05 Oct 2021

China Flies a Dozen Bombers Near Taiwan, Prompting Protest From Taipei

According to reports from Taiwan, China’s military flew 56 sorties near the country, including flights by a dozen bombers. The entire situation lasted from before dawn until nighttime on Monday, intensifying a recent streak of tensions over the last several days following the arrival of an armada east of the

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05 Oct 2021

Facebook Blames Global Outage on Configuration Error

Facebook has issued a public apology for a major outage that left users unable to access its social network and other platforms for hours, including Instagram and WhatsApp. Facebook has claimed that the outage, which lasted for hours yesterday, was the result of a configuration error. The recovery effort was

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05 Oct 2021

New Python ransomware targets virtual machines, ESXi hypervisors to encrypt disks

A new strain of Python-based malware has been discovered by researchers, who observed it in a sniper campaign that was attempting to achieve encryption on a corporate system in less than three hours. The attack is one of the fastest recorded by Sophos researchers, who stated that the operators precision-targeted

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05 Oct 2021

YubiKey Bio builds biometric authentication into a security key

YubiKey security keys has launched its latest technology, called YubiKey Bio. The key features biometric authentication built-in, allowing users to take advantage of simple and streamlined passwordless authentication for desktop FIDO-supported services and applications. The key uses a three-chip architecture that is able to store the biometric fingerprint in a

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04 Oct 2021

Court allows Judge Bitar to resume Beirut blast investigation

Former ministers charged in the investigation of the Beirut Port blast requested that Judge Tarek Bitar be removed from the investigation. The Beirut Appeals Court rejected their request. The investigation had been paused seven days ago after the judge continued to pursue ex-ministers and other high-ranking officials in politics and

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04 Oct 2021

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: India town tense after eight die in farmers’ protests

Violence broke out in a northern Indian town on Sunday during a protest against agricultural reforms. Eight people, including four protesting farmers, died in the Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh. The clashes are alleged to have erupted after a car from a federal minister’s motorcade ran over two farmers.

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04 Oct 2021

North Korea reopens communication and military hotline with South

Seoul announced Monday that the communication lines between North and South Korea have been restored for the first time in months. This follows Kim Jong Un’s vow last week to restart communication with South Korea. North Korea had responded on the joint line Monday morning and the two countries’ militaries

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04 Oct 2021

Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan’s new Prime Minister

On Monday, Japan’s Fumio Kishida took office as the country’s new Prime Minister. He was officially confirmed as the country’s 100th Prime Minister after being elected as the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party last week and a parliamentary vote. After the parliamentary vote, Kishida announced his Cabinet of 20

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04 Oct 2021

MFA Glitch Leads to 6K+ Coinbase Customers Getting Robbed

At least 6,000 Coinbase customers were robbed after attackers were able to bypass the multi-factor authentication on the cryptocurrency exchange platform. Coinbase suspects phishing allowed the attackers to access personal details, but also blamed a flaw in the multi-factor authentication process. The theft occurred between March and May 20, 2021.

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04 Oct 2021

Kabul Faces Blackout as Taliban Don’t Pay Electricity Suppliers

“Afghanistan’s capital could be plunged into darkness as the winter sets in because the country’s new Taliban rulers haven’t paid Central Asian electricity suppliers or resumed collecting money from consumers.” Full Story: Kabul Faces Blackout as Taliban Don’t Pay Electricity Suppliers

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