IT Security Weekend Catch Up – November 6, 2021

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. Facebook to drop Face Recognition, will delete templates on more than one billion people
  2. Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence
  3. US sanctions four companies selling hacking tools, including NSO Group & Candiru
  4. Sergey Pavlovich, wanted by US on hacking-related charges since 2008, was ‘surprised’ by Russian arrest
  5. TrickBot malware dev extradited to U.S. faces 60 years in prison
  6. Man charged with hacking MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL user accounts to stream games
  7. How a Squid Game crypto scam got away with millions
  8. ‘Destructive’ cyberattack hits National Bank of Pakistan
  9. Ransomware attack disrupts Toronto’s public transportation system

For the more technical

  1. Android Security Bulletin – November 2021
  2. Trojan Source attacks. Invisible source code vulnerabilities
  3. GitLab unauthenticated remote code execution CVE-2021-22205 exploited in the wild
  4. CVE-2021-43267: Remote Linux kernel heap overflow. TIPC module allows arbitrary code execution
  5. Signal is adding a closed-source spam reduction piece of code to its servers
  6. Malware found in coa and rc, two npm packages with 23M weekly downloads
  7. The 2021 CWE Most Important Hardware Weaknesses
  8. Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog
  9. Pwn2Own Austin 2021 – Schedule and live results
  10. Sneaking through Windows: Infostealer malware masquerades as Windows application
  11. Snake infostealer malware
  12. TA575 uses ‘Squid Game’ lures to distribute Dridex malware
  13. Identification of a new cybercriminal group: Lockean (PDF)
  14. Holy SEO poisoning
  15. The ‘Groove’ ransomware gang was a hoax
  16. BlackMatter ransomware says its shutting down due to pressure from local authorities
  17. Chaos ransomware variant in fake Minecraft alt list brings destruction to Japanese gamers
  18. BlackShadow hackers breach Israeli hosting firm and extort customers
  19. Spam and phishing in Q3 2021
  20. Pink, a botnet that competed with the vendor to control the massive infected devices

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