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Russian-speaking cyberespionage group APT28, also known as Sofacy, is believed to be behind a series of attacks last month against travelers staying in hotels in Europe and the Middle East. APT28 notably used the NSA hacking tool EternalBlue as part of its scheme to steal credentials from business travelers, according to a report released Friday by security firm FireEye.

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A massive cyberattack that took down government websites in Venezuela earlier this week also has left seven million mobile phone users without service, the government said Thursday. A group that calls itself The Binary Guardians claimed responsibility for attacks that targeted the websites of the government, the supreme court and the National Assembly.

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41 year-old Russian national Maxim Senakh was sentenced to 46 months in prison by a US federal court in Minnesota, after pleading guilty in May for developing and managing a Linux botnet using Ebury malware. Senakh was arrested in 2015 in Finland and extradited to the US to await trial for wire fraud and violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

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In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2017, Mike Banic, Vice President, Marketing, and Chris Morales, Head of Security Analytics at Vectra Networks, talk about the use of artificial intelligence to perform non-stop, automated threat hunting with always-learning behavioral models to find hidden and unknown attackers before they do damage.

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