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Global Scams and Cybersecurity Heroes: Google's Legal Battle, D-Link's Backdoor Vulnerability, and an Engineer's Sharp Instincts

Dive into today’s pressing cybersecurity issues with our latest episode. We unravel Google’s legal battle against app developers involved in a massive ‘pig butchering’ crypto scam, affecting over 100,000 users. We also delve into the startling discovery of a critical vulnerability in 92,000 D-Link NAS devices, exploring the risks and preventive measures. Finally, we celebrate the sharp instincts of Microsoft engineer Andres Freund, whose curiosity unveiled a potential devastating cyber-attack through XZ Utils, spotlighting the fragile security in our tech ecosystem.

Source Articles:

  1. Google Sues App Developers Over Fake Crypto Investment App Scam:
  2. Over 92,000 exposed D-Link NAS devices have a backdoor account:
  3. One engineer’s curiosity may have saved us from a devastating cyber-attack:

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Google lawsuit, cryptocurrency scams, pig butchering scam, D-Link NAS, cybersecurity, CVE-2024-3273, backdoor vulnerability, Microsoft engineer, SSH tool, XZ Utils malware, supply-chain attack, network security, open-source software

  • Google sues app developers over crypto scam
  • Pig butchering cryptocurrency fraud
  • D-Link NAS vulnerability CVE-2024-3273
  • Network Attached Storage device backdoor issue
  • Microsoft engineer uncovers malware
  • XZ Utils software attack
  • Cybersecurity insights from Microsoft engineer
  • Supply-chain cyberattack examples
  • Protecting against SSH tool vulnerabilities
  • Legal actions in tech against online scams
  • Network security and backdoor exploits
  • Open-source software security risks

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