11 Jun 2021

Gaming Giant EA Suffers Major Data Breach

Gaming giant Electronic Arts has suffered from a major data breach that includes details pertaining to game source code and tools for several popular games. Cybercriminals claimed to have breached the company in blog posts published on underground hacking forums. These posts advertised 780GB of data for sale. EA later

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11 Jun 2021

‘Fancy Lazarus’ Cyberattackers Ramp up Ransom DDoS Efforts

APT group “Fancy Lazarus” has been ramping up its ransom DDoS efforts in several new campaigns against US entities. The group is known for masquerading as various APT groups to distract security researchers. Researchers state the APT group is launching a new series of attacks using a combination of the

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11 Jun 2021

Police Grab Slilpp, Biggest Stolen-Logins Market

On Thursday, the US Department of Justice announced that a multinational operation had led to the seizure of Slilpp, a massive and popular marketplace for selling online logins and credentials. At the time of the takedown, authorities note that there were more than 80 million login credentials for sale used

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11 Jun 2021

Lax security around URL shortener exposed PII of US retailer Carter’s customer base

US retailer Carter’s has suffered from a data leak that exposed the personally identifiable information (PII) of hundreds of thousands of customers. However, unlike many data leaks, the incident was not the result of an unsecured bucket or misconfigured cloud storage system, rather the leak was caused by relaxed security

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10 Jun 2021

Schools Forced to Shut Following Critical Ransomware Attack

Two schools located in the south of England, the Skinners’ Kent Academy and Sinners’ Kent Primary School, have been forced to shut down due to a ransomware attack that wreaked havoc on their systems, encrypting files and stealing sensitive data. The schools were attacked on June 2, according to a

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10 Jun 2021

JBS Paid $11M to REvil Gang Even After Restoring Operations

Following a cyberattack that forced JBS Foods to take some of its systems and services offline, the company allegedly paid $11 million in ransom to the ransomware gang REvil. The CEO of JBS stated that the decision was made to avoid any further issues or potential problems for its customers.

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09 Jun 2021

El Salvador is the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

In El Salvador, a majority of lawmakers approved a proposal brought forth by Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele that allows bitcoin to be used as legal tender in the country alongside the US dollar, becoming the first country to do so. The new law stated that all economic agents are required

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09 Jun 2021

Illinois County Stricken with Grief after Cyberattack

A new organized cybercrime gang called Grief claims to have stolen sensitive data belonging to St. Clair County in Illinois. As a result, the county disabled its website on June 2, claiming that the move was made out of an abundance of caution following the cyberattack. The Grief ransomware group

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09 Jun 2021

Cyber-attack on NYC Law Department

The New York Police Department and the FBI’s Cyber Task Force are currently investigating an instruction into the IT system of the New York City Law Department. The incident was initially reported to have exposed sensitive information pertaining to more than a thousand department employees. The exact scale and depth

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09 Jun 2021

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes 6 In-The-Wild Exploits, 50 Flaws

In this month’s Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued fixes for 5 critical exploits and 45 vulnerabilities rated important in severity in Microsoft Windows, .NET Core, and Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, SharePoint Server, Hyper-V, Visual Studio Code, and more. Microsoft researchers discovered a highly targeted malware campaign that has

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