18 Jun 2021

Carnival Confirms Another Breach Impacting Staff and Passengers

Carnival Corporation, one of the world’s largest cruise ship operators, has disclosed a data breach that occurred in mid-March. It is unclear how many passengers, customers, employees, and crew were affected by the incident. Carnival runs some of the globe’s leading cruise lines and has suffered from a data breach

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18 Jun 2021

A Billion CVS Records Exposed

More than one billion records pertaining to customers at CVS have been exposed due to a misconfiguration error on the service’s cloud database. The database was left unprotected, without a password required to access the sensitive data. The leak was discovered by researcher Jeremiah Fowler, who determined the size of

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17 Jun 2021

Avaddon Ransomware Gang Evaporates Amid Global Crackdowns

Ransomware group Avaddon has released decryptors for nearly 3,000 victims as it closes its criminal enterprise. 2,934 decryption keys were released to BleepingComputer, and each key belongs to an individual victim. The average pay out for each ransom was approximately $40,000, and Avaddon walked away from millions. An alert about

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17 Jun 2021

Biden Tells Putin Critical Infrastructure Sectors ‘Off Limits’ to Russian Hacking

President Joe Biden has revealed that he and President Vladimir Putin of Russia have agreed to establish “what’s off limits” from cyber activity. They also discussed how each country would “follow up” with cyberattacks that originated in either country. This press conference came after Biden’s four-hour meeting with Putin in

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17 Jun 2021

Ukraine Police Disrupt Cl0p Ransomware Operation

Six members of CI0p have been arrested by Law enforcement officials in Ukraine. CI0p is a ransomware gang that was associated with the cyber attacks on Stanford University Medical School and a breach at Accellion, an enterprise firewall company. The arrests resulted from an international operation with the United States,

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16 Jun 2021

Fujifilm Restores Services Following Ransomware Attack

On Monday, Japanese multinational corporation Fujifilm confirmed that it has restored its operations following a recent ransomware attack that disrupted its network. The company operates in a range of areas, including photography, medical electronics, office electronics, biotechnology, chemicals, and optics. The attack was announced on June 4, with Fujifilm confirming

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16 Jun 2021

NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks

In a communique issued by governments attending the latest meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, the group warned that it is prepared to treat cyberattacks in the same manner as a physical armed attack against any of its allies. This would include some sort of military response against

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16 Jun 2021

Millions of Connected Cameras Open to Eavesdropping

According to a warning released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, millions of connected security and home cameras contain a critical software vulnerability that could allow for remote attackers to view video feeds. The bug has been designated as a 9.1 CVSS score, meaning that it is of high

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16 Jun 2021

Facebook awards $30,000 bounty for exploit exposing private Instagram content

Bounty hunter Mayur Fartade has been awarded $30,000 for discovering and reporting a vulnerability in Instagram’s privacy features. According to Fartade, he uncovered a set of vulnerable endpoints within the Instagram app that allowed hackers to view private media on the platform without following a targeted account. Fartade wrote in

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15 Jun 2021

Researchers Attribute SITA Cyberattack to Chinese Hackers

A cyberattack on SITA that impacted multiple airlines across the globe was likely the work of a Chinese nation-state threat actor known as APT41, according to new research from security experts at Group-IB. The attack was disclosed in March and affected airlines such as Air India, Air New Zealand, Singapore

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