26 Jul 2021

Kaseya Obtains Universal Decryptor for REvil Ransomware

Reports have emerged that Kaseya has obtained a master decryptor key to mitigate the effects of a REvil ransomware attack that disrupted and locked up the systems of at least 60 of its customers. It is unclear if the ransom demand was paid to access the decryption key. Kaseya stated

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26 Jul 2021

Malware Infects Japanese Devices Ahead of Olympic Games

According to Japanese security company Mitsui Bussan Secure Directions, Olympics-themed malware is targeting Japanese PCs across the country. The malware was discovered on July 21, just days before the opening ceremony, and is designed to wipe files from target systems. Although the malware does not delete everything, it searches for

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26 Jul 2021

Scammers offer streaming services, giveaways and a fake cyber currency to cash in on the Olympic Games

According to experts at Kaspersky, Olympic-related phishing attacks have popped up in several different forms, including through fake pages offering streaming services, tickets to events that don’t allow spectators, and fake Olympic Games virtual currency. Kaspersky researchers stated that it’s common for cybercriminals to take advantage of popular sports events

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23 Jul 2021

Atlassian Patches Critical Vulnerability in Jira Data Center Products

On Wednesday, Atlassian, software development and collaboration solutions provider, informed its customers that it had effectively patched a serious vulnerability regarding critical code execution that was plaguing some of its Jira products. Atlassian stated that the bugs were discovered by one of its security researchers, who found that the Jira

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23 Jul 2021

FBI Warns Cybercriminals Eyeing Broadcast Disruption at Tokyo Olympics

The FBI has released a statement regarding the Tokyo Olympics, claiming that they are prepared to intercept attempts from threat actors to hijack video feeds or cause other disruptions to the event. The Olympics have already been targeted by threat actors, however, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division recently

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22 Jul 2021

NPM Package Steals Passwords via Chrome’s Account-Recovery Tool

A new widespread software supply-chain attack has been discovered by researchers, this time consisting of a password stealer harvesting credentials from Chrome on Windows systems via a tool called ChromePass. According to researchers, the campaign was discovered after professionals caught the malware stealing credentials, listening for incoming commands from the

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22 Jul 2021

Saudi Aramco denies breach after hackers hawk stolen files

Saudi Aramco has denied allegations of a cyberattack despite claims made by ZeroX, a threat actor who reports having stolen 1T of sensitive data from the company. Saudi Aramco is one of the largest oil companies in the world. Cybercriminals allegedly contact news outlets claiming to have stolen data ranging

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21 Jul 2021

Macron Among 14 Heads of States on Potential Spyware List

On Tuesday, Amnesty International stated that French President Emmanual Macron was included on a list of 14 current or former heads of state who were potentially targeted for hacking through a product called Pegasus made by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group. The organization called the incident an unprecedented revelation

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21 Jul 2021

Law Firm to the Fortune 500 Breached with Ransomware

Campbell Conroy & O’Neil P.C., a US law firm to several Fortune 500 companies, has admitted that a ransomware attack that occurred in February resulted in a data breach. The company boasts clients such as Apple, Boeing, IBM, Exxon Mobil, Fisher-Price, British Airways, Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota, among other huge

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21 Jul 2021

This new password-stealing Windows malware is distributed via ads for cracked software

Cybersecurity company Bitdefender has discovered a new form of malware that is delivered to victims via advertisements that appear in search results. Bitdefender states that the malware is being used as a gateway for attackers to steal passwords, deliver additional malware, and install cryptocurrency miners. The malware targets Windows devices

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