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Security daily (11-09-2021)

Mēris Botnet Hit Russia's Yandex With Massive 22 Million RPS DDoS Attack

Russian internet giant Yandex has been the target of a record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack by a new botnet called Mēris. The botnet is believed to have pummeled the company's web infrastructure with millions of HTTP requests, before hitting a peak of 21.8 million requests per second (RPS), dwarfing a recent botnet-powered attack that came to light last month, bombarding  (The Hacker News)

WhatsApp to Finally Let Users Encrypt Their Chat Backups in the Cloud

WhatsApp on Friday announced it will roll out support for end-to-end encrypted chat backups on the cloud for Android and iOS users, paving the way for storing information such as chat messages and photos in Apple iCloud or Google Drive in a cryptographically secure manner. The feature, which will go live to all of its two billion users in the coming weeks, is expected to only work on the primary (The Hacker News)

Experts Link Sidewalk Malware Attacks to Grayfly Chinese Hacker Group

A previously undocumented backdoor that was recently found targeting an unnamed computer retail company based in the U.S. has been linked to a longstanding Chinese espionage operation dubbed Grayfly. In late August, Slovakian cybersecurity firm ESET disclosed details of an implant called SideWalk, which is designed to load arbitrary plugins sent from an attacker-controlled server, gather (The Hacker News)

Microsoft Warns of Cross-Account Takeover Bug in Azure Container Instances

Microsoft on Wednesday said it remediated a vulnerability in its Azure Container Instances (ACI) services that could have been weaponized by a malicious actor "to access other customers' information" in what the researchers described as the "first cross-account container takeover in the public cloud." An attacker exploiting the weakness could execute malicious commands on other users' containers (The Hacker News)

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