18 May 2020

Secret Service Warns of “Massive” Unemployment Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service has issued an alert regarding large-scale unemployment fraud relating to the Covid-19 crisis and targeting state unemployment insurance programs. 

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15 May 2020

DHS Warns that Conspiracy Theories Are Inciting Attacks Against Communications Infrastructure

The Department of Homeland Security has issued an intelligence alert highlight the threat to communication infrastructures posed by conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to Covid-19. The alert highlights that DHS expects the attacks to increase as the disease spreads to include attacks against telecommunication industry workers.

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15 May 2020

Developments in cyber espionage tool looks to exfil from air-gapped networks

The cyber espionage framework looks to collect and exfiltrate information, even from air-gapped networks according to research by cybersecurity firm ESET.  The framework, which has been in development since 2019, has been dubbed Ramsay and exploits several vulnerabilities and includes capabilities that appear to still be in development and could

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15 May 2020

Inventory of hacked servers for sale on cybercrime forum exceeds 43,000

Recent cyber intelligence reporting has revealed that the MagBo portal, which sells cyberattackers access to previously compromised servers, is now listing an inventory of 43,000 hacked servers.  The portal provides access to hacked servers, with some belonging to local and state government, hospitals, and financial organizations and has firmly established

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15 May 2020

Law firm hackers double ransom and claim to have material on President Trump

The cybercrime group REvil has doubled the extortion ransom against compromised law firm Grubman, Shire, Meiselas and Sacks.  The law firm represents clients such as Lady Gaga, Drake, Elton John, Madonna, Robert De Niro, LeBron James, The Weeknd, and Priyanka Chopra. Despite the fact that President Trump was not a

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15 May 2020

Cisco and Palo Alto Networks appliances impacted by Kerberos authentication bypass

A high risk authentication bypass vulnerability was found to impact a wide variety of Cisco and Palo Alto Networks devices.  The issue was the result of an error in the implementation of the Kerberos protocol that could allow an attacker to get administrative control over the devices and execute a

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15 May 2020

Utah Says No to Apple/Google COVID-19 Tracing; Debuts Startup App

A new startup company called Twenty Holding has developed an app called “Healthy Together” that will aid in contact tracing for the Coronavirus in Utah. Healthy Together uses location data that includes GPS, cell tower triangulation, and bluetooth to distinguish users and Coronavirus transmission zones. Contact tracers can use the

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15 May 2020

Coronavirus: State of emergency lifted in most of Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has lifted the state of emergency in large areas of Japan that have dramatically decreased their rate of infection. The country’s current infection rate is one seventh of what it was at Japan’s peak. However Tokyo, Osaka and on the northern island of Hokkaido, remain in

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15 May 2020

UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism

World Health Organization (WHO) Director, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, rises above constant threats to his integrity as he works to create ‘solidarity’ against an outbreak that has claimed nearly 300,000 lives. Many countries praise his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic despite the continual criticism of the UN health agency by the 

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15 May 2020

Surge in Coronavirus deaths reported in southern Yemen

A sudden spike in deaths due to Coronavirus in Yemen city Aden sparked fear of those who reside there. Residents fear that the number of confirmed cases and deaths is far larger than the reported values because the health system is weak due to years of civil war. Save the

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