More US agencies potentially hacked, this time with Pulse Secure exploits

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) At least five US federal agencies may have experienced cyberattacks that targeted recently discovered security flaws that give hackers free rein over vulnerable networks, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Friday. The vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure, a VPN that employees use to remotely connect to large networks, include one that hackers had …

The NYPD retires “Digidog” robot after public backlash

Enlarge / The NYPD’s Digidog is just a Boston Dynamics robot in blue livery. (credit: Daniel Valls/FNTV freedomnews.tv) The Guardian reports that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) is retiring “Digidog,” a Boston Dynamics Spot robot the state started testing in December. The department described the robot as a tool that could be used to defuse dangerous situations and …

Roku vs. Google, part 2: The YouTube TV app gets pulled from the Roku Store

Enlarge Roku warned us on Monday that this could happen. This morning, the company announced that YouTube TV is no longer available on the Roku Channel Store. Google and Roku are squabbling over Roku’s carrying agreement, just like you might see in an old-school cable TV carriage dispute. The main point of contention seems to be over the AV1 video …

New iPad Pro, Apple TV 4K, and 24-inch iMac now available for order

Enlarge / An Apple-made image of the various Macs running on the M1 to date. (credit: Apple) As previously announced, today is the day: orders are open on the Apple Store and through other retailers for the remaining hardware products that Apple announced on April 20: the 24-inch iMac and the new iPad Pro and Apple TV 4K. Yesterday, we reported …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

‘Disaster Girl’ Makes $500,000 in NFT Sale of Her Viral Meme

Zoe Roth, the centerpiece of the “Disaster Girl” meme, has made nearly half a million dollars after selling the original copy as a non-fungible token (NFT), the New York Times reports. From a report: The market for ownership rights to digital art and media as NFTs has recently soared in popularity. Roth’s photo was taken in 2005 when she was …