26 Feb 2021

Armenian Prime Minister says he is facing an attempted ‘military coup’ after army demands his resignation

Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian Prime Minister, has said he is facing a military coup after the general staff of the armed forces called for his resignation. Onik Gasparyan, the army’s chief of general staff issued a statement criticizing the prime minister’s decision to sack Tiran Khacharyan and called for Pashinyans resignation

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26 Feb 2021

Nigeria’s Zamfara school abduction: More than 300 Nigerian girls missing

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped more than 300 girls from a Nigerian school in the Zamfara state. The town of Jangebe was the location of the most recent mass abduction targeting schools in recent weeks. Armed gangs seize schoolchildren for ransom. At least 42 people, 27 students included, who were kidnapped

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26 Feb 2021

Several soldiers killed in central Mali attack

A military official has said nine soldiers have been killed near the central Malian town of Bandiagara. The death toll had previously been stated as eight after the attack on a gendarmerie post Thursday night. Nine more Malian soldiers were also injured, five of them seriously after a long exchange

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26 Feb 2021

Anger in Bangladesh over dissident writer’s death in prison

Mushtaq Ahmed was arrested last year under the Digital Security Act in Bangladesh. Ahmed, 53, died on Thursday in the Kashimpur jail, 32 kilometers from the capital Dhaka. Widespread anger has broken out after the dissident writer’s death and the cause of death is not clear. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan

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26 Feb 2021

National Lab Creates Technology to Detect Cryptocurrency Mining Malware

The Idaho National Laboratory has crafted technology that can successfully detect cryptocurrency mining malware and is now seeking an external partner with the appropriate expertise to bring it to market. The technology detects hidden malware that exploits infected computing systems’ resources to mine digital currencies, according to the national lab.

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26 Feb 2021

Health Website Leaks 8 Million COVID-19 Test Results

In India, a teenaged ethical hacker named Sourajeet Majumder uncovered a flawed endpoint associated with a health department in the state of Bengal that exposed eight million Covid-19 test results and personally identifiable information. The data leak, likely a human-related error, has exposed confidential health information for an entire geographic

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26 Feb 2021

Cisco Warns of Critical Auth-Bypass Security Flaw

Cisco has allegedly fixed a critical security flaw affecting its Nexus 3000 Series Switches and Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches. The vulnerability could allow for a remote attacker to bypass authentication, according to the company. The bug is one of three critical flaws patched by Cisco this past week. The

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26 Feb 2021

Microsoft Releases Free Tool for Hunting SolarWinds Malware

Microsoft has released a free tool designed to hunt SolarWinds malware following a devastating espionage campaign in which Russian state hackers compromised SolarWind’s Orion software in a supply-chain attack that affected major US organizations and federal agencies. Organizations who are still investigating whether they are victims of or still infected

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26 Feb 2021

VMware patches bug that put many large networks at risk

VMware has patched a critical vulnerability that was found in its vCenter Server VMware utility that could have allowed for remote code execution on a vulnerable server. Positive Technologies discovered the flaw and reported VMware to the bug. In a press release published on Wednesday, the security company explained how

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25 Feb 2021

Armenia PM Nikol Pashinyan denounces ‘attempted military coup’

The Armenian Prime Minister, Nikol Pashinyan, has warned of an attempted military coup after the country’s military forces attempted to push him and his cabinet to resign. Mr. Pashinyan was later seen marching with his supporters as part of a peaceful protest in the country’s capital city Yerevan. The opposition

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