30 Jan 2023

Pope Francis travels to Congo with a pious wish for peace

Pope Francis is visiting the war-torn nation of the Democratic Republic of Congo to boost the sense of community. The Catholic Church plays a large role in education and healthcare systems in the country. Pope Francis will be holding Mass on Wednesday in the town of Kinshasa, the capital of

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30 Jan 2023

Iran summons Ukraine’s envoy over drone attack comments

The Iranian foreign ministry has summoned the charge d’affaires for Ukraine after comments were made by a presidential adviser who linked drone attacks in central Iran to the war in Ukraine. The envoy was called to provide explanations for the comments.  The statement draws ties between Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky

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30 Jan 2023

At least 32 killed after attack in Peshawar

At least 150 people have been injured and 32 have been killed in a bombing at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The explosion destroyed part of the building and officials say that there are people trapped under the debris. Most of the people who died were members

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27 Jan 2023

Rockets, air attacks in Gaza follow deadly Israeli raid in Jenin

A deadly raid in the occupied West Bank has created anger in Gaza. Rockets were fired into Israel and hundreds of Palestinians are holding vigils and rallies to condemn the attack. Nine Palestinians were killed in the raid on Thursday in Jenin. After the attack, Gaza’s armed groups declared a

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27 Jan 2023

New Zealand city declares emergency after torrential rain

New Zealand’s city Auckland has declared a state of emergency after large amounts of rain caused widespread flooding and evacuations. The downpour moved houses, stalled traffic and cut power to homes.  Fire crews fielded over 1,000 calls for help as people evacuated. The New Zealand Defence Force is also assisting

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27 Jan 2023

US forces kill Islamic State Somalia leader in cave complex

US forces have killed Bilal al-Sudani, an Islamic State leader, and ten of his operatives in northern Somalia. The forces raided a remote mountainous cave complex hoping to catch him. Al-Sudani was allegedly funding ISIS activities globally and had been growing the presence of the group in Africa.  The nature

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25 Jan 2023

DragonSpark Hackers Evade Detection With SparkRAT and Golang

SentinelLabs recently attributed a new string of attacks targeting East Asian organizations to a threat actor referred to as DragonSpark. SentinelLabs stated that the campaign leverages a rare open-source SparkRAT and malware tools to evade detection through source code interpretation techniques. The techniques are based on the Go programming language.

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25 Jan 2023

Russia scorns Germany for sending Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine

Moscow has spoken out against Germany’s move to provide battle tanks to Ukraine. Russia accused Germany of abandoning its historical responsibility to Russia after its war crimes committed in World War II.  The Russian embassy in Germany stated on Wednesday that the decision to send 14 german-made Leopard 1 tanks

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25 Jan 2023

Microsoft to Block Excel XLL Add-Ins to Stop Malware Delivery

Microsoft has confirmed that it plans to change its software to automatically block all XLL add-in files that have been downloaded from the internet. The reasoning behind the update is to prevent phishing attacks and malware downloads that rely on these types of lures. Microsoft stated that the plans will

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24 Jan 2023

Zendesk Hacked After Employees Fall for Phishing Attack

Zendesk, a customer service solutions provider, has suffered from a data breach that occurred due to a SMS phishing attack launched against its employees. At least one employee fell for the phishing attack, enabling the attackers to steal the employee’s credentials. Last week, cryptocurrency trading and portfolio management company Coinigy

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