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New Log4j attack vector can affect local hosts with no internet access

In context: The past week has kept IT organizations scrambling to respond to the Log4j vulnerability impacting systems around the world. As security experts have continued to identify additional bugs in the logging utility, network administrators have worked tirelessly to identify and close off any potential access that that may allow the vulnerability to be…

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COVID-19 can attack fat cells, but it’s still not clear what that means

People who are overweight may be at an increased risk for more severe COVID-19. Now, some researchers say that SARS-CoV-2 directly targets fat tissue and the immune cells found there.  Scientists took fat tissue samples and exposed them to coronavirus in the lab. They found that mature fat cells and fat tissue macrophages, a type…

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Ransomware attack on Planned Parenthood steals data of 400,000 patients

DATA FUMBLE — Hackers had access to Planned Parenthood’s Los Angeles chapter for 8 days. Dan Goodin – Dec 2, 2021 9:33 pm UTC Ransomware hackers broke into a Planned Parenthood network and accessed medical records or other sensitive data for more than 400,000 patients of the reproductive health care group. The disclosure came in…

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The Cost of a Ransomware Attack, Part 2: Response & Recovery

This is the second half of a 2-part series on the cost of ransomware attacks. Read part one, about the cash paid to the attackers themselves, here.  As harrowing as they are, actual ransomware payments constitute only a small fraction of the cost of an attack. Downtime and recovery are far more expensive. And these costs…

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The Cost of a Ransomware Attack, Part 1: The Ransom

According to many estimates, ransomware attacks are one of the most, if not the most, common types of cyber attack. While the number of attacks is generally trending downward, the average cost of an attack is skyrocketing — in part because malicious actors have increasingly taken aim at corporations that have the resources to pay large ransoms…

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Mud could decide timing of attack…

Russia showcased previous mobilization near Ukraine in nationwide preparedness exercises Muddy terrain and the need for more troops on the ground make any large-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine unlikely until January at the earliest, military analysts in Moscow and the West say, creating a window of diplomacy to ward off the President Vladimir Putin out…

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Attack on Burkina Faso defence outpost kills at least 20

Government denounces ‘cowardly and barbaric attack’ that killed 19 gendarmes and a civilian.Gunmen have killed at least 19 gendarmes and a civilian in northern Burkina Faso, in the tri-border region where the country has for years been battling armed groups. Security Minister Maxime Kone told state media on Sunday the toll from the attack on…

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Drone used in attack on US electrical grid last year, report reveals

A US intelligence report has revealed that a drone was used in an attempt to disable an electrical substation in Pennsylvania last year, in the first known attack of its kind Technology 5 November 2021 By David Hambling An electrical substation similar to this one was attacked in the USBrian Kinney/Alamy A modified consumer drone…

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Attack on Titan season 4 Part 2 return date confirmed: when is Episode 76 releasing on Crunchyroll?

Home News (Image credit: MAPPA) The Attack on Titan season 4 release date has finally been confirmed. Previously, we only knew the hit anime was returning for the second part of its ‘Final Season’ in January 2021. Now, there’s a more specific return date for those who are eager to discover when Eren and company…

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UCF Must Attack Cincinnati Cornerback Ahmad Gardner

UCF Must Attack Cincinnati Cornerback Ahmad Gardner ORLANDO – When there’s a future NFL cornerback on the gridiron, it’s oftentimes difficult to make passing plays to that cornerback’s side of the field. With good technique, scheme, and play calling, taking advantage of that talented cornerback can be achieved. The Bearcats will trot out Ahmad Gardner…