Security News This Week: An International Operation Knocked a Notorious Ransomware Group Offline

Posted on AllSides October 24th, 2021
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The endless drumbeat of high-profile ransomware attacks continued this week, but Google's Threat Analysis Group also raised awareness of tricky “pass-the-cookie” attacks that hackers have used in recent years to hijack prominent YouTube channels. While this type of attack isn't new, Google has taken significant coordinated action to curb the trend. Compromised YouTube channels have been used to broadcast cryptocurrency scams and disseminate other misinformation.

Meanwhile, the International Organization for Standardization released its first set of sex toy manufacturing guidelines last week in a major step for establishing minimum safety standards...

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