French Politician Proposes Simplified Taxation Regime for Cryptocurrencies

Alex Dovbnya A French politician wants to make the current taxation around cryptocurrencies much simpler French politician Pierre Person has laid out his plan for simplifying cryptocurrency taxes in France. Paying for goods or services with crypto usually constitutes a tax obligation since digital assets have to be converted into fiat currencies.…
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Cybersecurity Firm Group-IB’s CEO Arrested Over Treason Charges in Russia

Russian authorities on Wednesday arrested and detained Ilya Sachkov, the founder of cybersecurity firm Group-IB, for two months in Moscow on charges of state treason following a search of its office on September 28. The Russian company, which is headquartered in Singapore, confirmed the development but noted the “reason for the search was not yet clear,” adding “The decentralized infrastructure of Group-IB allows us to keep our customer’s data safe, maintain business operations and work without interruption across our offices in Russia and around the world.” Group IB said the raids at its Moscow office had commenced on Tuesday, with law enforcement authorities leaving that same evening.…
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New Tomiris Backdoor Found Linked to Hackers Behind SolarWinds Cyberattack

Cybersecurity researchers on Wednesday disclosed a previously undocumented backdoor likely designed and developed by the Nobelium advanced persistent threat (APT) behind last year’s SolarWinds supply chain attack, joining the threat actor’s ever-expanding arsenal of hacking tools. Moscow-headquartered firm Kaspersky codenamed the malware “Tomiris,” calling out its similarities to another second-stage malware used during the campaign, SUNSHUTTLE (aka GoldMax), targeting the IT management software provider’s Orion platform.…
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ImmuniWeb Launches Free Cloud Security Test to Detect Unprotected Storage

The IDC cloud security survey 2021 states that as many as 98% of companies were victims of a cloud data breach within the past 18 months. Fostered by the pandemic, small and large organizations from all over the world are migrating their data and infrastructure into a public cloud, while often underestimating novel and cloud-specific security or privacy issues.…
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Incentivizing Developers is the Key to Better Security Practices

Professional developers want to embrace DevSecOps and write secure code, but their organizations need to support this seachange if they want that effort to grow. The cyber threat landscape is becoming more complex by the day. Attackers are constantly scanning networks for vulnerable applications, programs, cloud instances, and the latest flavor of the month is APIs, widely considered an easy win thanks to their often lax security controls.…
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New Azure AD Bug Lets Hackers Brute-Force Passwords Without Getting Caught

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed an unpatched security vulnerability in the protocol used by Microsoft Azure Active Directory that potential adversaries could abuse to stage undetected brute-force attacks. “This flaw allows threat actors to perform single-factor brute-force attacks against Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) without generating sign-in events in the targeted organization’s tenant,” researchers from Secureworks Counter Threat Unit (CTU) said in a report published on Wednesday.…
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