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Verizon Is Weighing a Sale of Yahoo, AOL

According to Bloomberg, Verizon is considering selling AOL and Yahoo — two once high-flying dot-com brands it purchased in 2015 and 2017, respectively. Bloomberg reports: Verizon Media could fetch as much as $5 billion […]. The company is talking to Apollo Global Management about a deal, they said. It couldn’t immediately be learned how a deal would be structured or ... Read More »

Anti-Vaxxer Hijacks QR Codes At COVID-19 Check-In Sites

schwit1 shares a report from Threatpost: Quick-response (QR) codes used by a COVID-19 contact-tracing program were hijacked by a man who simply slapped up scam QR codes on top to redirect users to an anti-vaccination website, according to local police. He now faces two counts of “obstructing operations carried out relative to COVID-19 under the Emergency Management Act,” the South ... Read More »

New Malware Found Lurking In 64-Bit Linux Installs

syn3rg shares a report from ZDNet: A Linux backdoor recently discovered by researchers has avoided VirusTotal detection since 2018. Dubbed RotaJakiro, the Linux malware has been described by the Qihoo 360 Netlab team as a backdoor targeting Linux 64-bit systems. RotaJakiro was first detected on March 25 when a Netlab distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) botnet C2 command tracking system, BotMon, flagged ... Read More »

US Government Probes VPN Hack Within Federal Agencies, Races To Find Clues

For at least the third time since the beginning of this year, the U.S. government is investigating a hack against federal agencies that began during the Trump administration but was only recently discovered, according to senior U.S. officials and private sector cyber defenders. Reuters reports: The new government breaches involve a popular virtual private network (VPN) known as Pulse Connect ... Read More »