27 Jan 2022

FBI warns over Iranian cyber group, tells organizations to up their defenses

The FBI has issued an alert regarding the activities, tools, and tactics of an Iranian threat group. The intended purpose of the warning was to give US organizations the tips to defend themselves against the group’s malicious cyber activities. In October 2021, the US District Court for the Southern District

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27 Jan 2022

Take Your QNAP NAS Offline! DeadBolt Ransomware Locks Devices via Alleged Zero-Day Flaw

A new ransomware strain is allegedly targeting the QNAP customer base, effectively locking users out of the Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and prohibiting them from accessing stored data. The attacks are stemming from a zero-day flaw in the products, according to security researchers. QNAP NAS have been a target

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26 Jan 2022

Cuba says more than 700 charged over anti-government protests

Cuban officials confirmed that more than 700 individuals who took part in anti-government protests last year have been charged with various crimes such as public disorder, theft, vandalism, and sedition. The public prosecutor’s office stated that 172 of the individuals had already been tried and convicted, however, no further details

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26 Jan 2022

Burkina Faso’s military seizes power in a coup, detains president and dissolves government

On Monday, Burkina Faso’s army took control of the country, effectively deposing President Roch Kabore. The military dissolved the government and parliament, suspended the constitution, and closed down the country’s borders. The coup was announced on state television by Captain Sidsore Kader Ouedraogo. Captian Ouedraogo stated that the coup was

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26 Jan 2022

UK Royal Navy seizes more than $20 million worth of drugs in Gulf of Oman

The British Royal Navy has reportedly seized more than one ton of illegal drugs worth almost $20.3 million from the Gulf of Oman. The operation allegedly lasted almost three hours and occurred on Sunday. The UK Ministry of Defence issued a statement concerning the operation, which took place in international

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26 Jan 2022

Threat Actors Blanket Androids with Flubot, Teabot Campaigns

Attackers have been using a technique called smishing and injecting a malicious Google Play QR reader to infect victims’ phones with malicious banking trojans. Researchers have detailed a variety of active campaigns delivering the Flubot and Teabot trojans via various different methods. In one case, malicious SMS messages containing a

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26 Jan 2022

Cyber-Attack on Global Affairs Canada

Cybercriminals have reportedly targeted Global Affairs Canada, a federal government entity responsible for handling the country’s diplomatic and global relations. The cyberattackers hit the entity on Wednesday, just one day before the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security issues a warning urging infrastructure operators to be wary of Russian based cyber

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26 Jan 2022

Pro-democracy org hijacked to become macOS spyware distributor

Researchers have reportedly uncovered a new strain of macOS malware that is being distributed in attacks against visitors to a Hong Kong pro-democracy radio station website. The website was used to facilitate a watering hole-style attack and serve a Safari browser to exploit to visitors. Therefore, the malware was deployed

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25 Jan 2022

China Scrambles Fighter Jets Near Taiwan in Wake of U.S. Carrier Exercises

China has deployed several dozen military aircraft to sorties near Taiwan. This marks China’s largest such show of aerial force in months amid two US aircraft carrier strike groups concluding training exercises with Japan. The exercises ended over the weekend, and occurred near Japan. In total, China’s People’s Liberation Army

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25 Jan 2022

North Korea Launches Suspected Cruise Missiles

On Tuesday, North Korea launched two suspected cruise missiles in what would be leader Kim Jong Un’s fifth weapons test of the month. The South Korean military confirmed the event, stating that the missiles were launched from an unspecified inland location. No further details were provided and North Korea has

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