02 Feb 2023

Russia planning 24 February offensive, Ukrainian defense minister says

Russia is preparing a major new offensive according to Ukraine’s defense minister. The defense minister has warned that the offensive could come as soon as February 24. Oleski Reznikov said Moscow has amassed thousands of troops and could possible try an attack to mark the anniversary of the initial invasion. 

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01 Feb 2023

‘Silent strike’ marks two years of military rule in Myanmar

Pro-democracy protestors are holding a silent strike in Myanmar to mark the two year anniversary of the military coup that removed Aung San Suu Kyi from power. The activists urged people to stay at home and asked businesses to close.  The military administration of the country has extended a state

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01 Feb 2023

30k Internet-Exposed QNAP NAS Devices Affected by Recent Vulnerability

Censys, an attack surface management firm, has identified roughly 30,000 internet-exposed QNAP network attacked storage appliances that have been affected by a critical vulnerability. The vulnerability is a critical-severity code injection vulnerability that is described as an SQL injection bug. It allows remote attackers to inject malicious code into vulnerable

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01 Feb 2023

GitHub Confirms Signing Certificates Stolen in Cyber-Attack, Revokes Them

On Monday, GitHub confirmed that threat actors stole digital certificates used for applications such as Desktop and Atom in a cyberattack that occurred in December 2022. GitHub stated that it investigated the incident and determined that there was no risk to GitHub’s services and that it detected no unauthorized changes

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01 Feb 2023

BEC Group Uses Open Source Tactics in Hundreds of Attacks

Security researchers have identified a highly successful new business email compromise (BEC) group. The group has been named Firebrick Ostrich and has conducted at least 347 campaigns since April 2021. Firebrick Ostrich uses relatively unsophisticated techniques to target organizations, such as open source research to identify existing contracts and vendors,

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01 Feb 2023

Microsoft’s Verified Publisher Status Abused in Email Theft Campaign

On Tuesday, Microsoft and cybersecurity firm Proofpoint warned that a threat actor had recently abused Microsoft’s verified publisher status to launch a campaign involving malicious OAuth applications. The warning stated that organizations using cloud services should be aware of the campaign, especially those in Ireland and the UK. Microsoft has

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31 Jan 2023

Hackers Use TrickGate Software to Deploy Emotet, REvil, Other Malware

TrickGate, a malicious live software service, has been deployed by threat actors in recent attacks to bypass endpoint detection. The malware is not new, and has been deployed against detection measures and response protection software for six years. Check Point Research recently released a report detailing TrickGate and its usage

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31 Jan 2023

Killnet Attackers DDoS US and Dutch Hospitals

According to recent reports, Russian hactivists targeted several hospitals across the US and the Netherlands with DDoS attacks. The campaign targeted facilities including the University of Michigan Hospital and Stanford Health Care Center. The recent attacks may be in response to President Biden’s recent decision to send dozens of Abrams

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31 Jan 2023

JD Sports Confirms Breach Affected 10 Million Customers

JD Sports has advised its customers to change their passwords after the discovery of a cyberattack that may have resulted in the exposure of data belonging to 10 million customers. JD Sports notified its users of the breach via email, stating that the attack impacts customers who placed orders between

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31 Jan 2023

Burkina Faso says 28 soldiers, civilians killed in rebel attacks

At least 28 people have been killed in two separate attacks by armed groups in Burkina Faso. The victims include soldiers and civilians. A combat unit in Falagountou, in the north of the country, came under attack and 10 soldiers and a civilian were killed. The bodies of 15 assailants

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