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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23 Sep 2021

New advanced hacking group targets governments, engineers worldwide

A new hacking group called FamousSparrow has been detected by researchers at ESET. The team stated on Thursday that the advanced persistent threat (APT) group is targeting governments and engineers in Europe, the UK, Israel, Saudi Arabia, the Americas, West Africa, Taiwan, and other regions. The APT is believed to

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22 Sep 2021

Data of 106 Million Visitors to Thailand Breached

A British cybersecurity researcher uncovered his own personal data exposed online after discovering an unsecured database. The unprotected Elasticsearch database was found by Bob Diachenko, leader of security research at Comparitech, on August 22 of this year. Diachenko found 200GB of digital index records dating back a decade. The information

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21 Sep 2021

Malicious Email Surge Predicted for Q4

According to new research produced by Tessian, corporate and end-users should be wary of an uptick in phishing attacks for the final quarter of 2021. Tessian found that this is when the most malicious emails are likely to be distributed after analyzing four billion messages sent between July 2020 and

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