FLoC is being blocked, the US Government hits Russia with sanctions, and the FBI hacks into vulnerable Exchange servers! All that coming up now on ThreatWire.  
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FLoC Is Being Blocked:
https://blog.google/products/ads-commerce/2021-01-privacy-sandbox/
https://github.com/WICG/floc
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/googles-floc-terrible-idea
https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/30/22358287/privacy-ads-google-chrome-floc-cookies-cookiepocalypse-finger-printing
https://www.zdnet.com/article/wordpress-could-treat-google-floc-as-a-security-issue/
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/vivaldi-brave-duckduckgo-reject-googles-floc-ad-tracking-tech/
https://www.zdnet.com/article/brave-browser-disables-googles-floc-tracking-system/
https://amifloced.org/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/duckduckgo-privacy-essent/bkdgflcldnnnapblkhphbgpggdiikppg

Russian Sanctions by the US Government:
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/15/22385371/russia-sanctions-solarwinds-biden-white-house-putin-hack
https://www.nsa.gov/News-Features/Feature-Stories/Article-View/Article/2573391/russian-foreign-intelligence-service-exploiting-five-publicly-known-vulnerabili/#pop5008885
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/15/fact-sheet-imposing-costs-for-harmful-foreign-activities-by-the-russian-government/
https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0127
https://www.cyberscoop.com/us-government-accuses-russian-companies-recruiting-spies-hacking/
https://www.cyberscoop.com/biden-russia-solarwinds-sanctions-white-house/
https://twitter.com/NSACyber/status/1382667579458777088
https://threatpost.com/nsa-security-bugs-active-nation-state-cyberattack/165446/

FBI Hacks Into Vulnerable Servers:
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/fbi-nuked-web-shells-from-hacked-exchange-servers-without-telling-owners/
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdtx/pr/justice-department-announces-court-authorized-effort-disrupt-exploitation-microsoft
https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1386631/download
https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3dmjg/fbi-removes-web-shells-microsoft-exchange
https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22382821/fbi-doj-hafnium-remote-access-removal-hack
https://www.cyberscoop.com/fbi-court-order-microsoft-exchange-server-web-shells/
https://threatpost.com/fbi-proxylogon-web-shells/165400/

 

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