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U.S. Marshals Service is the latest in a string of cybersecurity "incidents" over last two weeks

The big picture: The US government has had a bad run of cybersecurity-related incidents over the last couple of weeks. In the span of 12 days, officials from the FBI, DoD, and USMS have confirmed one data leak caused by human error and two separate attacks against government systems. So far, investigators have either not found any suspects or are keeping the lid on what they have discovered.
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LastPass says employee's home computer was hacked to steal a decrypted vault

Reportedly via Plex
In brief: Password manager LastPass has revealed details of a breach last year that resulted in partially encrypted user login data being stolen. The company confirmed that the incident stemmed from a previous hack in August that enabled the hacker to steal credentials from a DevOps engineer's home computer and obtain a decrypted vault.
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Tile adds anti-theft mode that makes its trackers undetectable, threatens $1 million fine if used for stalking

It requires an extensive verification process
In context: Tackers such as Apple's AirTags are becoming an increasingly popular way of keeping track of items such as car keys, but while they might discourage thefts, they've also made it a lot easier for people to follow someone without them realizing. Tile's new Anti-Theft Mode makes the trackers more difficult to discover, which is potentially bad news for thieves but good news for stalkers. However, Tile is threatening anyone who engages in the latter with a $1 million fine.
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Hackers hit US Windows systems with "Mortal Kombat" ransomware

Scorpion says: "Get over here!" Watch out for emails from the crypto exchange CoinPayments. Hackers are running a new "Mortal Kombat" ransomware campaign. The attackers disguise the phishing email attachment to look like payment transactions. However, when opened, the payload automatically downloads either ransomware or a crypto-wallet skimmer. So it's a bit like a one-two uppercut. TOASTY!
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