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Bomb Threat Extortion Spam Being Sent To Businesses And Data Centers Across The Globe

Episode 30

A new email extortion scam (bomb threat hoax) is finding its way to the inboxes of businesses, namely financial institutions. The sender suggests an accomplice has planted a bomb within the recipient’s building that will be detonated if a bitcoin ransom is not paid by the end of the workday.
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Oracle Quarterly Critical Patches Issued October 19, 2021
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Oracle products, which could allow for remote code execution.

•Affected Products and Versions
•Enterprise Manager Base Platform, versions,
•Enterprise Manager for Oracle Database, version
•Enterprise Manager Ops Center, version
•Essbase Administration Services, versions prior to
•Hyperion Financial Management, versions,
•Hyperion Financial Reporting, versions,
•Hyperion Infrastructure Technology, version
•Hyperion Planning, versions,
•Instantis EnterpriseTrack, versions 17.1, 17.2, 17.3
•JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Orchestrator, versions prior to
•JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools, versions prior to
•JD Edwards World Security, version A9.4
•MySQL Client, versions 8.0.26 and prior
•MySQL Cluster, versions 7.4.33 and prior, 7.5.23 and prior, 7.6.19 and prior, 8.0.26 and prior
•MySQL Connectors, versions 8.0.26 and prior
•MySQL Enterprise Monitor, versions 8.0.25 and prior
•MySQL Server, versions 5.7.35 and prior, 8.0.26 and prior
•MySQL Workbench, versions 8.0.26 and prior
•Oracle Agile PLM, versions 9.3.3, 9.3.6
•Oracle Application Express, versions prior to 21.1.0
•Oracle Application Testing Suite, version
•Oracle Autovue for Agile Product Lifecycle Management, version 21.0.2
•Oracle Banking Cash Management, versions 14.2, 14.3, 14.5
•Oracle Banking Corporate Lending Process Management, versions 14.2, 14.3, 14.5
•Oracle Banking Credit Facilities Process Management, versions 14.2, 14.3, 14.5
•Oracle Banking Enterprise Default Management, versions 2.10.0, 2.12.0
•Oracle Banking Extensibility Workbench, versions 14.2, 14.3, 14.5
•Oracle Banking Platform, versions 2.6.2, 2.7.1, 2.9.0, 2.12.0
•Oracle Banking Supply Chain Finance, versions 14.2, 14.3, 14.5
•Oracle Banking Trade Finance Process Management, versions 14.2, 14.3, 14.5
•Oracle Banking Virtual Account Management, versions 14.2, 14.3, 14.5
•Oracle Business Activity Monitoring, versions,,
•Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, versions,,
•Oracle Commerce Guided Search, version 11.3.2
•Oracle Commerce Merchandising, version 11.3.2
•Oracle Communications Application Session Controller, version 3.9
•Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, versions,
•Oracle Communications BRM – Elastic Charging Engine, version
•Oracle Communications Calendar Server, version
•Oracle Communications Cloud Native Core Network Repository Function, version 1.14.0
•Oracle Communications Cloud Native Core Policy, version 1.11.0
•Oracle Communications Control Plane Monitor, versions 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
•Oracle Communications Converged Application Server – Service Controller, version 6.2
•Oracle Communications Design Studio, version 7.4.2
•Oracle Communications Diameter Signaling Router, versions
•Oracle Communications EAGLE
•Oracle Communications EAGLE FTP Table Base Retrieval, version 4.5
•Oracle Communications EAGLE LNP Application Processor, versions 46.7, 46.8, 46.9
•Oracle Communications Element Manager, versions
•Oracle Communications Fraud Monitor, versions 3.4-4.4
•Oracle Communications Interactive Session Recorder, version 6.4
•Oracle Communications LSMS, versions 13.1-13.4
•Oracle Communications Messaging Server, version 8.1
•Oracle Communications MetaSolv Solution, version 6.3.1
•Oracle Communications Offline Mediation Controller, version
•Oracle Communications Operations Monitor, versions 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
•Oracle Communications Policy Management, version 12.5.0
•Oracle Communications Pricing Design Center, version
•Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper, version 7.0
•Oracle Communications Session Border Controller, versions 8.4, 9.0
•Oracle Communications Session Report Manager, versions
•Oracle Communications Session Route Manager, versions
•Oracle Data Integrator, version
•Oracle Database Server, versions,, 19c, 21c
•Oracle Documaker, versions 12.6.0-12.6.4
•Oracle E-Business Suite, versions 12.1.1-12.1.3, 12.2.3-12.2.10
•Oracle Enterprise Communications Broker, versions 3.2, 3.3
•Oracle Enterprise Repository, version
•Oracle Enterprise Telephony Fraud Monitor, versions 3.4, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
•Oracle Ethernet Switch ES2-64, Oracle Ethernet Switch ES2-72, version
•Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure, versions 8.0.6-8.1.1
•Oracle Financial Services Enterprise Case Management, versions,
•Oracle Financial Services Model Management and Governance, versions
•Oracle FLEXCUBE Core Banking, versions 11.7, 11.8, 11.9, 11.10
•Oracle Global Lifecycle Management OPatch
•Oracle GoldenGate, versions prior to
•Oracle GoldenGate Application Adapters, version
•Oracle GraalVM Enterprise Edition, versions 20.3.3, 21.2.0
•Oracle Graph Server and Client, versions prior to 21.3.0
•Oracle Health Sciences Central Coding, versions 6.2.0, 6.3.0
•Oracle Health Sciences InForm, version 6.3.0
•Oracle Healthcare Data Repository, versions 7.0.2, 8.1.0
•Oracle Healthcare Foundation, versions 7.3, 8.0, 8.1
•Oracle Hospitality Cruise Shipboard Property Management System, version 20.1.0
•Oracle HTTP Server, versions,
•Oracle Insurance Calculation Engine, versions 11.0.0-11.3.1
•Oracle Insurance Policy Administration, versions 11.0.0-11.3.1
•Oracle Java SE, versions 7u311, 8u301, 11.0.12, 17
•Oracle NoSQL Database
•Oracle Outside In Technology, version 8.5.5
•Oracle Real User Experience Insight, versions,
•Oracle Real-Time Decision Server, versions,
•Oracle REST Data Services, versions prior to 21.3
•Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning, versions 14.1, 15.0, 16.0
•Oracle Retail Assortment Planning, version 16.0
•Oracle Retail Back Office, versions 14.0, 14.1
•Oracle Retail Bulk Data Integration, versions 16.0.3, 19.0.1
•Oracle Retail Central Office, versions 14.0, 14.1
•Oracle Retail Customer Management and Segmentation Foundation, versions 16.0-19.0
•Oracle Retail Extract Transform and Load, version 13.2.8
•Oracle Retail Financial Integration, versions,,
•Oracle Retail Integration Bus, versions,,,
•Oracle Retail Merchandising System, versions 15.0.3, 19.0.1
•Oracle Retail Point-of-Service, versions 14.0, 14.1
•Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server, versions 14.1.3, 15.0.3, 16.0.3
•Oracle Retail Returns Management, versions 14.0, 14.1
•Oracle Retail Service Backbone, versions,,,
•Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management, versions 14.1, 15.0, 16.0
•Oracle Secure Backup, versions prior to
•Oracle Secure Global Desktop, version 5.6
•Oracle Solaris, version 11
•Oracle Spatial Studio
•Oracle SQL Developer
•Oracle Transportation Management, version 6.4.3
•Oracle Utilities Framework, versions,,,,,
•Oracle VM VirtualBox, versions prior to 6.1.28
•Oracle WebCenter Portal, versions,
•Oracle WebCenter Sites, versions,
•Oracle WebLogic Server, versions,,,,
•Oracle WebLogic Server Proxy Plug-In, versions,
•Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Kit, version 8.8
•PeopleSoft Enterprise CC Common Application Objects, version 9.2
•PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Academic Advisement, version 9.2
•PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Campus Community, versions 9.0, 9.2
•PeopleSoft Enterprise CS SA Integration Pack, versions 9.0, 9.2
•PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Student Records, version 9.2
•PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleTools, versions 8.57, 8.58, 8.59
•PeopleSoft Enterprise SCM, version 9.2
•Primavera Gateway, versions 17.12.0-17.12.11, 18.8.0-18.8.12, 19.12.0-19.12.11, 20.12.0-20.12.7
•Primavera Unifier, versions 17.7-17.12, 18.8, 19.12, 20.12
•Siebel Applications, versions 21.9 and prior
•Tekelec Platform Distribution, versions 7.4.0-7.7.1
•Tekelec Virtual Operating Environment, versions 3.4.0-3.7.

