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Russian Cybersecurity Executive Arrested for Alleged Role in 2012 Megahacks

Krebs on Security

Kislitsin is accused of hacking into the now-defunct social networking site Formspring in 2012, and conspiring with another Russian man convicted of stealing tens of millions of usernames and passwords from LinkedIn and Dropbox that same year. Nikita Kislitsin, at a security conference in Russia. prison system.

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Microsoft extends Windows Server 2012 ESUs to October 2026

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft provides three more years of Windows Server 2012 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) until October 2026, allowing administrators more time to upgrade or migrate to Azure. [.]

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Windows 11 21H2 and Windows Server 2012 reach end of support

Bleeping Computer

Windows Server 2012 and multiple editions of Windows 11, version 21H2, have reached the end of support with this month's Patch Tuesday.

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Microsoft: Windows Server 2012 reaches end of support in October

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft has reminded customers that the extended support for all editions of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will end on October 10. [.].

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New UEFI bootkit used to backdoor Windows devices since 2012

Bleeping Computer

A newly discovered and previously undocumented UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) bootkit has been used by attackers to backdoor Windows systems by hijacking the Windows Boot Manager since at least 2012. [.].

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Microsoft: Update Windows Server 2012 before extended support ends

Bleeping Computer

Microsoft has reminded Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 users that the products will reach their extended support end dates during the next two years, urging them to update to avoid security and compliance gaps. [.].

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Researchers Discover UEFI Bootkit Targeting Windows Computers Since 2012

The Hacker News

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday revealed details of a previously undocumented UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) bootkit that has been put to use by threat actors to backdoor Windows systems as early as 2012 by modifying a legitimate Windows Boot Manager binary to achieve persistence, once again demonstrating how technology meant to (..)

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