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Powerhouse VPN products can be abused for large-scale DDoS attacks

Botnet operators are abusing VPN servers from VPN provider Powerhouse Management as a way to bounce and amplify junk traffic part of DDoS attacks. This new DDoS vector has been discovered and documented by a security researcher who goes online as Phenomite, who shared his findings with ZDNet last week. The researcher said the root ...

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Brave browser leaks onion addresses in DNS traffic

The Tor mode included with the Brave web browser allows users to access .onion dark web domains inside Brave private browsing windows without having to install Tor as a separate software package. Added in June 2018, Brave’s Tor mode has allowed throughout the years access to increased privacy to Brave ...

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CrowdStrike acquires Humio for $400 million

Image: CrowdStrike Cyber-security powerhouse CrowdStrike announced today it acquired log management firm Humio for $400 million in a deal expected to close at the end of Q1 2021. The deal was confirmed in statements posted by both companies on their websites. Humio, a London-based startup that launched in 2016, provides ...

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NordVPN vs Surfshark: Which VPN is best for you?

When choosing a VPN, you’ve got a lot of choices. In our best of guide and speed test guide, we’ve narrowed down the list from the 50+ branded commercial options out there to about 10. But once you narrow the list down even more, what do you choose? In this ...

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270 addresses are responsible for 55% of all cryptocurrency money laundering

Image: Chainalysis Criminals who keep their funds in cryptocurrency tend to launder funds through a small cluster of online services, blockchain investigations firm Chainalysis said in a report last week. This includes services like high-risk (low-reputation) crypto-exchange portals, online gambling platforms, cryptocurrency mixing services, and financial services that support cryptocurrency ...

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Egregor ransomware operators arrested in Ukraine

Members of the Egregor ransomware cartel have been arrested this week in Ukraine, French radio station France Inter reported on Friday, citing law enforcement sources. The arrests, which have not been formally announced, are the result of a joint investigation between French and Ukrainian police. Sources in the threat intel ...

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