Two other video conferencing services appear to be vulnerable to the same security issues that Zoom confronted last week. The video-on problem also afflicts RingCentral and Zhumu, BuzzFeed reports. It's not surprising, as both companies license Zoom technology, and their white-badge versions are susceptible to the same problems.
Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Symantec is on indefinite, perhaps permanent, hold, according to CNBC and other sources. The two companies suspended talks when Symantec balked at going below a share price of $28. CRN reports, however, that Broadcom may not have given up on the deal entirely, and that talks could resume at some future point.
The gang behind GandCrab ransomware may have said it folded its tent after making plenty of money, but their retirement may have been exaggerated. KrebsOnSecurity offers some reason to think they might have pitched their tent on fresh criminal ground. This time they seem to be involved with the REvil strain of ransomware, also known as Sodin and Sodinokibi.
Bravo, Emsisoft. The company has released a free decryptor for Ims00rry ransomware.
Bloomberg reports that Peter Thiel, Palantir Chairman and co-founder, on Sunday called for an investigation of Google for "treasonous" behavior with respect to China. He suggested that Google had been thoroughly penetrated by Chinese intelligence agents, and that its willingness to work on a search engine for Chinese use that would be managed and closely censored by Beijing while at the same time declining work on US defense projects raises questions about Mountain View's trustworthiness.