Singapore-based security outfit Group-IB says it consulted international law enforcement bodies Europol and Interpol before it published a detailed document about a Kazakh man who had been the subject of a sealed indictment issued by the US Government.

The man called the invisible god of networks aka Fxmsp by the security firm Group-IB compromised more than 135 company networks and sold access to them in 44 countries over three-plus years, raking in at least $1.5 million, the firm says in a detailed document about him. The name is taken from a quote in an ad posted by a user Lampeduza to promote Fxmsp's services: "You will become the invisible god of networks."

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The Windows DNS Server, Microsoft's implementation of the domain name resolution software, has a seven-year-old bug which is wormable and can be triggered by a malicious DNS response, the Israeli security firm Check Point has found.

Software behemoth Microsoft has slipped under the radar while other companies like Facebook have been criticised for hate speech, but the Redmond firm is up to its neck in providing services to law enforcement based on its cloud and other platforms.

A survey of 250 Australian chief information officers, chief technology officers and chief information security officers has found that both cyber attacks and breaches had risen during the last 12 months, prompting increased expenditure on cyber defences.

The Debian GNU/Linux project has announced that its distribution known as Jessie or version 8 has reached the end of its long-term support period on 30 June, five years after it was released on 26 April 2015.

Corporate staffing solutions and services company Collabera appears to have paid a ransom to attackers who used the Maze ransomware, that runs on Windows only, to attack its systems.

Telstra says its enterprise customers are the “first in the world” to be able to purchase and deploy Cradlepoint 5G wireless network edge solutions – a series of adaptors and routers engineered to deliver the speed, security, reliability and manageability required by enterprise 5G customers.

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