scene
  19. Law enforcement pressure forces ransomware groups to refine tactics in Q4 2021
  20. ModifiedElephant APT and a decade of fabricating evidence
  21. DDoS attacks in Q4 2021

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