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Hacker group Killnet launched denial-of-service cyberattack

Several public institutions and private organizations from Lithuania were targeted by of a denial-of-service cyberattack, the Russian hacker group Killnet has claimed responsibility for it.

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Potentially dangerous vulnerability in Microsoft Office 365 has been discovered by Proofpoint

User files stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive could be encrypted by a malicious actor if a vulnerability of versioning system is being used. If an account is compromised, the number of versions can be reduced to 1, then the files would be encrypted and cannot be retrieved without decryption keys. Having offline backups of the OneDrive and Sharepoint repositories is the safest method to protect data stored online by Office 365 or Microsoft 365

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German BSI Advises Against Using Kaspersky

The German Federal Office for Information Security has advised against the use of Kaspersky products. Many of the points made by BSI are in relation to the nature of anti-virus products. Points include running at a high level of privilege, potential for data exfiltration through automatic sample submission and a constant connection to a vendor for definition updates. The agencies main concern is centered around Kaspersky being a Russian company and therefore have to operate