18 May 2022

Hezbollah and allies lose parliamentary majority in Lebanon election

In Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, the Iran-backed Shia Muslim Hezbollah movement and its allies lost their majority number of seats. The results of Sunday’s election shows that the bloc’s candidates won 62 of 128 seats, three fewer than it needed to maintain a majority. While Hezbollah itself retained its own seats,

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18 May 2022

Turkey threatens to block Finland and Sweden Nato bids

Just hours after Finland and Sweden announced that they were considering seeking membership in NATO, Turkey’s president restated his opposition to the move. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that the two nations should not attempt to send delegations to Turkey in an attempt to gain membership in Nato and convince

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18 May 2022

Ransomware Hits American Healthcare Company Omnicell

Omnicell, a multinational healthcare company, has recently confirmed that it suffered from a data breach following a reported ransomware incident. According to a statement released in the company’s quarterly 10-Q filing, Omnicell detected the ransomware attack and disclosed it on May 9. More details are expected to be released in

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18 May 2022

Russian soldier pleads guilty in first war crimes trial of Ukraine conflict

The first war crimes trial in Ukraine was held since the war began. In the trial, a 21-year-old soldier pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. The attack was against a 62-year-old man only a few days after the invasion began. After pleading guilty, he will face a life sentence. 

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18 May 2022

Over 100,000 people officially missing or disappeared in Mexico

More than 100,000 people have been registered as missing or disappeared in Mexico according to data from the Interior Ministry’s National Registry of Missing People.  The registry dates back to 1964 and continues through to this day. Since 1964, 100,023 people have been registered missing, 24,700 women and over 74,700

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18 May 2022

Vulnerabilities found in Bluetooth Low Energy gives hackers access to numerous devices

Cybersecurity researchers at NCC Group have found a critical flaw in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) receivers. The flaw may grant cyber criminals access to a range of devices, including phones, laptops, cars, and houses. NCC Group details how BLE uses proximity to authenticate that the user is within a close

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18 May 2022

Wizard Spider hackers hire cold callers to scare ransomware victims into paying up

Security researchers at PRODAFT published the results of its investigation into Wizard Spider, a threat actor that is believed to be associated with the Grim Spider and Lunar Spider hacking groups. The report was released on Wednesday and details the group’s illegal activities, including the practice of hiring cold callers

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17 May 2022

Israeli police will investigate ‘events’ surrounding funeral of Palestinian journalist says Minister

Israeli police have publicly announced that they will hold an investigation into events that occurred during the funeral procession of deceased Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. The funeral occurred on Friday, and was marked by violent events committed on the part of those participating. Abu Akleh’s death has been

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17 May 2022

Microsoft Identifies Botnet Variant Targeting Windows and Linux Systems

Microsoft has reportedly discovered a new variant of the Sysrv botnet, which possesses the ability to deploy coin miners on Windows and Linux systems. Microsoft Security Intelligence released a string of posts on Twitter discussing the discovery, which it has named Sysrv-K, and how it is exploiting vulnerabilities in the

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17 May 2022

US Manufacturing Giant Parker Hit by Conti Ransomware Gang

Parker-Hannifin Corporation, a US manufacturing company, has confirmed that it was impacted by a data breach that has exposed employees’ personally identifiable information (PII). According to the firm, Conti ransomware actors published the stolen data last month after claiming responsibility for the attack. Parker-Hannifin is one of the largest motion

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