20 Sep 2021

Gunman kills several at Perm University in Russia

This morning, a gunman in Russia killed six people at the Perm University in Russia. Officials say that the individuals walked onto the campus on Monday morning and began shooting while students and teachers barricaded themselves inside the university building. Others were seen jumping from windows to being confronted by

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20 Sep 2021

French ambassador to the US says they ‘absolutely weren’t informed’ of submarine deal

France’s ambassador to the US Phillippe Etienne stated in an interview on Monday that the breakdown of the French-Australian submarine deal came as a surprise to the country. Mr. Etienne stated that French Cabinet ministers were not given an indication that the agreement would be canceled even when representatives met

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20 Sep 2021

SpaceX capsule returns four civilians from orbit, capping off first tourism mission

On Saturday, four individuals returned to Earth after a three-day space excursion aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The arrival marked the end of the first-ever flight to Earth’s orbit flown entirely by tourists. Passengers included billionaire mission commander Jared Isaacman, 29-year-old cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, educator and geologist Sian

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20 Sep 2021

US Set to Sanction Cryptocurrency Firms Involved in Ransomware

The US government is announcing new measures that seek to deter cryptocurrency businesses from getting involved in laundering and facilitating ransomware payments. The Treasury may roll out the new sanctions as early as this coming week and will reportedly target cryptocurrency exchanges and traders who enable cybercrime transactions, whether it

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20 Sep 2021

Payment API Vulnerabilities Exposed “Millions” of Users

According to new information uncovered by CloudSEK, millions of customers may have unknowingly exposed their personal and payment information after researchers discovered API security vulnerabilities that affect multiple different apps. CloudSEK found that of the 13,000 apps uploaded to its security search engine BeVigil for mobile applications, roughly 250 utilized

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20 Sep 2021

Azure Zero-Day Flaws Highlight Lurking Supply-Chain Risk

Researchers have found a series of vulnerabilities in the Open Management Infrastructure used in Azure on Linux to demonstrate hidden security threats. Researchers have dubbed the flaws OMIGOD. The Open Management Infrastructure (OMI) is software that many don’t realize is embedded in a host of services and represents a significant

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20 Sep 2021

TTEC hit with ransomware attack, hampering work for major clients

TTEC, a US-based customer experience technology giant has confirmed that they suffered from a cybersecurity incident. According to employees, the company stated that it was hit with ransomware. TTEC boasts billions in annual revenue and nearly 61,000 employees. Earlier this week, the company warned its employees not to click on

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17 Sep 2021

Microsoft MSHTML Flaw Exploited by Ryuk Ransomware Gang

Microsoft and RiskIQ researchers have uncovered several campaigns using a recently patched Microsoft MSHTML flaw, restating calls for organizations to update impacted systems. The vulnerability was first exploited by the Ryuk ransomware gang, which leveraged the bug ahead of the patch, according to the new research. Microsoft released the fix

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17 Sep 2021

Cyberattacks against the aviation industry linked to Nigerian threat actor

Researchers have uncovered a campaign against the aviation sector and tracked it back to Nigeria-based threat actors. Microsoft Intelligence released a series of tweets outlining the campaign, which it determined to target aerospace and travel sectors with spear-phishing emails distributing an actively developed loader. The loader then delivers two different

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17 Sep 2021

USG Warns Of ‘Critical’ Vulnerability That Poses ‘Serious Risk’ To Defense Contractors, Others

Earlier this week, the US FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency released a joint advisory warning the public of alleged active exploitation of a critical vulnerability found in a popular password management solution called Zoho. Zoho’s ManageEngine AdSelfService Plus, a tool that aids users in creating strong passwords and

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