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LockFile Ransomware Bypasses Protection Using Intermittent File Encryption

A new ransomware family that emerged last month comes with its own bag of tricks to bypass ransomware protection by leveraging a novel technique called "intermittent encryption." Called LockFile, the operators of the ransomware have been found exploiting recently disclosed flaws such as ProxyShell and PetitPotam to compromise Windows servers and deploy file-encrypting malware that scrambles only (The Hacker News)

Microsoft, Google to Invest $30 Billion in Cybersecurity Over Next 5 Years

Google and Microsoft said they are pledging to invest a total of $30 billion in cybersecurity advancements over the next five years, as the U.S. government partners with private sector companies to address threats facing the country in the wake of a string of sophisticated malicious cyber activity targeting critical infrastructure, laying bare the risks to data, organizations, and governments (The Hacker News)

T-Mobile’s Security Is ‘Awful,’ Says Purported Thief

John Binns, claiming to be behind the massive T-Mobile theft of >50m customer records, dissed the security measures of the US's No. 2 wireless biggest carrier. T-Mobile is "humbled," it said, announcing new partnerships with security heavyweights on Friday. (Threatpost)

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