04 Aug 2020

VMware Carbon Black Threat Report finds hackers using more aggressive and destructive tactics

A new survey that analyzes the opinions of security professionals concluded that hackers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their attacks and using more sophisticated techniques. The survey is from VMware Carbon Black and is titled the Global Incident Response Threat Report. The report assessed 69 security and consulting firms about

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04 Aug 2020

Ransomware gang publishes tens of GBs of internal data from LG and Xerox

Earlier today, Maze ransomware operators published 50.2 GB of internal data from the networks of two businesses, LG and Xerox, claiming that the companies failed to adhere to ransom demands. The two enterprise giants did not comment on the data leaks today, however, LG issued a statement in June when

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03 Aug 2020

Israel Says It Thwarted Attack Along Its Border with Syria

The Israeli military has claimed to have shut down an attempted attack along its border with Syria. Israeli soldiers claim they fired at four individuals planting explosive devices along the border. Tensions have been increasing over the past several weeks between Israel and the Lebanese based militant group, Hezbollah. According

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03 Aug 2020

Boko Haram grenade attack kills 15 in north Cameroon

According to an army official, a grenade launched by militant group Boko Haram landed in a camp for internally displaced people, killing 15 and wounding 5. The attack occurred on Sunday morning in the far north region of Cameroon, near the border of Nigeria. According to army sources, the militants

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03 Aug 2020

Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

According to an investigation conducted by BBC Persia, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Iran is nearly triple what the government has been reporting. The government’s records state that 42,000 people have died with COVID-19 symptoms as of July 20, whereas the health ministry only reported 14,405 deaths. The number

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03 Aug 2020

State Department Brings Financing Partners to Help Fund Huawei Alternatives

According to the State Department, the US government has already been researching and implementing recommendations from alternate suppliers of 5G equipment after banning the use of Huawei technology due to their ties with the Chinese government. The State Department claims that the US is aiming to match Huawei’s competitive pricing

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03 Aug 2020

Havenly Breach Hits Over 1.3 Million Accounts

Havenly, an interior design, and decor company have become the latest company to suffer from a serious data breach. Well-known dark web trader and vendor ShinyHunters posted the data of nearly 1.4 million Havenly accounts online last week, claiming that the data set was just a portion of a much

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03 Aug 2020

Authorities Arrest Alleged 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’ Behind Twitter Hack

A 17-year-old teenager from Florida has been arrested in connection with a recent Twitter hack that targeted verified accounts and high profile individuals. The teen was allegedly the mastermind behind the attack, which raked in over $100,000 bitcoin in just one day. Two others have also been charged in connection

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31 Jul 2020

Japan Edges Toward Military Pre-emptive Strike Option

In Japan, ruling-party lawmakers are fighting for Japan’s military to have the ability to strike foreign missile launch sites in order to mitigate the threat posed by potential attacks from North Korea and China. The proposal was released on Friday on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party’s defense policy committee.

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31 Jul 2020

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

In Saudi Arabia, small groups of pilgrims performed rituals of the Islamic Hajj on Friday at the Mecca. However, this year’s crowd is just a fraction of the normal amount, as hundreds of thousands of Muslims typically travel to Mecca for the holiday. Friday marked the beginning of the Eid

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