26 Oct 2021

Millions of Android Users Scammed in SMS Fraud Driven by Tik-Tok Ads

Threat actors are reportedly using malicious Android apps to scam users into signing up for fraudulent premium SMS subscription services. The scam results in victims’ racking up massive phone bill charges. The campaign is reportedly being driven by TikTok ads. Security firm Avast first uncovered the campaign, which it has

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26 Oct 2021

Third-party data breach in Singapore hits healthcare provider

In Singapore, another third-party data breach has been reported. This time, the cybercriminals targeted Fullerton Health and compromised personal data that included bank account details in some cases. The attackers went through the vendor Agape Connecting People, which facilitates appointment booking, for access to Fullerton. The breach was first detected

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26 Oct 2021

AWS wins deal to store UK spy agencies’ work, brings AI to the table

GCHQ, an intelligence agency, has signed a deal with Amazon Web Services to host classified material and incorporate more artificial intelligence technology into espionage practices. The procurement of cloud infrastructure from AWS was signed off by GCHQ and will be used by sister spy services such as MI5 and MI6,

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25 Oct 2021

Afghanistan Facing Desperate Food Crisis, UN Warns

According to a recent UN report, millions of Afghans will face starvation this winter unless urgent action is taken to ensure food security. More than half of the population currently faces food shortages, while 3.2 million children under the age of five are at risk for acute malnutrition, according to

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25 Oct 2021

FIN7 Lures Unwitting Security Pros to Carry Out Ransomware Attacks

The cybercrime gang behind the Carbanak backdoor malware, FIN7, has allegedly launched a new campaign in which it hires real security professionals to do some of its dirty work instead of forming partnerships with other criminal entities. According to a new report from Gemini Advisory, FIN7 has assembled a fake

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25 Oct 2021

Tesco App and Website Back Online After Cyber Incident

Tesco’s systems are reportedly back online following a cyberattack that forced it to temporarily disable its groceries app and website. The disruption lasted a week and prompted criticism from dissatisfied customers across the UK. Some customers stated that the week-long outage caused significant problems as they were self-isolating at home.

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25 Oct 2021

SolarWinds hackers, Nobelium, once again strike global IT supply chains, Microsoft warns

Microsoft released an advisory yesterday warning that the hackers behind the SolarWinds attacks are back at it again, targeting at least 140 global resellers and technology service providers in global IT supply chains. The group, known as Nobelium, is of Russian origin and has pivoted to software and cloud service

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22 Oct 2021

Government Agents Compromise REvil Backups to Force Group Offline

US authorities have allegedly forced the REvil ransomware group online in the latest offensive against ransomware. However, experts have warned that the move could lead to repercussions for former breach victims. Former officials and cybersecurity experts confirmed that an international law enforcement operation was responsible for taking down REvil’s data

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22 Oct 2021

VPN Exposes Data for 1M Users, Leading to Researcher Questioning

The free virtual private network (VPN) service known as Quickfox has been compromised, exposing the personally identifiable information of more than a million users. This marks the latest high-profile VPN security disaster and has led experts to warn that VPNs are increasingly vulnerable to leaks and attacks. Quickfox provides access

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22 Oct 2021

Illinois candy giant hit with ransomware weeks before Halloween

Ferrara Candy, which includes popular candies Nerds, Laffy Taffy, SweetTarts, Nips, Runts, and Gobstoppers, has announced that it was hit by a ransomware attack just weeks before its busiest season of the year. Halloween is a major holiday for Ferrara Candy as customers stock up on treats to pass out.

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