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Microsoft says a North Korean hacking group has breached Taiwanese multimedia software company CyberLink and trojanized one of its installers to push malware in a supply chain attack targeting potential victims worldwide.

According to Microsoft Threat Intelligence, activity suspected to be linked with the altered CyberLink installer file surfaced as early as October 20, 2023.

Way back when we loaded software with punch cards and magnetic tape, all programs were "free software" and "open source." Then along came proprietary software, and everything changed. But programmers rebelled and developed the first formal definitions of free and open source software.

Today, code that's not open source is the rare exception. But that hasn't stopped companies who mistook open source as a business model instead of a development model from trying to combine proprietary methods with "open source" code. The latest is Sentry's Functional Source License (FSL).

The mystery surrounding the brief dismissal of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman last Friday, who has since been reinstated, might revolve around a Reuters report that suggests Altman's removal was due to a breakthrough in artificial general intelligence (AGI), which could threaten humanity. 

A new malware campaign targeting Apple products tricks users into downloading a 'browser update' which actually contains a 'one hit smash-and-grab' virus.

Cybercriminals are even creating malicious ads on Google which impersonate familiar and legitimate tech brands to lure in potential targets.

Once you have entered the website, fake pop-ups will prompt you to download a browser update to view the site.

Worryingly, the fake prompts are extremely convincing, and even a savvy user could be tricked if they don't know what to look for.

INL is located in Idaho Falls, a community of about 67,000 residents in the eastern part of the state. It has more than 5,000 employees and works on researching nuclear reactors and sustainable energy projects for the federal government.

Local media initially did not name the suspected hackers, but a group calling itself SiegedSec eventually took responsibility, posting some of the purloined information on social media.

A new Mirai-based malware botnet named 'InfectedSlurs' has been exploiting two zero-day remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities to infect routers and video recorder (NVR) devices.

The malware hijacks the devices to make them part of its DDoS (distributed denial of service) swarm, presumably rented for profit.

The discovery of 'InfectedSlurs' comes from Akamai, who first spotted it on its honeypots in late October 2023. However, the botnet's initial activity dates back to late 2022.

The Federal Communications Commission has voted for a Biden administration plan to promote “equity and diversity” online that some critics are calling a “takeover of the Internet.”

The FCC on Wednesday voted 3-2 for a plan that would give the federal government complete authority over the Internet.

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley was asked to explain her earlier remarks about social media companies on Wednesday and said that while she didn't mind "anonymous American" free speech, she didn't support anonymous free speech for actors in Russia, Iran and China.