Feds expect ransomware attacks ahead of Labor Day.

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Feds Warn of Ransomware Attacks Ahead of Labor Day

Threat actors recently have used long holiday weekends — when many staff are taking time off — as a prime opportunity to ambush organizations.

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September 1, 2021

BEC Scammers Seek Native English Speakers on Underground


Cybercrooks are posting help-wanted ads on dark web forums, promising to do the technical work of compromising email accounts but looking for native English speakers to carry out the social-engineering part of these lucrative scams.

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September 1, 2021

LockBit Jumps Its Own Countdown, Publishes Bangkok Air Files

The ransomware gang claims to have pulled off successful attacks against two airlines and one airport with help from its Accenture attack.

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September 1, 2021

Gutenberg Template Library & Redux Framework Bugs Plague WordPress Sites

Two vulnerabilities in the site-building plugin could be useful tools in the hands of a skilled attacker, researchers warned.

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September 1, 2021

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