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CEOs Resign from Trump’s Cybersecurity Commission

Eight members of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council resigned last week, citing insufficient attention to the growing threats to the cybersecurity by the Trump Administration.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/ceos-resign-from-trumps-cybersecurity-commission/

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Mobile WireX DDoS Botnet ‘Neutralized’ by Collaboration of Competitors

A large botnet of Android devices called WireX is responsible for large-scale application-layer DDoS attacks against businesses in the hospitality, porn and gambling industries.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/mobile-wirex-ddos-botnet-neutralized-by-collaboration-of-competitors/

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Chinese government’s latest crack against online anonymity

The Chinese government is dead-set on making it so that all online interactions can be tied to a specific user. The latest move towards this goal came on Friday, when the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released an overview of the new rules that dictate that anonymous users can’t post content online. The new rules […]

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Anonymous Messaging App Sarahah to Halt Collection of User Data With Next Update

The anonymous messaging app Sarahah says it plans to remove a feature that uploads users contacts, including phone numbers and email addresses to the company’s servers, in the next update.   This post was originally published on https://threatpost.com/feed/. https://blacklakesecurity.com/anonymous-messaging-app-sarahah-to-halt-collection-of-user-data-with-next-update/

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New, custom ransomware delivered to orgs via extremely targeted emails

Ransomware campaigns are usually wide-flung affairs: the attackers send out as many malicious emails as possible and hope to hit a substantial number of targets. But more targeted campaigns are also becoming a trend. Targeting different verticals Take for example the latest ones spotted by Proofpoint researchers in August: one was primarily aimed at Healthcare […]

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