16 Mar 2020

Big BEC Bust Brings Down Dozens

Federal officials have arrested two dozen individuals as part of a business email compromise scheme that has cost victims $30 million in total. The individuals were arrested on charges related to fraud and money laundering schemes. Most of the individuals reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and are alleged to have committed

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16 Mar 2020

Czech hospital hit by cyberattack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak

In Brno, Czech Republic, a major hospital has been hit by a mysterious cyberattack amidst a COVID-19 outbreak that is beginning to spread across the European country. The hospital, Brno University Hospital, stated that the incident postponed urgent surgical interventions. The cybersecurity incident also re-routed new acute patients to a

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13 Mar 2020

US conducts airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq

The US initiated airstrikes against multiple Iranian-backed militia sites in Iraq one day after determining they were responsible for a fatal rocket attack. The Iranian rocket attack killed two American service members and one British service member. The Defense Department stated that the purpose of the airstrikes was to harm

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13 Mar 2020

EU to give migrants in Greece €2,000 to go home

Greece’s overcrowded camps among the Greek islands have called for extreme measures. EU is now willing to offer €2,000 ($2,225) to 5,000 migrants who are willing to return home to safe eligible residencies. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced that the Greek Government was willing to open this offer

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13 Mar 2020

Waymo Steps Up Cleaning, Adds Sanitizer To Keep Coronavirus Out Of Robotic Ride Service

Waymo is a self-driving ride service created by Alphabet Inc., which currently offers its services solely in Arizona. New pandemic, Coronavirus, has forced Waymo to initiate new hygiene actions to ensure that all 1,500 registered riders remain safe. Alphabet Inc. hopes to set the minds of their suburban Phoenix riders

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13 Mar 2020

Iran asks for billions in loans as virus death toll climbs

Iran is one of many countries to feel the damaging effects of the Coronavirus on its population and economy. Within the past week, Iran was forced to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $5 billion dollar loan to combat the shortages in relation to the Coronavirus upon its

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13 Mar 2020

ACLU sues for records on facial recognition at the border

Currently, at US borders, the Trump Administration increased the use of facial recognition on travelers. However, amidst many others, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  finds the governmental use of facial recognition to be ambiguously described and is, therefore, suing for more information. ACLU filed public record requests from multiple

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13 Mar 2020

Facebook cookie-stealing trojans surface on Android devices

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company, has discovered a new vulnerability in Andriod devices’ use of browser cookies, stating that they are being ex0ploited by a pair of Andriod targeted trojans. Kaspersky released a report titled “Cookiethief: a cookie-stealing Trojan for Android,” and it describes the new strain of malware, which it

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13 Mar 2020

New TrickBot Variant Updates Anti-Analysis Tricks

TrickBot is a malware that has recently updated its anti-analysis techniques to include minor changes to the integration of its components and method for downloading its payload. The malware continues to adapt, swapping out tactics frequently. Since its creation, the malware has extended its functions to include collecting credentials from

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13 Mar 2020

WordPress Plugin Bug Allows Malicious Code Injection on 100K Sites

WordPress is facing more vulnerabilities, this time in its Popup Builder plugin. The flaw allows unauthenticated attackers to inject malicious JavaScript into popups, which can then affect tens of thousands of websites and allow the attacker to steal information and take over targeted sites in the worst-case scenario. The plugin

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