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Malicious campaign targeting Struts uses leaked NSA exploits

Malicious attackers have launched a campaign aimed at the Apache Struts Web framework, and are using NSA exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers to spread laterally on internal networks after compromising a system.

Ars Technica's Goodin sued by security firm

Security firm Keeper Security has sued Ars Technica security editor Dan Goodin, accusing him and his employer of defamation, violation of the Illinois Deceptive Trade Practices Act and commercial disparagement under Illinois law.

UK teen gets suspended sentence for DDoS attacks

A British teenager has been given a 16-month suspended sentence for his "substantial" role in launching a number of distrubuted denial of service attacks on a number of well-known UK and US websites in 2015 and 2016.

Latest Ubuntu release pulled due to BIOS corruption bug

Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution, has disabled downloads of its latest version, 17.10, released in October, due to reports of it corrupting the BIOS on some laptops, mainly Lenovo models.

Personal info of 123m Americans found in unsecured AWS bucket

The personal information of 123 million American households collected by the California data analytics firm Alteryx has been found in an unsecured Amazon Web Services S3 bucket on the Web.

Immunity's Aitel has egg on face after North Korea blamed for WannaCry

The head of American security firm Immunity, Dave Aitel, appears to have egg on his face after the US Government officially attributed the WannaCry ransomware to North Korea on Tuesday.

New Android malware a jack of all trades – and master of them too

Android malware is common these days but security vendor Kaspersky Lab says it has encountered one which stands out for the range of activities it can carry out once it has infected a device: mining digital currencies, annoying users with constant ads, launching DDoS attacks from the affected device and more.

US blames North Korea for WannaCry attack in May

The US has blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware attack in May, calling it reckless and one that caused "havoc and destruction" by locking up more than 300,000 Windows computers in 150 countries.

Kaspersky appeals DHS software ban decision in US, says it's unconstitutional

Citing "reputational and revenue impact of a Binding Operational Directive based on media reports, rumour and unsubstantiated allegations", Kaspersky Lab is fighting back and wants due process.

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 3 'biggest in company history'

The latest version of Veeam Availability Suite handles virtual, physical and multi-cloud workloads from a single console.

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