August 1, 2021
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Actively exploited Mac 0-day neutered core OS security defenses

EnlargeGetty ImagesWhen Apple released the latest version 11.3 for macOS on Monday, it didn't just introduce support for new features and optimizations. More importantly, the company fixed a zero-day vulnerability that hackers were actively exploiting to install malware without triggering core Mac security mechanisms, some that were in place for mo...
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Malvertisers use >120 hacked ad servers to target millions of Web surfers

EnlargeGetty ImagesHackers have compromised more than 120 ad servers over the past year in an ongoing campaign that displays malicious advertisements on tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of devices as they visit sites that, by all outward appearances, are benign. Malvertising is the practice of delivering ads to people as they visit tr...
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Windows and Linux devices are under attack by a new cryptomining worm

EnlargeGetty ImagesA newly discovered cryptomining worm is stepping up its targeting of Windows and Linux devices with a batch of new exploits and capabilities, a researcher said. Research company Juniper started monitoring what it’s calling the Sysrv botnet in December. One of the botnet’s malware components was a worm that spread from one vulnera...
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Malicious cheats for Call of Duty: Warzone are circulating online

EnlargeCHUYN / Getty ImagesCriminals have been hiding malware inside publicly available software that purports to be a cheat for Activision’s Call of Duty: Warzone, researchers with the game maker warned earlier this week. Cheats are programs that tamper with in-game events or player interactions so that users gain an unfair advantage over their op...