04 Aug 2020

Garmin Pays Up to Evil Corp After Ransomware Attack

After Garmin was the victim of a cyberattack in late July that hindered its services, including fitness tracking, customer support, and commercial aviation offerings, the company has reported that Garmin has paid the ransom demands to protect its information and restore systems. According to experts, the ransom for the decryptor

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04 Aug 2020

VMware Carbon Black Threat Report finds hackers using more aggressive and destructive tactics

A new survey that analyzes the opinions of security professionals concluded that hackers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their attacks and using more sophisticated techniques. The survey is from VMware Carbon Black and is titled the Global Incident Response Threat Report. The report assessed 69 security and consulting firms about

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04 Aug 2020

Ransomware gang publishes tens of GBs of internal data from LG and Xerox

Earlier today, Maze ransomware operators published 50.2 GB of internal data from the networks of two businesses, LG and Xerox, claiming that the companies failed to adhere to ransom demands. The two enterprise giants did not comment on the data leaks today, however, LG issued a statement in June when

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03 Aug 2020

Havenly Breach Hits Over 1.3 Million Accounts

Havenly, an interior design, and decor company have become the latest company to suffer from a serious data breach. Well-known dark web trader and vendor ShinyHunters posted the data of nearly 1.4 million Havenly accounts online last week, claiming that the data set was just a portion of a much

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03 Aug 2020

Authorities Arrest Alleged 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’ Behind Twitter Hack

A 17-year-old teenager from Florida has been arrested in connection with a recent Twitter hack that targeted verified accounts and high profile individuals. The teen was allegedly the mastermind behind the attack, which raked in over $100,000 bitcoin in just one day. Two others have also been charged in connection

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31 Jul 2020

Billions of Devices Impacted by Secure Boot Bypass

New research shows that billions of Windows and Linux devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks originating from a bug in the GRUB2 bootloader, which security experts have named the “BootHole” bug. The exploitation of the bug could lead to malware infection, information theft, and allow attackers to move laterally into corporate,

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31 Jul 2020

Critical, High-Severity Cisco Flaws Fixed in Data Center Network Manager

Recently, Cisco warned consumers about several critical and high-severity flaws that lie in its Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) that could lead to remote unauthenticated attackers bypassing authentication on vulnerable devices. DCNM manages Cisco data centers that run the network operating system for Cisco devices. The newly reported flaws exist

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31 Jul 2020

China arrests over 100 people suspected of involvement in PlusToken cryptocurrency scam

China has reportedly arrested over 100 individuals under suspicion that they were involved in the PlusToken cryptocurrency fraud ring. The ring was based in South Korea and advertised as a high-yield investment opportunity for traders who dealt with cryptocurrencies. However, the PlusToken initiative actually created a massive Ponzi scheme in

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30 Jul 2020

Hackers Broke Into Real News Sites to Plant Fake Stories

Security firm FireEye released a report on Wednesday detailing the activity of a disinformation group it has dubbed “Ghostwriter.” The group has been creating and disseminating disinformation since at least March 2017. Ghostwriter primarily focuses on undermining NATO and the US troops in Poland and the Baltics. Ghostwriter has posted

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30 Jul 2020

Kaspersky Uncovers New APT “Mercenary” Group

Kaspersky’s security researchers have released information on a new cyber-mercenary group that the firm recently discovered and named “Deceptikons.” Kaspersky states that the advanced persistent threat group has been providing hacking services for hire for almost a decade. According to researchers, the APT group is lacking technically and is not

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