12 Nov 2021

Back-to-Back PlayStation 5 Hacks Hit on the Same Day

A pair of recent PlayStation 5 breaches have proven that the consoles do not have protection from attackers taking over basic functions. Cyberattackers reportedly stole PS5 root keys and were able to exploit the kernel. This reveals that gaming devices may contain poor security measures, leaving users vulnerable to attacks.

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12 Nov 2021

Millions of Routers, IoT Devices at Risk from New Open-Source Malware

Researchers at AT&T AlienLabs have discovered newly surfaced malware that is difficult to detect and written in Google’s open-source programming language. Researchers beleive that the malware has the potential to exploit millions of routers and IoT devices. The malware has been named BotenaGo and can exploit more than 30 different

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12 Nov 2021

Google warns of hackers using macOS zero-day flaw to capture keystrokes, screengrabs

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has discovered attackers targeting visitors to websites in Hong Kong were using a previously unknown zero-day flaw in macOS to capture keystrokes and take screengrabs. Apple patched the bug in September, tracked as CVE-2021-30869, roughly a month after it was discovered by Google Researchers. Apple

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12 Nov 2021

Iran-backed Yemen forces breach U.S. Embassy compound in Sanaa, detain local employees

After the compound that once housed the US Embassy in Sanaa was breached by Iran-backed Houthi forces, Yemeni security employees of the U.S. government were detained. The Houthis have controlled Sanaa and much of the country’s north. In 2015, the U.S. diplomatic mission was suspended and relocated to Saudi Arabia. 

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12 Nov 2021

Poland border: West condemns Belarus at UN over stranded migrants

Members of the UN Security Council have condemned Belarus for the growing crisis of migrants stranded at its border with Poland. Western members of the security council wrote a statement that accused Belarus of utilizing migrants to destabilize the European Union’s eastern border. Russia rejected these accusations.  Thousands of people

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12 Nov 2021

COP26: Coal compromise as leaders near climate deal

After two weeks of talks, a draft agreement at the COP26 climate summit has softened commitments to ended coal and other fossil fuels. The language around the use of fossil fuels has been softened, however the inclusion of the section in the agreement would be a landmark moment. A deal

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12 Nov 2021

UAE foreign minister meets Assad, in highest-profile Emirati visit to Syria since start of war

Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed, the United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister met Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday in Damascus. The foreign minister is the most senior Emirati to visit the country since Syria’s war began in 2011. This is a signal of normalizing regional ties with other governments after the

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11 Nov 2021

Belarus threatens EU gas as bloc considers sanctions

Amid heightened tensions, Belarus has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe if sanctions are imposed due to an escalating migrant crisis at the country’s border with Poland, where thousands of people are enduring freezing conditions in hopes of crossing into the EU. Western officials have accused Belarus of

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11 Nov 2021

‘Captain America’ Protester Gets Nearly Six Years in Prison for Hong Kong Mall Chants

Ma Chun, a 30-year-old former food deliveryman has been sentenced to five years in jail after protesting carrying a Captain America shield. China maintains that Mr. Ma was guilty of promoting independence, a sentence that carries tough penalties for public dissent. Mr. Ma was charged under the national security law

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11 Nov 2021

Phones of Palestinian NGO workers infected with Pegasus spyware, rights groups say

Phones belonging to six activists working for Palestinian NGOs were hacked with the controversial Pegasus spyware, according to human rights groups. The spyware is produced by Israeli technology firm NSO Group. The organization, Dublin-based rights group Front Line Defenders (FLD), claims that it investigated devices last month after it was

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