22 Oct 2021

Government Agents Compromise REvil Backups to Force Group Offline

US authorities have allegedly forced the REvil ransomware group online in the latest offensive against ransomware. However, experts have warned that the move could lead to repercussions for former breach victims. Former officials and cybersecurity experts confirmed that an international law enforcement operation was responsible for taking down REvil’s data

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22 Oct 2021

VPN Exposes Data for 1M Users, Leading to Researcher Questioning

The free virtual private network (VPN) service known as Quickfox has been compromised, exposing the personally identifiable information of more than a million users. This marks the latest high-profile VPN security disaster and has led experts to warn that VPNs are increasingly vulnerable to leaks and attacks. Quickfox provides access

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22 Oct 2021

Illinois candy giant hit with ransomware weeks before Halloween

Ferrara Candy, which includes popular candies Nerds, Laffy Taffy, SweetTarts, Nips, Runts, and Gobstoppers, has announced that it was hit by a ransomware attack just weeks before its busiest season of the year. Halloween is a major holiday for Ferrara Candy as customers stock up on treats to pass out.

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22 Oct 2021

Somalia leaders strike deal on long-delayed election process

A deal to speed up the process for elections in Somalia has been agreed upon by the president and prime minister. A dispute between President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble halted the election that was supposed to occur earlier this month. The dispute was over who

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22 Oct 2021

Evergrande shares rise on report of bond interest payment

Shares of Chinese property company Evergrande opened up 6% in Hong Kong. The shares opened up after the media reported that the company had made an interest payment before the end of their 30 day grace period. The company missed an $83.5m payment last month and the 30 day grace

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22 Oct 2021

EU leaders lambast Poland over its challenge to union

The European Union lawmakers are pressuring the European Union to withhold funds to Poland due to the ruling by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal that claims Poland’s laws and constitution have precedence over some of the European Union laws. The European Parliament condemned this ruling on Thursday. The ruling threatens to undermine

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22 Oct 2021

More than 200 deaths reported in India and Nepal following heavy rainfall and flooding

Across Nepal and the Indian states of kerala and uttarakhand, at least 201 deaths have been reported as of Friday. These deaths are resultant of heaving rains leading to flooding and landslides across the areas this week. The heavy rainfall began this week on Monday in Nepal. At least 70 people

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21 Oct 2021

Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay

The Taliban, Afghanistan’s new leaders, won backing from 10 different regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday. The Taliban is seeking a United Nations donor conference to help the country avoid economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe. Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, and India all joined forces to call on

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21 Oct 2021

South Korea Launches First Homegrown Rocket and Satellite Into Space

Today, South Korea launched its first homegrown rocket into space, representing a huge step for the country in space technology. Very few countries have been able to do the same, including the US, China, and Russia. The development will likely be instrumental in expanding Seoul’s military satellite surveillance of North

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21 Oct 2021

Microsoft, Intel and Goldman Sachs Team Up For New Supply Chain Security Initiative

Microsoft is working with Intel and Goldman Sachs to advocate for hardware security improvements that could be beneficial in mitigating supply chain risks. The companies have teamed up under the non-profit Trusted Computing Group (TCG), composing a new Supply Chain Security workgroup that aims to incorporate the expertise of individuals

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