08 Sep 2021

ESET Research Uncovers Latest BladeHawk Campaign, Android Espionage Against Kurds

Researchers at ESET have discovered a new mobile espionage campaign targeting the Kurdish ethnic group. The campaign has been active since March 2020 and is distributing two Android backdoors known as 888 RAT and SpyNote via dedicated Facebook profiles. ESET researchers identified six different Facebook profiles distributing the Android spying

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08 Sep 2021

Cyber-Attack on Washington DC University

At Howard University in Washington DC, classes were canceled due to a cyberattack. Last week, suspicious activity was discovered on the school’s network by its information technology team. On Monday, the university stated that it was collaborating with forensic experts and law enforcement to investigate what appeared to be a

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08 Sep 2021

TeamTNT hacking group strikes thousands of victims worldwide

TeamTNT hacking group has increased its abilities by adding a set of tools that allow it to target multiple operating systems. AT&T researchers released a report detailing the new campaign, called Chimaera, which is believed to have begun earlier this summer. The operation is based on command-and-control server logs and

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07 Sep 2021

Personal Details of 8,700 French Visa Applicants Exposed by Cyber Attack

On Friday, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior stated that roughly 8,700 French visa applicants’ personal details were exposed during a cyberattack on the France-Visas website. The website receives roughly 1.5 million applications per month, according to the government ministries. The information exposed in

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07 Sep 2021

Pro-Russian Disinformation Systematically Spread Using Western Media Channels

According to a new report released by researchers at the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University, western media channels are being manipulated by unidentified actors to spread pro-Russia government propaganda and disinformation. The researchers found evidence that provocative pro-Russian or anti-Western statements were being systematically posted in reader

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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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