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Cisco ASA Flaw Under Active Attack After PoC Exploit Posted Online

A security vulnerability in Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) that was addressed by the company last October and again earlier this April, has been subjected to active in-the-wild attacks following the release of proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code. The PoC was published by researchers from cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies on June 24, following which reports emerged that attackers (The Hacker News)

SolarWinds Hackers Breach Microsoft Customer Support to Target its Customers

In yet another sign that the Russian hackers who breached SolarWinds network monitoring software to compromise a slew of entities never really went away, Microsoft said the threat actor behind the malicious cyber activities used password spraying and brute-force attacks in an attempt to guess passwords and gain access to its customer accounts. "This recent activity was mostly unsuccessful, and (The Hacker News)

Crackonosh virus mined $2 million of Monero from 222,000 hacked computers

A previously undocumented Windows malware has infected over 222,000 systems worldwide since at least June 2018, yielding its developer no less than 9,000 Moneros ($2 million) in illegal profits. Dubbed "Crackonosh," the malware is distributed via illegal, cracked copies of popular software, only to disable antivirus programs installed in the machine and install a coin miner package called XMRig (The Hacker News)

FIN7 Supervisor Gets 7-Year Jail Term for Stealing Millions of Credit Cards

A Ukrainian national and a mid-​level supervisor of the hacking group known as FIN7 has been sentenced to seven years in prison for his role as a "pen tester" and perpetuating a criminal scheme that enabled the gang to compromise millions of customers debit and credit cards. Andrii Kolpakov, 33, was arrested in Spain on June 28, 2018, and subsequently extradited to the U.S. the following year on (The Hacker News)

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Jail

Controversial mogul and antivirus pioneer John McAfee on Wednesday died by suicide in a jail cell in Barcelona, hours after reports that he would be extradited to face federal charges in the U.S. McAfee was 75. He is said to have died by hanging "as his nine months in prison brought him to despair," according to McAfee's lawyer Javier Villalba, Reuters reported. Security personnel at the Brians (The Hacker News)

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