09 Apr 2021

Zero-Day Bug Impacts Problem-Plagued Cisco SOHO Routers

Cisco has stated that it does not plan to patch three different small business router models and one VPN firewall device, despite critical vulnerabilities found in each. The SOHO router models contain a bug that is rated 9.8/10 in severity, and could allow unauthenticated remote users to attack targeted equipment

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09 Apr 2021

Washington State educational organizations targeted in cryptojacking spree

Palo Alto Networks recently released an advisory warning that several recent crypto-jacking incidents have targeted education institutions in Washington State. Crypto-jacking is a type of cyberattack in which attackers use deception tactics to install cryptocurrency mining components that leech off of computational power without being noticed or detected. Different types

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08 Apr 2021

Armed Conflict Draws Closer as State-Backed Cyber-Attacks Intensify

A new HP report details how the world is coming increasingly close to armed conflict sparked by cyberattacks. The study was compiled by University of Surrey senior lecturer in criminology, Mike McGuire. The study claims that there has been a 100% increase in significant state-backed attacks between 2017 and 2020.

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08 Apr 2021

Attackers Blowing Up Discord, Slack with Malware

Slack and Discord, two workflow and collaboration tools, have been infiltrated by malicious actors abusing legitimate functions to evade security and deliver malware. The campaign seeks to drop information stealers, remote access Trojans, and other malware to users utilizing the platforms. The pandemic drove platforms like Slack and Discord to

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08 Apr 2021

Facebook tackles deepfake spread and troll farms in latest moderation push

Earlier this week, Facebook published its latest Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior report, in which it listed its most recent efforts to curb coordinated illegitimate behavior across the social media platform. According to the report, Facebook investigated and wiped out a long-running troll farm located in Albania with a widespread impact. The

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07 Apr 2021

Iranian ‘spy ship’ damaged by explosion in Red Sea

An Iranian ship, called the Saviz, has been damaged by an explosion that occurred while the ship was anchored off of Yemen’s Red Sea coast. The ship is allegedly used by Revolutionary Guards to spy on foreign entities, according to Iran’sforeign ministry. The blast caused no casualties and is still

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07 Apr 2021

Office Depot Configuration Error Exposes One Million Records

Researchers have found a misconfigured Easticsearch server belonging to Office Depot, a popular office supplies store chain. One million customers’ personal information was exposed on the misconfigured server, according to researchers. The database was not protected by a password and was initially found by a Website Planet team on March

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07 Apr 2021

Conti Gang Demands $40M Ransom from Florida School District

New details of negotiations between the Conti ransomware gang and officials from Broward County Public Schools in Florida have emerged after the school district suffered from a ransomware attack early last month. The Conti Gang has allegedly demanded a $40 million ransom from the school district. During the attack, information

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07 Apr 2021

Data scraped from 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale online

A huge trove of LinkedIn data has been discovered on an online marketplace, exposing the IDs, names, email addresses, and personal details of 500 million users. Although the data may not seem harmful alone, it could be used to launch additional attacks on LinkedIn and specific users. The data set

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07 Apr 2021

New wormable Android malware poses as Netflix to hijack WhatsApp sessions

A new variant of Android malware has been discovered by researchers at Check Point, who reported that the mobile malware was discovered in the Google Play Store. The wormable malware has been named FlixOnline and disguises itself as a legitimate Netflix brand application. The app then appears to target the

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