March 5, 2021
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Microsoft issues emergency patches for 4 exploited 0-days in Exchange

EnlargeGetty Images Microsoft is urging customers to install emergency patches as soon as possible to protect against highly skilled hackers who are actively exploiting four zero-day vulnerabilities in Exchange Server. The software maker said hackers working on behalf of the Chinese government have been using the previously unknown exploits to hack...
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Rookie coding mistake prior to Gab hack came from site’s CTO

EnlargeGab.com Over the weekend, word emerged that a hacker breached far-right social media website Gab and downloaded 70 gigabytes of data by exploiting a garden-variety security flaw known as a SQL injection. A quick review of Gab’s open source code shows that the critical vulnerability—or at least one very much like it—was introduced by the comp...
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Hackers tied to Russia’s GRU targeted the US grid for years

EnlargeYuri Smityuk | Getty Images For all the nation-state hacker groups that have targeted the United States power grid—and even successfully breached American electric utilities—only the Russian military intelligence group known as Sandworm has been brazen enough to trigger actual blackouts, shutting the lights off in Ukraine in 2015 and 2016. N...
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Ukraine says Russia hacked its document portal and planted malicious files

EnlargeOleksii Leonov Ukraine has accused the Russian government of hacking into one of its government Web portals and planting malicious documents that would install malware on end users’ computers. “The purpose of the attack was the mass contamination of information resources of public authorities, as this system is used for the circulation of do...
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Android users now have an easy way to check the security of their passwords

EnlargeGetty Images Google is adding its password checkup feature to Android, making the mobile OS the latest company offering to give users an easy way to check if the passcodes they’re using have been compromised. Password Checkup works by checking credentials entered into apps against a list of billions of credentials compromised in the innumera...
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AT&T and Frontier have let phone networks fall apart, Calif. regulator finds

EnlargeGetty Images | CalypsoArt AT&T and Frontier have let their copper phone networks deteriorate through neglect since 2010, resulting in poor service quality and many lengthy outages, a report commissioned by the California state government found. Customers in low-income areas and areas without substantial competition have fared the worst, ...