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Federal authorities this week arrested a North Carolina man who allegedly ran with a group of online hooligans that attacked Web sites (including this one), took requests on Twitter to call in bomb threats to thousands of schools, and tried to frame various online gaming sites as the culprits. In an ironic twist, the accused -- who had fairly well separated his real life identity from his online personas -- appears to have been caught after a gaming Web site he frequented got hacked.
Microsoft on Tuesday issued a bevy of patches to correct at least 70 distinct security vulnerabilities in Windows and software designed to interact with various flavors of the operating system. This month's patch batch tackles some notable threats to enterprises -- including multiple flaws that were publicly disclosed prior to Patch Tuesday. It also bundles fixes to quash threats relevant to end users, including critical updates for Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Office, as well as a zero-day bug in Internet Explorer.
Email provider VFEmail has suffered what the company is calling "catastrophic destruction" at the hands of an as-yet unknown intruder who trashed all of the company's primary and backup data in the United States. The firm's founder says he now fears some 18 years' worth of customer email may be gone forever.
Threat-hunters say the breached data from the massive Equifax incident is nowhere to be found, indicating a spy job.
Data-exposure "lowlights" for the week ending Feb. 15, 2019.
The eight apps were secretly stealing victims' CPU power to mine for Monero.
Businesses don't have sufficient staff to find vulnerabilities or protect against their exploit, according to a new report by Ponemon Institute.
A "very realistic-looking" login prompt is designed to capture users' Facebook credentials, researchers report.
With attackers operating more aggressively and stealthily, some industrial network operators are working to get a jump on the threats.