14 Jun 2021

REvil Hits US Nuclear Weapons Contractor

Sol Oriens, a US subcontractor for the Department of Energy that works on nuclear weapons was hit by a cyberattack last month that was allegedly the work of the infamous REvil ransomware gang. REvil posted a statement to its website that states that the malicious organization boasts the right to

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14 Jun 2021

Global Police Close Record Number of Fake Pharma Sites

Over 110,000 fake websites and online marketplaces advertising fraudulent pharmaceuticals have been shut down as part of an international crackdown on fake pharma sites, according to the global policing organization Interpol. Interpol states that the operation, deemed Operation Pangea XIV, involved customs, law enforcement, and regulatory officers from 92 different

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14 Jun 2021

McDonald’s Suffers Data Breach

McDonald’s has suffered from a data breach that has impacted customers and employees located in South Korea and Taiwan. The breach, which was the result of a cyberattack, also affected company operations in the United States. An unauthorized third party allegedly broke into the system of McDonald’s Cope. and accessed

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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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