08 Oct 2021

Nigeria: Security forces rescue nearly 200 hostages

187 people who had been captured by armed bandits in the northwestern state of Zamfara have been rescued by Nigerian security forces on Thursday. Security authorities in the northwestern region have been responding to attacks on schools and villages that result in kidnappings. The agencies have been finding identified bandits

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08 Oct 2021

‘You are playing with fire’: EU faces crisis after Polish court ruling

A Polish court challenged the supremacy of European Union law and caused a crisis on Friday. The crisis raised the possibility of Poland leaving the bloc and caused discomfort for politicians across Europe as the legal pillar of the EU could be undermined by the court. Ursula von der Leyen,

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08 Oct 2021

Afghanistan blast kills worshippers in Kunduz mosque

In northern Afghanistan, an explosion occurred in a mosque during Friday prayers today, October 8. The cause and number of casualties are not immediately clear at the mosque in Kunduz province, but AP reports a Taliban police official estimated at least 100 people were killed or wounded. Hospital sources told

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08 Oct 2021

Finland joins other Nordic nations in curbing Moderna shots

Finland, among other Nordic countries, are suspending or discouraging the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in certain age groups because of a rare side effect of increased risk of heart inflammation. The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare announced on Thursday that males under age 30 will not receive the

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08 Oct 2021

Ethiopia used its flagship commercial airline to transport weapons during war in Tigray

According to a CNN investigation, Ethiopia’s government has used the country’s commercial airline to shuttle weapons in and out of Eritrea during the civil war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. Arms were transported between Addis Ababa’s international airport and the airports in the Eritrean cities of Asmara and MAssawa.

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07 Oct 2021

UK high court finds Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed hacked ex-wife’s phone using spyware

Reports have emerged that the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, used agents of both Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to hack into and monitor the phones of his ex-wife, her legal advisors, staff, and other contacts in the midst of a custody battle concerning their two

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07 Oct 2021

Data Breach Volumes for 2021 Already Exceed 2020 Total

The Identity Theft Resource Center has published a new report highlighting the fact that the number of publicly reported data breaches in 2021 has already surpassed the total for 2020. Therefore, 2021 will be a record year in terms of data breaches. In 2020, there were 1108 publicly reported data

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07 Oct 2021

Canopy Parental Control App Wide Open to Unpatched XSS Bugs

The Canopy parently control app that allows parents to protect kids online via content inspection, is vulnerable to multiple serious cross-site scripting attacks that could lead to disabling monitoring, location tracking of children, and malicious redirects of parent console users. The flaws may also allow for an attacker to deliver

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07 Oct 2021

Twitch Gets Gutted, All Source Code Leaked

Earlier this week, an anonymous user posted a link to a 125GB torrent on 4chan. The torrent allegedly contained all of Twitch’s source code, comments going back to its inception, and more information. An attacker is claiming to have stolen all pieces of valuable data from the online streaming platform,

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07 Oct 2021

Transdev denies data stolen by ransomware group, connects leak to September attack on client

Transdev, a French transportation giant, has denied recent speculations of a cyberattack after the LockBit ransomware group claimed to have 200GB of data pertaining to the company. LockBit has threatened to leak the data on October 10. Transdev addressed the claims, however, they maintain that the data may have been

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