Cybersecurity Weekly: Chrome zero-day, Robin Hood hackers, privacy risks

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A new Chrome zero-day is under active attacks. Robin Hood hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity. Privacy risks are being caused by link previews in messaging apps. All this, and more, in this week’s edition of Cybersecurity Weekly.


1. New Chrome zero-day under active attacks

Google released Chrome version 86.0.4240.111 last week to patch several high-severity security issues, including a zero-day vulnerability that is being exploited in the wild by attackers to hijack targeted computers. The actively exploited vulnerability is a type of memory corruption flaw called heap buffer overflow in Freetype.
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2. Robin Hood hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity

A hacking group going by the name of Darkside attempted to donate around $20,000 in stolen Bitcoin to charity. The organization said it intends to distribute their ill-gotten gains to those in need as they want to make the world a better place. One of these charities said it will refuse the $10,000 donation because it has allegedly come from a ransomware attack.
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3. Privacy risks caused by link previews in messaging apps

Cybersecurity researchers over the weekend disclosed new security risks associated with link previews in popular messaging apps that cause the services to leak IP addresses, expose links sent via end-to-end encrypted chats and unnecessarily download gigabytes of data stealthily in the background.

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