23 Sep 2021

Unpatched Apple Zero-Day in macOS Finder Allows Code Execution

Researchers have found an unpatched zero-day in macOS Finder that could allow for remote execution. All a user needs to do is click on an email attachment and the code is executed secretly without the victim knowing. The vulnerability affects Big Sur and prior versions of macOS. MacOS Finder is

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23 Sep 2021

New advanced hacking group targets governments, engineers worldwide

A new hacking group called FamousSparrow has been detected by researchers at ESET. The team stated on Thursday that the advanced persistent threat (APT) group is targeting governments and engineers in Europe, the UK, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Americas, West Africa, Taiwan, and other regions. The APT is believed to

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22 Sep 2021

Amazon Driver-Surveillance Cameras Roll Out, Sparking Debate

Drivers working for Amazon Delivery Service Partners are under constant surveillance for safe driving. They are currently monitored by artificial intelligence systems that award them with scores for safe driving. The score is used to give out bonuses, promotions, and more incentives. Some drivers have complained that the technology is

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22 Sep 2021

Data of 106 Million Visitors to Thailand Breached

A British cybersecurity researcher uncovered his own personal data exposed online after discovering an unsecured database. The unprotected Elasticsearch database was found by Bob Diachenko, leader of security research at Comparitech, on August 22 of this year. Diachenko found 200GB of digital index records dating back a decade. The information

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22 Sep 2021

China Evergrande veers toward default — and a $300 billion global shock

Real estate tycoon Xu Jiayin and Evergrande, the company he founded in 1996 are coming under fire for it’s $300 billion in liabilities. Evergrande, one of China’s largest developers, would collect debt to fund expansions, and became too financially risky for the authorities to ignore. China’s central bank ordered the

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22 Sep 2021

UN releases funds to save Afghan health system from collapse

$45 million in emergency funds were released by the United Nations aid chief to prevent Afghanistan’s healthcare system from collapsing. The funds were released from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund as medical supplies, medications nad fuel are running out in the country.  Afghanistan’s health care delivery system could fall

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22 Sep 2021

Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

At approximately 9:15 local time on Wednesday, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in southeast Australia. Buildings in the city of Melbourne were damaged, but no reports of serious injuries were made. South Australia and New South Wales also felt the earthquake. The aftershocks were of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude.  Victoria’s

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22 Sep 2021

Aide to Ukraine’s president survives apparent assassination attempt

A top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was travelling in a car that came under fire at approximately 10 a.m. More than 10 bullets hit the car outside Kiev on Wednesday morning, and police are calling the incident an assassination attempt. Police are completing an operation to find the

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22 Sep 2021

Hundreds storm Namibia parliament ahead of German genocide deal vote

Namibia’s parliament was stormed by about 300 protestors on Tuesday. The National Assembly was due to vote on a $1 billion compensation offer from Germany. The compensation was to atone for Germany’s 1904-1908 genocide of the Herero and Nama people. In May, Germany agreed to fund projects in Namibia worth

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21 Sep 2021

Third man faces charges for Novichok attack

UK security forces have brought charges against a third Russian national due to his alleged involvement in the 2018 Sailsbury poisonings, which left three people critically ill and killed a fourth. Security sources stated that the individual, Denis Sergeev, was the on-ground commander in the Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal

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