WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 188
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1- Recovering Real Faces from Face-Generation ML System
New paper: “This Person (Probably) Exists. Identity Membership Attacks Against GAN Generated Faces.
Abstract: Recently, generative adversarial networks (GANs) have achieved stunning realism, fooling even human observers. Indeed, the popular tongue-in-cheek website http://thispersondoesnotexist.com, …
2- FreakOut Botnet Turns DVRs Into Monero Cryptominers
Threat group FreakOut’s Necro botnet has developed a new trick: infecting Visual Tools DVRs with a Monero miner.
Juniper Threat Labs researchers have issued a report detailing new activities from FreakOut, also known as Necro Python and Python.IRCBot. In late September, the team noticed that the bo…
3- Verizon’s Visible Wireless Carrier Confirms Credential-Stuffing Attack
On Wednesday, Verizon’s Visible – an all-digital, uber-cheap wireless carrier – confirmed what customers have been complaining about on Reddit and Twitter all week: They lost control of their accounts; had their passwords and shipping addresses changed; and some got stuck with bills for pricey new i…
4- Microsoft Oct. Patch Tuesday Squashes 4 Zero-Day Bugs
Today is Microsoft’s October 2021 Patch Tuesday, and it delivers fixes for four zero-day vulnerabilities, one of which is being exploited in a far-reaching espionage campaign that delivers the new MysterySnail RAT malware to Windows servers.
Microsoft reported a total of 74 vulnerabilities, three of…