07 May 2020

Ransomware Attack on Europe’s Largest Private Hospital Operator

Today, Krebs on Security reported that the largest hospital operator in Europe has been targeted by a ransomware attack as the region combats the COVID-19 pandemic and overwhelmed healthcare systems. The cybercriminals launched an attack on the technology systems of Fresenius, subsequently limiting certain operations at the company. According to

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07 Feb 2020

Veterans Affairs Launches Its First 5G-Enabled Hospital

The Veteran Affairs Department will soon operate one of the first 5G enabled hospitals in the world. The health care facility is currently located in Palo Alto, California, and plans to launch 5G capabilities at the location were unveiled by the VA Secretary earlier this week. The VA aims to

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17 Jan 2020

FBI: Nation-state actors have breached two US municipalities

Last year, nation-state hackers breached the networks of two US municipalities according to the FBI. The agency sent out a security alert to private industry partners announcing the breaches last week. Attackers used the CVE-2019-0604 vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint servers to breach the networks. After the attackers gained advantage over

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10 Dec 2019

Maersk CISO Says NotPeyta Devastated Several Unnamed US firms

Maersk Chief Information Security Officer Andrew Powell stated at Black Hat Europe 2019 that he believes that 600 countries across the globe were damaged by NotPetya around the time of the Maersk attack. He stated that any company doing business in Ukraine at the time of the attack was hit.

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11 Nov 2019

Bugcrowd Pays Out Over $500K in Bounties in One Week

In October, Bugcrowd disclosed that around 550 hackers from around the world reported roughly 6,500 vulnerabilities, resulting in a total payout of $1.6 million. The company, which launched in 2011, announced that over $513,000 of the monthly payouts were made last week: breaking a company record of most vulnerabilities reported

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03 Apr 2019

Prospect of a nuclear war ‘higher than it has been in generations’, warns UN

United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu on Tuesday told the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that the global prioritization of “competition over cooperation, and the acquisition of arms, prioritized over the pursuit of diplomacy” has made the likelihood of nuclear weapons being used “higher than it has

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20 Jun 2018

U.S. leaves U.N. Human Rights Council

Calling it a “cesspool of political bias,” a “hypocritical and self-serving organization” that “makes a mockery of human rights,” the US envoy to the UN has withdrawn the country from the United Nations Human Rights Council. The US Secretary of State also denounced the council as a “protector of human

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11 May 2018

Cyberwar, How Nations Attack Without Bullets Or Bombs

“When the U.S., U.K. and France attacked Syria in April to punish the government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, there was concern about possible retaliation on a very different battleground. Syria’s patrons, Russia and Iran, are among the world’s leading practitioners of cyberwarfare, or state-sponsored attacks on computer

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10 May 2018

Inmates Kill Five Police Officers at Terrorist Detention Center in Indonesia

“Inmates at a detention center for terrorists, including Islamic State supporters, killed five police officers and took one hostage, police said Wednesday, in a bloody security breakdown that marked the single deadliest attack against Indonesian police.” Source: Inmates Kill Five Police Officers at Terrorist Detention Center in Indonesia – WSJ

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10 May 2018

Australia to spend A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened terror fears

“Australia announced plans in its annual budget on Tuesday to spend nearly A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened fears of lone wolf terror attacks.” Source: Australia to spend A$300 million to upgrade airport security amid heightened terror fears | Reuters

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