09 Jun 2021

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes 6 In-The-Wild Exploits, 50 Flaws

In this month’s Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued fixes for 5 critical exploits and 45 vulnerabilities rated important in severity in Microsoft Windows, .NET Core, and Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, SharePoint Server, Hyper-V, Visual Studio Code, and more. Microsoft researchers discovered a highly targeted malware campaign that has

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08 Jun 2021

Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app

More than 800 criminals across the globe have been arrested following an FBI-run campaign involving an encrypted messaging app, according to officials. The operation was conceived by Australia and the FBI to catch criminals engaging in drug smuggling, money laundering, and murder plots. The entities were able to listen in

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08 Jun 2021

Afghan Soldiers Gird for Taliban to Attack Cities After the U.S. Leaves

The Taliban are encroaching on government-held territory in Afghanistan as the US wraps up its troop withdrawal from the country. Afghan police and army positions are currently preparing themselves for large-scale offensives against major population centers as the insurgent push their advantage on the battlefield amid a full US exit.

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08 Jun 2021

Websites rumble back to life after Fastly-linked outage

Thousands of websites across the globe were taken offline last night due to a widespread hour-long outage linked to a US-based cloud company named Fastly Inc. The outage affected high-traffic sites such as Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify, Al Jazeera Media Network, and the New York Times. The sites were

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08 Jun 2021

Relativity Space Raises $650 Million To Make Its 3D-Printed Rocket Competitive With SpaceX

Relativity Space, a company that is on a mission to create a 3D-printed rocket competitive with SpaceX, is on track to launch its first rocket by the end of the year after raising $650 million in a Series E venture round. The round was aiming to raise funds to accelerate

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08 Jun 2021

French Antitrust Regulator Slaps $268 Million Fine on Google

Google has been fined a total of $268 million by the French antitrust regulator for abusing its dominant position in the online advertising market, according to media sources. The find has not been disputed by Google and was enacted due to the tech giant favoring its own Google Ad Manager

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08 Jun 2021

Department of Justice Seizes $2.3 Million in Cryptocurrency Paid to the Ransomware Extortionists Darkside

Yesterday, the Department of Justice announced that it had seized roughly $2.3 million of the $4 million paid in ransom to the DarkSide ransomware gang by Colonial Pipeline following an attack against the latter’s networks. The seizure warrant was announced yesterday by Laurel Beeler, US Magistrate Judge for the Northern

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07 Jun 2021

Jihadists Massacre at Least 130 in Burkina Faso as West African Violence Surges

Over the weekend, jihadists surrounded a remote village located on Burkina Faso’s border with Niger and massacred at least 130 civilians, according to the government. The event marks the worst terrorist attack in the history of Burkina Faso despite a recent influx in extremist violence. The violence has prompted international

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07 Jun 2021

Dozens killed in Pakistan train collision

A collision between two passenger trains in southern Pakistan has killed at least 40 passengers and injured dozens after a train traveling in the Sindh province derailed and landed on another track. A second train that was full of passengers collided with the derailed train and overturned. Rescue teams worked

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07 Jun 2021

India states start reopening amid dip in Covid cases

India’s Covid-19 crisis has begun to clear up as case numbers continue to fall in major Indian states that were previously virus hotspots. Some regions and states such as the nation’s capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai have begun to partially re-open. Just a few weeks ago, India witnessed a

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