REvil ransomware hits 1,000+ companies in MSP supply-chain attack

A massive REvil ransomware attack affects multiple managed service providers and over a thousand of their customers through a reported Kaseya supply-chain attack.

Starting this afternoon, the REvil ransomware gang, aka Sodinokibi, targeted MSPs with thousands of customers, through what appears to be a Kaseya VSA supply-chain attack.

At this time, there eight known large MSPs that have been hit as part of this supply-chain attack.

Kaseya VSA is a cloud-based MSP platform that allows providers to perform patch management and client monitoring for their customers.

Huntress Labs’ John Hammond has told BleepingComputer that all of the affected MSPs are

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Poll: How long do you keep your Android smartphone before upgrading?

Source: Ara Wagoner / Android Central

Smartphones are beneficial devices but can often be fickle little things. Like any piece of tech, there’s always the possibility that something will glitch out, or perhaps you end up dropping it and shattering your screen. However, there are many reasons that someone may want to swap out their smartphone for a new one, and fortunately, there are plenty of options to choose from among the best Android phones.

OEMs aren’t helping much either, since they’ve gotten into the habit of launching more flagships per year, such as Samsung, for example, with the Galaxy

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Quantum Computing on a Chip: Brace for the Revolution

In a moment of triumph that’s being hailed as equivalent to the move from room-scale silicon technology down to desk-sized machines, quantum computing has now gone chip-scale — down from the room-scale contraptions you might have seen elsewhere, including in science fiction. 

The development has been spearheaded by Cambridge-based quantum specialist Riverlane’s work with New York and London-based digital quantum company Seeqc. They’re the first to deploy a quantum computing chip that has an integrated operating system for workflow and qubit management (qubits are comparable to classical computing’s transistors, but capable of pairing between themselves, instantly sharing information via

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Lambda raises $24.5M for AI-optimized hardware infrastructure

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Lambda, an AI infrastructure company, this week announced it raised $15 million in a venture funding round from 1517, Gradient Ventures, Razer, Bloomberg Beta, Georges Harik, and others, plus a $9.5 million debt facility. The $24.5 million investment brings the company’s total raised to $28.5 million, following an earlier $4 million seed tranche.

In 2013, San Francisco, California-based Lambda controversially launched a facial recognition API for developers working on apps for Google Glass, Google’s ill-fated heads-up augmented reality display. The API — which soon expanded to other

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iOS 15 public beta: Download and install Apple’s latest software on your iPhone right now

The very first glimpse of iOS 15 is here. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about getting it on your phone. 

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Have you signed up for the iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 public beta yet? The updates are available for those who are willing and brave enough to install the unfinished software to get an early look at all of the new features coming to Apple’s devices later this year. As long as you have a compatible iPhone or iPad (there’s a list at the bottom of this post), you can sign up and install the

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Microsoft’s incomplete PrintNightmare patch fails to fix vulnerability

Researchers have bypassed Microsoft’s emergency patch for the PrintNightmare vulnerability to achieve remote code execution and local privilege escalation with the official fix installed.

Last night, Microsoft released an out-of-band KB5004945 security update that was supposed to fix the PrintNightmare vulnerability that researchers disclosed by accident last month.

After the update was released, security researchers Matthew Hickey, co-founder of Hacker House, and Will Dormann, a vulnerability analyst for CERT/CC, determined that Microsoft only fixed the remote code execution component of the vulnerability.

However, malware and threat actors could still use the local privilege escalation component to gain SYSTEM

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WhatsApp tests encrypted cloud backups on Android

When you’re using WhatsApp your messages are encrypted end-to-end, which means prying eyes can’t easily see what’s in them as they travel back and forth. However, if you keep a backup stored in the cloud, authorities can use a search warrant to have Google Drive or iCloud hand over access to the data. But WABetaInfo has reported previously that WhatsApp is working on the technology to independently encrypt your backups in the cloud, and says that in the most recent beta update on Android (, the system has been enabled.

Opting in should keep your chat history and media securely

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Microsoft Announces Windows 365 Cloud OS

Microsoft today announced Windows 365, a cloud-based operating system that can be provided as a service for enterprise users. The new Windows 365 product effectively delivers an instance of either Windows 10 or Windows 11 according to a businesses’ needs, and will effectively enable users to have their own personal OS – including settings, app, and data – directly streamed from Microsoft’s Azure cloud in exchange for a monthly payment. It will launch on August 2.

“With Windows 365, we’re creating a new category: the Cloud PC,” Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO said. Essentially, users need only have available hardware from

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AMD Ryzen 5000 Availability Continues to Improve

XMG, a boutique PC maker in Germany, wrote that supply of AMD’s Ryzen 5000-series ‘Cezanne’ processors for laptops had been improving in the recent weeks and would get generally better in the third quarter. The company also said that while prices of high-end PC components remain high due to supply constraints, supplies from Intel and Nvidia were stable. Meanwhile, XMG said nothing about availability of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000-series GPUs.

That makes sense, as we’re also seeing desktop ‘Cezanne’ CPUs starting to ship, and they’ll be launching for the retail DIY market in early August. You can see our early

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Google details its protein-folding software, academics offer an alternative

Thanks to the development of DNA-sequencing technology, it has become trivial to obtain the sequence of bases that encode a protein and translate that to the sequence of amino acids that make up the protein. But from there, we often end up stuck. The actual function of the protein is only indirectly specified by its sequence. Instead, the sequence dictates how the amino acid chain folds and flexes in three-dimensional space, forming a specific structure. That structure is typically what dictates the function of the protein, but obtaining it can require years of lab work.

For decades, researchers have tried

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