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Extortion Spam Emails Continue to Consume Valuable Resources

Say the word “extortion” today, and what comes to mind for the average person is more likely to be the racy version that’s been flooding inboxes the last couple years than the traditional version involving coercion under the threat of violence. Unfortunately, physically threatening extortion attempts sent via email continue to impact companies and public institutions when received—disrupting business, intimidating employees, and occasioning costly responses from public safety.

Facebook Is Reportedly Planning To Change Its Company Name

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its shift in focus towards building the so-called metaverse, The Verge reported on Tuesday, a move that will come at a time when the company is besieged by controversy as its business practices face intense scrutiny both in the U.S. and abroad.

Zerodium seeking zero-days in ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and Surfshark VPN apps

Exploit broker Zerodium announced its intention today to buy zero-day vulnerabilities in the Windows clients of three major VPN providers—ExpressVPN, NordVPN, and Surfshark. Founded in 2015, Zerodium is a security company based in Washington, DC, that has built a reputation over the years for buying exploits for zero-day vulnerabilities in various applications and then reselling the exploits to government and law enforcement agencies.


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About The Hosts

Honey Beez

Honey Beez is a retired computer hacker, chess addict, author, and mother. Honey is an American and a New Yorker.  She has written several Children’s books and chess books as well as creating an American chess opening called The Bee Defense.

Trip Elix

Trip Elix is an author, podcaster and video personality Over the last 30 years, he has worked as a security analyst and privately as a consultant, investigator, forensic technician and a skip tracer. He is the author of three books and gives talks on security and privacy.

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