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DDoS Attacks Soar in First Half of 2020

Shorter, faster, multivector attacks had a greater impact on victims.

Vulnerability in Wireless Router Chipsets Prompts Advisory

Synopsys issues an advisory for vulnerabilities affecting the chipsets of wireless routers from Qualcomm, Mediatek, and Realtek.

Ivanti Acquires Two Security Companies

Purchase of MobileIron and Pulse Secure announced simultaneously.

Universal Health Services Network Down in Apparent Ransomware Attack

UHS reportedly hit with ransomware that took down its network that supports hundreds of healthcare facilities and hospitals.

CrowdStrike Agrees to Acquire Preemptive Security for $96M

CrowdStrike plans to use Preemptive Security's conditional access technology to strengthen its Falcon platform.

Microsoft Warns of Attackers Now Exploiting ‘Zerologon’ Flaw

The Security Intelligence team at Microsoft is tracking newly waged exploits in the wild.

Microsoft’s Azure Defender for IoT Uses CyberX Tech

Azure Defender for IoT is built to help IT and OT teams discover IoT and OT assets, identify critical flaws, and detect malicious behavior.

FBI, DHS Warn of ‘Likely’ Disinformation Campaigns About Election Results

Nation-state actors and cybercriminals could wage cyberattacks and spread false information about the integrity of the election results while officials certify the final vote counts.

‘Dark Overlord’ Cyber Extortionist Pleads Guilty

Nathan Wyatt was sentenced to five years in prison after changing a previously not guilty plea.

Patch by Tonight: CISA Issues Emergency Directive for Critical Netlogon Flaw

The directive requires all federal agencies to apply a patch for Windows Netlogon vulnerability CVE-2020-1472 by midnight on Sept. 21.