01 Mar 2021

The SolarWinds Body Count Now Includes NASA and the FAA

According to new information about the SolarWinds Orion Russian espionage campaign that targeted both US organizations and federal agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA were both compromised as part of the operation. The suspected Russian state hackers compromised SolarWind’s Orion IT management tool in a supply chain attack that

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01 Mar 2021

Hackers exploit websites to give them excellent SEO before deploying malware

According to Sophos researchers, cyberattackers have been utilizing an interesting new technique: turning to search engine optimization to deploy malware payloads to as many victims as possible. The search engine method includes abuse of human psychology and SEO tricks to push up websites that have been compromised in Google’s rankings

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01 Mar 2021

Tether faces 500 Bitcoin ransom

Over the weekend, blockchain organization Tether revealed that they were being asked to pay 500 Bitcoin to threat actors who allegedly plan to leak sensitive company information online if ransom demands are not met. The company has stated that it will refuse to pay the $24 million request, which is

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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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