19 Jul 2021

Linux Variant of HelloKitty Ransomware Targets VMware ESXi Servers

According to researchers on the MalwareHunterTeam, HelloKitty has joined a growing list of ransomware gangs targeting VMware ESXi. Researchers found a Linux encryptor used by the HelloKitty ransomware gang in an attack against videogame developer CD Projekt Red. The researchers reported that the attack, which occurred in February, targeted the

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10 May 2021

Death toll rises to 85 in Afghanistan girls’ school bomb attack

On Saturday, a bomb attack targeted a school in Kabul. As of this morning, the death toll from the incident has risen to 85, according to Afghan officials. Another 147 people were confirmed to be wounded as a result of the attack, which occurred at the Sayed Al-Shuhada school for

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23 Apr 2021

Pakistan Investigates Whether Attack Targeted China’s Ambassador

Authorities in Pakistan are currently investigating whether the Chinese ambassador was the target of a suicide bombing that occurred in a Western province. The attack could be the latest of several directed at a Chinese target. Pakistan and China are close allies, and Pakistan has been one of the main

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15 Apr 2021

Drone Attacks Iraq Airport Housing U.S. Troops

On Wednesday, a drone equipped with explosives attacked a US air base in northern Iraq, according to US and Iraqi officials. No casualties were reported at the base, which doubles as an airport in the city of Erbil, according to a statement made by the interior ministry of the Kurdistan

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12 Apr 2021

Iran Blames Israel for Attack on Nuclear Facility, Vows to Retaliate

On Monday, Iran accused Israel of conducting an attack on its main nuclear facility. The attack reportedly destroyed centrifuges that resulted in an electricity blackout. The attack occurred despite talks of resuming negotiations between Washington and Tehran over a deal that would constrain the latter’s ability to produce a nuclear

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07 Apr 2021

Conti Gang Demands $40M Ransom from Florida School District

New details of negotiations between the Conti ransomware gang and officials from Broward County Public Schools in Florida have emerged after the school district suffered from a ransomware attack early last month. The Conti Gang has allegedly demanded a $40 million ransom from the school district. During the attack, information

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05 Apr 2021

FBI & CISA Warn of Active Attacks on FortiOS Vulnerabilities

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued a joint advisory warning administrators that APT groups are currently exploiting three different vulnerabilities that existing the Fortinet FortiOS. News of the active exploits was allegedly broken to the public just a few days ago

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22 Mar 2021

APT31 Fingered for Cyber-Attack on Finnish Parliament

On Thursday, the Finnish Security and Intelligence Service announced that they had determined that the threat actor group APT31 was responsible for a cyber-espionage campaign that targeted the Finnish Parliament last fall. The APT group has links to the Chinese government, according to security companies Checkpoint and FireEye. The operation

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08 Mar 2021

Iran-Backed Houthi Rebels Say They Targeted Saudi Oil Port

On Sunday, Iran’s Houthi rebels announced that they had attacked a major Saudi Arabian oil port located on the Perian Gulf. The Iranian forces reportedly used drones and missiles to conduct the attack. Saudi authorities claim that the strike caused no casualties or damage to the facility. The Saudi Energy

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04 Mar 2021

Malicious Code Bombs Target Amazon, Lyft, Slack, Zillow

According to new research by Alex Birsan, attackers have been weaponizing code dependency confusion to target high-profile companies such as Lyft, Slack, Zillow, and Amazon. Researchers have spotted the malicious packages targeting internal applications and seeking to exfiltrate sensitive information via the npm public code repository. Birsan recently released a

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