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TWINN Security News July 26

Welcome to this week in NerdNews (TWINN). Your weekly top 5 technical and security issues Nerds should pay attention to:

Kaseya obtains REvil decryptor, starts customer data recovery operations. Remote management software vendor Kaseya said today it obtained a universal decryptor for the REvil ransomware. Meanwhile, REvil vanishes.

Chinese government recruiting criminal hackers to attack Western targets, U.S. and allies say. Monday’s statements underscore how China’s aggressive digital army continues to wreak havoc while public attention largely focuses on the cyber threats from elsewhere.

US House terminates deal with iConstituent after company waited days to raise ransomware alarm. This highlights the risks organizations carry post cyber-attack. Their own subscribers/customers may very well leave them.

TSA Issues Second Directive for Pipeline Operators Amid China Concerns. The degree of discovery by CISA goes way beyond Colonial.

Revealed: leak uncovers global abuse of cyber-surveillance weapon. Pegasus (spyware) sold to authoritarian regimes used to target activists, politicians and journalists.

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