21 Aug 2020

Transparent Tribe Mounts Ongoing Spy Campaign on Military, Government

An APT group called Transparent Tribe has been mounting a continuing cyberespionage campaign, according to cyber researchers. The campaign targets military and diplomatic entities around the world through leveraging malware. The group has now added new weapons to its arsenal, including a management console and a worming function to its

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21 Aug 2020

University of Utah pays $457,000 to ransomware gang

In the latest of a long string of ransomware attacks, the University of Utah announced that they paid a ransomware group of $457,000 to protect sensitive student data. The university was targeted by cyberattackers, who managed to encrypt .02% of the data stored on their servers. The operators behind the

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20 Aug 2020

Facebook Expands Policy to Take Down QAnon and US Militias

Facebook has expanded its policy on removing fake news and information, restricting roughly 10,000 groups from its platforms. QAnon, a major US-based conspiracy theory outfit, was part of Facebook’s new major crackdown on fake news. The new policy updates aim to eliminate the spread of harmful conspiracy theories and disinformation

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20 Aug 2020

Thousands of Taiwan Government Email Accounts ‘Hacked by China’

China has been accused of hacking government emails belonging to Taiwan, accessing roughly 6,000 email accounts. The email accounts were hacked by the Chinese government in an attempt to steal data, according to officials. Taiwan admitted that the damage to their networks was large in magnitude, however, the investigation is

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20 Aug 2020

CISA Warns of New RAT Aimed at US Defense Contractors

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) previously issued a malware report in which they detailed a new remote-access trojan variant used by APT groups in North Korea. The report claims that the remote access trojan, BLINDINGCAN, is associated with the government of North Korea. The

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19 Aug 2020

U.S. Army Report Describes North Korea’s Cyber Warfare Capabilities

A new report published by the US Army details North Korea’s cyber warfare capabilities, which currently pose a significant threat to US national security. The report is over three pages, and highlights electronic intelligence warfare. This tactic is allegedly commonly used by North Korea to collect information on its enemies.

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19 Aug 2020

IcedID Trojan Rebooted with New Evasive Tactics

Security researchers have found that the IcedID Trojan has been redesigned to include new techniques in its attacks, including password-protected attachment, keyword obfuscation, and minimalist macro code. The updates were uncovered after a new phishing campaign launched recently that leveraged the malware. Paul Kimayong recently released a report on the

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19 Aug 2020

Facebook sued over fact-check messages on anti-vaccination posts

On Monday, the Children’s Health Defense (CHD) which is lead by Robert Kennedy Jr., filed a lawsuit against Facebook for its regulation of news related to anti-vaccination posts, which the organization claims are forms of censorship. In April, amid a global pandemic and tons of misinformation related to COVID-19, Facebook

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19 Aug 2020

Large Orgs Plagued with Bugs, Face Giant Patch Backlogs

According to a new study by the Ponemon Institute called the State of Vulnerability Management, large companies find an average of almost 780,000 individual security bugs when conducting routine network assessments. Security researchers also found that an average of 28% of the vulnerabilities discovered in routine checks will go unpatched

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18 Aug 2020

Hackers Stole 1 Terabyte Of Data From Billion-Dollar U.S. Liquor Maker

REvil ransomware launched an attack against Brown-Forman, the Kentucky based company that runs liquor brands such as Jack Daniels, Finlandia vodka, and Korbel champagne. REvil reportedly stole over 1 terabyte of data from the company, demanding payment and threatening to leak the information. REvil operators allegedly had access to the

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