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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06 Oct 2021

Afghan Female Musicians Evacuated to Qatar After Prior U.S.-Led Effort Fell Short

Members of an internationally renowned orchestra of Afghan women and girls have been evacuated from Afghanistan after negotiations took place between the Qatari government and Taliban leaders in Kabul. The musicians were finally evacuated a month after the US-led attempt to rescue the women and girls in the last days

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06 Oct 2021

Hezbollah threatened top judge probing Beirut port blast, source says

New speculation that Hezbollah urged the Lebanese government to stop investigating the Beirut port blast has emerged. According to those familiar with the situation, high-ranking Hezbollah official Wafiq Safa issued a verbal warning to Judge Tarek Bitar via an unidentified intermediary. The intermediary was reportedly a known individual to the

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06 Oct 2021

America’s First Exascale Supercomputer Is ‘On Track’ for 2021 Deployment

After years of preparation, the US’s first exascale supercomputer will be in function in the near future. The device is currently being installed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, according to the lab. Exascale systems will be essential to the next generation of high-performance supercomputing and are capable of operating

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06 Oct 2021

IP Surveillance Bugs in Axis Gear Allow RCE, Data Theft

Security researchers have uncovered three vulnerabilities located in Axis video products that could allow for multiple different cyberattacks, including arbitrary code execution. Nozomi Networks Labs have been investigating the flaws, which are located in the Axis Companion Recorder. This tool serves as a compact network video recorder that stores IP

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