Afternoon Dessert - 2022-07-14

Welcome to another Afternoon Dessert breakout:

Twitter outage shows "Something went wrong" error message
Thousands of Twitter users across the world are reporting problems connecting to the platform on both desktop and mobile devices. [...]
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Former CIA Engineer Convicted of Leaking 'Vault 7' Hacking Secrets to Wikileaks
Joshua Schulte, a former programmer with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has been found guilty of leaking a trove of classified hacking tools and exploits dubbed Vault 7 to WikiLeaks. The 33-year-old engineer had been charged in June 2018 with unauthorized disclosure of classified information and theft of classified material. Schulte also faces a separate trial on charges related to
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Mantis botnet behind the record-breaking DDoS attack in June
The record-breaking distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack that Cloudflare mitigated last month originated from a new botnet called Mantis, which is currently described as "the most powerful botnet to date." [...]
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Facebook 2FA scammers return – this time in just 21 minutes
Last time they arrived 28 minutes after lighting up their fake domain... this time it was just 21 minutes
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S3 Ep91: CodeRed, OpenSSL, Java bugs and Office macros [Podcast + Transcript]
Latest episode - listen now! Great discussion, technical content, solid advice... all covered in plain English.
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PayPal phishing kit added to hacked WordPress sites for full ID theft
A newly discovered phishing kit targeting PayPal users is trying to steal a large set of personal information from victims that includes government identification documents and photos. [...]
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