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December 13, 2021, 12:45 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Researchers spot waves of attacks hitting unpatched Apache servers with the Log4j bug, exfiltrating data, expanding botnets, deploying crypto miners, and more  —  Threat actors and researchers are scanning for and exploiting the Log4j Log4Shell vulnerability to deploy malware or find vulnerable servers.
Filippo Valsorda / Filippo.io:
How the role of open-source maintainers could be professionalized, as the maintainer who fixed the Log4j zero-day says he works on the project in his spare time  —  Open Source software runs the Internet, and by extension the economy.  This is an undisputed fact about reality in 2021.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Cloudflare and Cisco Talos say Log4j zero-day attacks were first observed on December 1 and December 2, ahead of mass exploitation over the weekend  —  While a public proof-of-concept code was released last Thursday, attacks exploiting the Log4Shell vulnerability started two weeks ago.
Spencer Soper / Bloomberg:
After a deadly warehouse collapse in Illinois, Amazon staff say a ban on phones at work denies access to emergency alerts and a way to contact first responders  —  - Online retailer is returning to a cell phone ban in warehouses  — Workers say they want access to weather alerts, communication
Daniel Van Boom / CNET:
A seller blames a “fat-finger error” after selling a Bored Ape NFT for 0.75 eth (around $3,000), not 75 eth; the NFT was then immediately relisted for 60+ eth  —  “Fat finger” errors occasionally happen in traditional finance, but they're usually stopped or reversed.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Adobe launches Creative Cloud Express, a mobile and web app to help create social media content, available for free or $9.99/month with more advanced templates  —  Adobe today launched Creative Cloud Express, a new mobile and web app that brings some of the best features …
Maddison Connaughton / New York Times:
An Australian artist using the @Metaverse Instagram handle for a decade found herself being blocked from using it after Facebook changed its name to Meta  —  Five days after Facebook changed its name to Meta, an Australian artist found herself blocked, with seemingly no recourse …
Yadarisa Shabong / Reuters:
UK's CMA opens an investigation into Microsoft's planned $16B acquisition of Nuance, announced in April, arguing it could reduce competition  —  Britain's antitrust regulator said on Monday it will look into Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) $16 billion purchase of artificial intelligence …
Ina Fried / Axios:
In an interview, Meta's Andrew Bosworth says political and COVID-19 misinformation are societal problems, not issues that have been magnified by social networks  —  Longtime Facebook veteran Andrew Bosworth insists that political and COVID-19 misinformation are societal problems rather …

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