25 Jan 2022

US troops on alert as West voices unity

US President Joe Biden released a statement confirming total unanimity with European leaders regarding Russia’s controversial troop build-up on the border with Ukraine. Western powers reportedly agreed to unprecedented sanctions against Russia if it were to invade during crisis talks on Monday. The US has placed 8,500 troops on “high

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25 Jan 2022

At least eight dead in crush at Africa Cup of Nations game in Cameroon

On Monday afternoon, at least eight people were killed and 38 injured after a crush occurred during an Africa Cup of Nations match in the Cameroonian capital city of Yaounde. The government of Cameroon confirmed the tragedy, stating that it occurred at the south entrance of the Olembe Stadium, where

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25 Jan 2022

Belarus Activists Fire Ransomware at State Railway

A group of Belarusian cyberattackers are claiming to have successfully launched a ransomware attack on Belarus’s state-run train company. The actions were allegedly performed in a bid to disrupt Russian troop movements. The group revealed the attack on Twitter, claiming to have encrypted some of the railway’s servers, databases, and

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25 Jan 2022

Microsoft warns about this phishing attack that wants to read your emails

Microsoft has warned that Office 365 customers are receiving phishing emails that aim to trick unsuspecting users into giving OAuth permissions to an app that allows attackers to read and write emails. The OAuth phishing emails were delivered to hundreds of Office 365 customers, warned the Microsoft Security Intelligence team.

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25 Jan 2022

Trellix finds OneDrive malware campaign targeting gov’t officials in Western Asia

Hackers are leveraging Microsoft OneDrive in a multi-stage espionage campaign that aims to target high-ranking government officials in Western Asia. Researchers at Trellix released a report detailing the campaign. The cybercriminals are using a malware named “Graphite” by researchers because it uses Microsoft’s Graph API to leverage OneDrive as a

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24 Jan 2022

McAfee Bug Can Be Exploited to Gain Windows SYSTEM Privileges

McAfee has recently patched two different high-severity bugs in its Agent component that could be used by attackers to escalate privileges, including up to SYSTEM. The bugs could also allow attackers to achieve arbitrary code execution and perform other malicious actions. The bug lies in the McAfee Enterprise product for

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24 Jan 2022

20K WordPress Sites Exposed by Insecure Plugin REST-API

More than 20,000 WordPress sites are vulnerable to malicious code injection, phishing scams, and other cyber threats due to a high-severity cross-site scripting (XSS) bug affecting the WordPress Email Template Designer. The template designer is WP HTML Mail, a plugin that allowed users to design custom emails. Wordfence researcher Chloe

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24 Jan 2022

Taliban, Western officials meet in Oslo to discuss Afghanistan

The Taliban and Western diplomats are holding a meeting regarding Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis outside of Oslo. The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has escalated since the Taliban takeover of power in August after 20 years. The discussions were held with representatives from France, Britain, Germany, Italy, the EU, Norway and the

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24 Jan 2022

Hundreds of children held by IS in besieged prison in Syria

Hundreds of children are believed to be held by jihadist extremists in a besieged prison in Syria. Nearly 850 children are being held inside Ghwayran prison in Hasaka. The prison was stormed by Islamic State soldiers on Thursday and days of battles followed. 136 people have been killed in the

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24 Jan 2022

Ukraine: UK withdrawing some embassy staff from Kyiv

Some staff from Britain’s embassy in Ukraine has been withdrawn as fears of a Russian invasion grow. Approximately half of the staff working in the embassy in Kyiv will return to Britain, despite no specific threats made to British diplomats. All relatives of US embassy staff have been ordered to

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