Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1917 Kaspersky Lab’s top investigator reportedly arrested in treason probe
In a move that stunned some security researchers, a top investigator at Russia's largest antivirus provider, Kaspersky Lab, has been arrested in an investigation into treason, a crime that upon conviction can carry severe sentences.

Ruslan Stoyanov, the head of Kaspersky Lab's investigations unit, was arrested in December, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported Wednesday. The paper said that Sergei Mikhailov, a division head of the Russian intelligence service FSB, was also arrested in the same probe. Stoyanov joined the Moscow-based AV company in 2012 and was chiefly involved in investigating and responding to hacking-related crimes carried out in Russia. His LinkedIn profile shows he served as a major in the cybercrime unit of Russia's Ministry of Interior from 2000 to 2006.
#1916 Heartbleed bug still affects thousands of sites
Close to 200,000 websites and servers remain vulnerable to a nasty bug found in a widely-used encryption library, almost three years after the bug was first discovered.

At the time of the Shodan Report's release this week, a total of 199,594 servers were vulnerable to the bug, with more vulnerable servers in the US than any other country.

South Korea, China, Germany, and France followed behind.

At time of writing, the overall number had dropped to 192,069 vulnerable servers, according to Shodan's live search engine, which looks for and logs open, unsecured internet-connected databases and devices.
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