01 Dec 2020

NATO Should Expand Its Focus to Include China, Report Says

A report that will allegedly be delivered today urges the alliance group NATO to devote more time and resources to threats posed by China while continuing to deter Russian aggression. The report contains findings from a study commissioned by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Secretary-General. NATO received harsh criticism last

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01 Dec 2020

Tens of thousands of farmers swarm India’s capital to protest deregulation rules

Last week, tens of thousands of farmers gathered in New Dehli to protest new agricultural laws they view as a threat to their livelihoods. Farmers traveled from Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh by tractor and foot to reach New Dehli and slept in makeshift camps while protesting. They were met

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01 Dec 2020

Lawmakers Want Data to Decide the Future of America’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

New bipartisan legislation focused on securing a detailed plan for the government’s support of electric vehicles was recently introduced in the House. The bill would form a grant program to fund local governments, electric utility companies, and universities. The locations were targeted due to their potential as convenient and sensible

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01 Dec 2020

Vietnamese State Hackers Deploy Coin Miners to Victims

According to a report released by Microsoft, Vietnamese state hackers have been deploying cryptocurrency mining malware to turn a profit off of the networks of organizations they are spying on. One group in particular was observed using this tactic, APT32. This group has been associated with several sophisticated cyber espionage

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01 Dec 2020

Baltimore County Schools Still Closed Following Cyber Attack

Baltimore County schools remain closed, even virtually, following a ransomware attack that hindered its ability to hold virtual classes and took several systems offline. 100,000 students in Baltimore County are impacted by the attack. The county superintendent reportedly has no timeline for when school will resume, as an investigation into

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01 Dec 2020

Magecart Attack Convincingly Hijacks PayPal Transactions at Checkout

A new credit card skimmer is utilizing postMessage to create convincing PayPal transactions that are illegitimate and steal payment data. The new credit card skimming campaign comes during the holiday season when more customers are using e-commerce sites and shopping online. The malicious process hijacks PayPal transactions during checkout, causing

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30 Nov 2020

Banned Baidu Apps Exposed ‘Sensitive’ Data On Millions Of Android Phones

According to security researchers, two apps made by Chinese tech giant Baidu were leaking sensitive user data that left millions vulnerable to surveillance or cybercrime. The two apps are known to be Baidu Maps and the Baidu App, both of which were removed from the Google Play store last month

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30 Nov 2020

Measures of Chinese Economic Activity Signal Widening Recovery

China’s economic activity has climbed to the highest levels in years, signaling a broadening recovery in the country boasting the world’s second-largest economy just a year after the COVID-19 virus caused officials to implement economically harmful lockdown measures to protect the public health. Both nonmanufacturing and manufacturing quotas have increased

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30 Nov 2020

Iran Says Its Top Nuclear Scientist Killed in Attack

On Friday, a top Iranian nuclear scientist and father of the country’s nuclear weapons program Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was shot and killed while traveling through the suburbs of Tehran, the nation’s capital. Iran’s foreign minister blamed “terrorists” for the attack and claimed that there were indications of Israeli involvement. The Israeli

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30 Nov 2020

UK bans installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September

The UK government has reportedly released an update on their plans to phase out Huawei technology by 2027, now introducing a ban on the installation of new Huawei 5G equipment from September 2021. The decision follows plans announced in July declaring that UK firms will be barred from purchasing new

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