07 Sep 2021

Germany Accuses Russia of Election Meddling Through Cyber-Attacks

Germany has accused Russia of attempting to influence the country’s upcoming general elections through cyber campaigns. The German Foreign Ministry stated that it had gathered intelligence that pointed towards interference by hackers working for Russia’s GRU military intelligence service. According to the ministry, the hackers attempted to steal the login

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03 Sep 2021

NFT Collector Tricked into Buying Fake Banksy

An attacker was able to gain control over the site of famous street artist Banksy, then holding a fraudulent NFT auction. The attacker returned the money, however. During the auction, a fake non-fungible (NFT) token of Banksy’s work was up for sale. The work was eventually sold during the auction

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03 Sep 2021

FBI Warns Food and Agriculture Firms of Ransomware Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a warning alerting companies in the food and agricultural sector that they are at high risk for ransomware. This is partially due to corporate attack surfaces expanding, according to the bureau. The notification stated that the sectors contain critical infrastructures that could

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02 Sep 2021

Sacked Employee Deletes 21GB of Credit Union Files

Juliana Barile of Brooklyn, a former credit union employee, is currently facing a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to destroying large amounts of corporate data in revenge for being fired. Barile admitted to one count of computer intrusion due to unauthorized access to the data on her former employer’s

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02 Sep 2021

Comcast RF Attack Leveraged Remotes for Surveillance

Researchers have found that a now-patched vulnerability in Comcast’s XR11 voice remotes may have been leveraged by attackers to conduct surveillance. XR11 remotes are highly common and are present in roughly 18 million homes across the US. According to researchers at Gaurdicore, the remote’s flaw allowed attackers to listen in

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02 Sep 2021

WhatsApp patches vulnerability related to image filter functionality

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that it released a patch pertaining to image filter functionality that was first discovered by Check Point Research. The flaw allowed attackers to read sensitive information from WhatsApp’s memory, according to the company. The platform boasts two billion monthly active users, making it one

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01 Sep 2021

91% of Industrial Organizations Can Be Penetrated by Hackers

A new report released by Positive Technologies has found that roughly 91% of industrial organizations are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The study found that external attackers are able to penetrate the corporate network in 9 out of 10 of the organizations studied. Once inside, the attackers are able to obtain user

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01 Sep 2021

Fortress Home Security Open to Remote Disarmament

A new pair of security vulnerabilities in the Fortress S03 WiFi Home Security System could potentially allow cyberattackers to remotely disarm the system. This flaw could leave homes open to unlawful entry without security. Unauthenticated cyberattackers who exploit the vulnerability would gain access to window, door, and motion-sensor monitoring provided

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01 Sep 2021

FBI, CISA warn of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have released a joint advisory warning of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend. The agencies noted that cyberattackers have launched dozens of devastating attacks over long weekends in past years. They urged organizations to take extra steps to secure their systems and

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31 Aug 2021

Rights Group Advises Afghans to Delete Data

Human Rights First, an activist group based in the US, is encouraging Afghans to delete their data in order to protect themselves from the Taliban. The human rights group believes that the Taliban may use Afghans’ data against them. The militant organization seized control of Afghanistan on August 15, and

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