Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1197 Ransomware gang claims Fortune 500 company hired them to hack the competition
In an exchange with a security researcher pretending to be a victim, one ransomware agent claimed they were working for a Fortune 500 company.

“We are hired by [a] corporation to cyber disrupt day-to-day business of their competition,” the customer support agent of a ransomware known as Jigsaw said, according to a new report by security firm F-Secure.

“The purpose was just to lock files to delay a corporation’s production time to allow our clients to introduce a similar product into the market first.”
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#1197 Ransomware gang claims Fortune 500 company hired them to hack the competition
#1196 PayPal fixes CSRF vulnerability in PayPal.me
#1195 PowerWare ransomware masquerades as Locky to intimidate victims
#1194 Flaws in Oracle file processing SDKs affect major third-party products
#1193 Canadian man behind popular ‘Orcus RAT’
#1192 Google fixes 48 bugs, sandbox escape, in Chrome
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