Hi folks,

I hope you're all doing great, and ready to step into the weekend. I myself had a rather calm week, taking some more time for myself which felt good. I went to see Dune 2, and it hasn't let me go yet. It seemed like every other frame of that movie left me jaw-dropped, it's so beautifully made. If you're a sci-fi nerd like me, I can recommend it highly.

But anyway, before all that, I hope you enjoy this week's issue :-)


Dieter Van der Stock

Quick links

  • Google paid $10 million in bug bounty rewards last year: link.
  • Tor’s new WebTunnel bridges mimic HTTPS traffic to evade censorship: link.
  • LockBit ransomware affiliate gets four years in jail, to pay $860k: link.
  • Training days: How officials are using AI to prepare election workers for voting chaos: link.
  • Feds seize $1.4 million of tech support scam proceeds with the help of Tether crypto firm: link.
  • JetBrains vulnerability exploitation highlights debate over 'silent patching': link.
Dieter Van der Stock

Breaches and leaks

  • French unemployment agency data breach impacts 43 million people: link.
  • Over 15,000 hacked Roku accounts sold for 50¢ each: link.
  • Equilend warns employees their data was stolen by ransomware gang: link.
  • Okta says data leaked on hacking forum not from its systems: link.
  • Acer confirms Philippines employee data leaked on hacking forum: link.
  • Stanford: Data of 27,000 people stolen in September ransomware attack: link.
  • Scottish health service says ‘focused and ongoing cyber attack’ may disrupt services: link.
  • Nissan: About 100,000 people in Australia, New Zealand affected by recent cyberattack: link.
Dieter Van der Stock

Issues and fixes

  • QNAP warns of critical auth bypass flaw in its NAS devices: link.
  • Critical Fortinet flaw may impact 150,000 exposed devices: link.
  • Hackers exploit Pop-up Builder WordPress plugin: link.
Dieter Van der Stock

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Dieter Van der Stock