Security Weekly News Episode #161 – October 26, 2021

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1. REvil Revenge, XP Users, SMS Fraud, Nobelium Returns, & Polygon Bug Bounty – 02:00 PM-02:30 PM


This week in the Security News Dr.Doug talks: REvil strikes back, Windows XP, SMS fraud, Nobelium, BQE, Discourse, Polygon, and the returning Expert Commentary of Jason Wood!



Doug White


Professor at Roger Williams University

  1. It’s Windows XP’s 20th birthday and way too many still use it
  2. Millions of Android Users Scammed in SMS Fraud Driven by Tik-Tok Ads
  3. SolarWinds APT Targets Tech Resellers in Latest Supply-Chain Cyberattacks
  4. Groove Ransomware Gang Wants REvil Revenge, Calls for Cyberattacks on US
  5. US State Department Sets Up Cyber Bureau, Envoy Amid Hacking Alarm
  6. BQE Web Suite Billing App Rigged to Inflict Ransomware
  7. Discourse fixes critical validation-related vulnerability in forum software
  8. Polygon pays out record $2 million bug bounty reward for critical vulnerability
  9. Five points for anger, one for a ‘like’: How Facebook’s formula fostered rage and misinformation

Jason Wood


Founder; Primary Consultant at Paladin Security

  1. Conti Ransom Gang Starts Selling Access to Victims