19 Oct 2021

REvil ransomware operators claim group is ending activity again, victim leak blog now offline

The REvil ransomware group has claimed that the gang is disbanding after the group suffered from loss of vital infrastructure and internal disputes. The notorious ransomware gang has claimed to be done with the cybercrime industry before, announcing their departure in July after the devastating Kaseya attack that affected hundreds

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19 Oct 2021

China denies testing nuclear-capable hypersonic missile

On Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian reported that a routine test of missiles had been carried out in July to verify different types of reusable spacecraft technology. China has since denied reports that it tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile earlier this year, stating that it was instead a

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19 Oct 2021

Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

On Saturday, thousands of protestors gathered in Khartoum, Sudan, to protest the current political crisis. The country is currently suffering from the biggest display of political instability in its two-year transition. The demonstrators called for the military to seize power. Since the topping of President Omar al-Bashir’s administration in 2019,

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18 Oct 2021

Powerful gang behind kidnapping of 17 US and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, security source says

One of Haiti’s most powerful gangs, the 400 Mawozo, is believed to be responsible for the kidnapping of 17 American and Canadian missionaries over the weekend. The missionaries visited an orphanage on Saturday in Croix des Bouquets, a suburb northeast of Port-au-Prince. As the individuals were traveling from the orphanage

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18 Oct 2021

TrickBot Gang Enters Cybercrime Elite with Fresh Affiliates

The TrickBot ransomware group, which also created BazarLoader and the Conti ransomware, has just upped its distribution tactics to become more of a threat. The cybercriminals behind the TrickBot Trojan have signed two additional distribution affiliates, named Hive0106 and Hive 0107 by IBM X-Force. The result of this move is

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18 Oct 2021

US Treasury Tracks $5.2bn of Ransomware Transactions in Six Months

The US Treasury has reportedly tracked $5.2 billion of Bitcoin transactions that were likely to have been ransomware payments over the first half of 2021. A new report released by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network hinted that this amount may only be the tip of the iceberg when it comes

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18 Oct 2021

Facebook hits back at claims its AI has minimal success in fighting hate speech

Guy Rosen, the VP of integrity at Facebook, has shut down claims that artificial intelligence technology used by the platform to fight hate speech is not successful. Rosen has claimed that the prevalence of hate speech on Facebook has dropped by almost 50% in the last three quarters since utilizing

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18 Oct 2021

BlackByte ransomware decryptor released

A new form of malware called BlackByte has been discovered in a recent IT incident. The malware appears to have been inspired by other strains and is likely the work of amateurs, according to security researchers at Trustwave. The ransomware is reportedly odd in nature due to some design and

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15 Oct 2021

US Government Warns of Insider and Ransomware Threat to Water Plants

The FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) the NSA, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued a joint alert due to ongoing malicious cyber activity targeting the water and wastewater systems sector. The alert mentioned tactics, techniques, and procedures being used by several malicious actors in an attempt

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15 Oct 2021

Verizon’s Visible Wireless Carrier Confirms Credential-Stuffing Attack

Verizon’s Visible wireless carrier has confirmed that user accounts were hijacked in a security incident. Users are posting stories of forcibly changed passwords and getting stuck with bills for new iPhones. According to Verizon, users lose control of their accounts on Wednesday, had their passwords and shipping addresses changed, and

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