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Colonial Pipeline

Colonial Pipeline facing $1,000,000 fine for poor recovery plans

by Paul Ducklin If you were in the US this time last year, you won’t have forgotten, and you may even have been affected by, the ransomware attack on fuel-pumping company Colonial Pipeline. The organization was hit by ransomware injected into its network by so-called affiliates of a cybercrime crew known as DarkSide. DarkSide is an example of

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RubyGems Supply Chain Attack

RubyGems Supply Chain Attack – Check Your Logs!

by Paul Ducklin Popular package management site RubyGems.org, which stores and supplies hundreds of thousands of modules for the widely-used programming language Ruby, just patched a dangerous server-side vulnerability. The bug, dubbed CVE-2022-29176, could have allowed attackers to remove a package that wasn’t theirs (yanking it, in RubyGems jargon), and then to replace it with

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Google Docs Fixed A Five-ANDs-In-A-Row Crisis

Google Docs Fixed A Five-ANDs-In-A-Row Crisis

Remember the jokes (OK, they were sold as “jokes” when you were at school to add a touch of excitement to Eng. Lang. lessons) about creating valid and allegedly meaningful sentences with a single word repeated many times? There’s a very dubious one with the word BUFFALO seven times in a row, which relies on

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Ransomware 2022

Ransomware Survey 2022

No leading questions, as usual, we didn’t conduct the survey ourselves, to avoid the problem that a cybersecurity company asking respondents cybersecurity questions might be considered “leading the witnesses”. Surveys overtly connected with vendors often result in answers, like the curate’s remark about the egg, that the respondents thought the experts might like to hear,

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