15 Jan 2021

Hackers Leak Stolen Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Data

After a cyberattack on the EMA, the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine information has been leaked on the internet. The EMa is in charge of the evaluation and supervision of medicinal products in the E.U. In December, threat agencies broke into the server to access COVID-19 vaccine documentation.  The regulatory

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15 Jan 2021

NSA Recommends Using Only ‘Designated’ DNS Resolvers

The National Security Agency recommended that enterprises use only their designated DNS resolver in DNS traffic and avoid third-party resolvers. Domain Name System technology, or DNS over HTTPS, DoH, can be abused by attackers. Companies using only their designated DNS server is the safest route and all other resolvers should

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15 Jan 2021

Xiaomi added to US list of alleged Communist Chinese military companies

The United State DoD has added Chinese hardware manufacturers, Xiaomi, to the list of alleged communist chinese military companies. The department of defense is working to counter the People’s Republic of China’s Military-Civil Fusion development strategy. This strategy supports the modernization of the People’s Liberation Army by allowing it access

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14 Jan 2021

Ring trials customer video end-to-end encryption for smart doorbells

Ring has created a preview of end-to-end encryption for home video feeds. The feature is being rolled out to customers this week by the Amazon-owned smart doorbell. After feedback proves the encryption to be successful, the encryption will eventually be offered to users as an opt-in feature. Ring has come

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14 Jan 2021

43% of financial services orgs plan to increase private cloud investments

Nutanix revealed the financial services industry findings of its report for organizations’ plans for adopting different types of clouds. The findings show a digital transformation with 50% of respondents stating that COVID-19 had caused them to increase their investment in the hybrid cloud. The hybrid cloud is the only IT

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14 Jan 2021

Google exposes malicious exploits targeting Windows and Android users

Due to Google’s Project Zero, zero-day vulnerabilities and bugs that could infect systems with malware can be uncovered. The project has unveiled a group of vulnerabilities that could have affected a large amount of customers had they not been discovered and patched. Two malicious servers were discovered hoping to pursue

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14 Jan 2021

Australian Home Affairs Minister takes issue with EU Electronic Communications Code

On December 21, 2020, a new communications code was introduced in the European Union with hopes of harmonising the legal framework for electronic communications. However, the Australian government and governments from Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US have unveiled undesired, unintended consequences of the new code. The code

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13 Jan 2021

RG Coins cryptocurrency exchange owner lands 10 years behind bars for money laundering

Rossen Iossifov was the Bulgarian owner of RG coins and has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was sentenced after his actions of laundering millions of dollars from defrauded victims. The stolen money was converted to cryptocurrency and moved through cryptocurrency exchanges to hide the source of the

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13 Jan 2021

Capcom, the game developer behind Resident Evil, Street Fighter and DarkStalkers, now says its recent attack compromised the personal data of up to 400,000 gamers.

Last November, a ransomware attack was launched against Capcom and it keeps getting worse. Up to 400,000 customers’ personal data was compromised, adding 40,000 customers to the original number the company had known. The breach was detected on November 2, and by November 19, Capcom said personal and corporate data

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13 Jan 2021

Microsoft Defender Zero-Day Fixed in First Patch Tuesday of 2021

83 vulnerabilities have been patched on Microsoft’s first Patch Tuesday of 2021. The patches addressed 10 major flaws, including a zero-day remote code execution bug in Microsoft Defender. 73 of the fixes are classified important and one is publicly known. The fixes addressed Microsoft Windows, the Edge search browser, ChakraCore,

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