28 Sep 2021

Russia Behind ‘Ghostwriter’ Campaign Targeting Germany

The European Union has blamed Russia for an ongoing disinformation campaign referred to as Ghostwriter that is targeting Germany amid political events and elections. Germany is only the latest target of the campaign, which has been ongoing for years and previously attempted to discredit NATO, smeared and cyberattacked Parliament members,

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28 Sep 2021

FCC details $1.9 billion program to rip out Huawei and ZTE gear in the US

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently released a new set of rules for small carriers to abide by that aims to rip out and replace network equipment and services from Huawei and ZTE, two companies based in China. The small carriers will have access to $1.9 billion in funding

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27 Sep 2021

Apple Patches 3 More Zero-Days Under Active Attack

Apple has patched three zero-day security vulnerabilities in recently released updates to iOS and macOS that are being actively exploited. One of the flaws could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges and affects macOS and older versions of iPhones. The two security releases went live on

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27 Sep 2021

US-Led Quad Launches New Cyber Group

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) has signaled its commitment to cybersecurity in announcing a new group that will aim to promote best practices and shared standards in the cybersecurity industry. The announcement came after the group met for the first time, comprised of Japan, India, the US, and Australia. The

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27 Sep 2021

More than 130,000 malicious IP addresses were blocked during Census 2021

According to Amazon Web Services, more than 13,000 malicious IP addresses were blocked during a successful Census 2021. The IP addresses were blocked to ensure that no breaches or interruptions were experienced during the Census. AWS stated that the company undertook extensive DDoS tests before the operation to ensure that

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27 Sep 2021

Eftpos granted government accreditation as first private ID exchange operator

Eftpos has become the first Australian non-government entity accredited to operate a digital identity exchange under the federal government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework. Eftpos can now facilitate online transactions requiring a digital identity from Australians through its connectID program.  Eftpos sent the tool live in June as a subsidiary of

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24 Sep 2021

Crystal Valley Farm Coop Hit with Ransomware

A Minnesota-based farm supply and grain marketing cooperative, Crystal Valley, has become the second agricultural business to be seized by a ransomware attack this week. The cooperative had been alerted to the attack on Sunday, September 19, and released a statement on its website Tuesday afternoon. As of Wednesday afternoon,

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24 Sep 2021

Large-Scale Phishing-as-a-Service Operation Exposed

Microsoft has uncovered a new large-scale phishing campaign that is targeting companies with custom campaigns and sophisticated phishing techniques. The phishing-as-a-service operation is marketed by cybercriminals as BulletProofLink. Researchers allegedly found the operation by detecting a high volume of newly created subdomains. Microsoft posted a statement via the 365 Defender

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24 Sep 2021

Facebook Ordered to Release Records on Closed Myanmar Accounts

On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered that Facebook hand over records related to accounts shut down in 2018 that were linked to violence in Myanmar. According to the ruling, the accounts were linked to government-backed violence against the Muslim Rohingya minority in Myanmar. Facebook has been struggling to mitigate the

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23 Sep 2021

Unpatched Apple Zero-Day in macOS Finder Allows Code Execution

Researchers have found an unpatched zero-day in macOS Finder that could allow for remote execution. All a user needs to do is click on an email attachment and the code is executed secretly without the victim knowing. The vulnerability affects Big Sur and prior versions of macOS. MacOS Finder is

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