12 Feb 2020

30 dead, including pregnant woman and baby, in Nigeria militant attack

This week in Lagos, Nigeria, 30 people died after Boko Haram militants set fire to a campsite set up by travelers while they were sleeping in the region of Borno State, Nigeria. Borno’s governor reported the incident to CNN on Monday. The attacks occurred in Auno Village, which is located

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11 Feb 2020

Turkey says it has retaliated after deadly Syrian shelling

Turkey’s officials claim the country has retaliated on Monday after an incident that involved intense shelling by Syrian forces that resulted in the death of five Turkish soldiers. The incident marked the escalation of tensions between the two countries after a similar clash a week prior, in the Idlib province

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10 Feb 2020

Two U.S. Service Members Killed in Eastern Afghanistan

On Saturday, two American service members were killed and six other US military personnel were wounded in eastern Afghanistan after an incident with an Afghan soldier. The attack occurred in the Nangarhar province where the US and Afghan forces have been working together to combat the Taliban and Islamic State

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06 Feb 2020

IoT Malware Campaign Infects Global Manufacturing Sites

Researchers at TrapX Labs uncovered a malware campaign built to exploit flaws in connected devices has emerged, and it has been targeting manufacturers around the world. The campaign affects products ranging from small technology like smart printers to heavy operational equipment. TrapX Labs initially found the attack targeting Latin American

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05 Feb 2020

Why many security pros lack confidence in their implementation of Zero Trust

Zero Trust has been deemed a necessary security approach to combat cyber threats and is a system in which an organization or country trusts nobody and nothing internally and externally when granting access to data or assets. All types of access must be verified and authorized before gaining access to

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04 Feb 2020

Turkey suffers first deaths in direct combat with Syria since start of war

On Sunday, five Turkish soldiers and one civilian personnel were killed by Syrian forces in the country, producing the first fatalities as a result of direct confrontation between Turkey and Syria since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. After facing heavy artillery fire coming from the Syrian

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03 Feb 2020

UN hacked: Attackers got in via SharePoint vulnerability

Last summer the UN’s database was compromised when hackers broke into 40 UN servers in offices located in Geneva and Vienna, obtaining access to sensitive data that could result in serious and far-reaching repercussions for staff and individuals associated with the UN. However, the UN failed to share the implications

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29 Jan 2020

Zoom Fixes Flaw Opening Meetings to Hackers

This week, enterprise video conferencing firm Zoom has patched a flaw that previously allowed attackers to guess a meeting ID and enter a private meeting held between two entities using Zoom services. The company has experienced a series of security issues and subsequent patches after researchers stated that the company’s

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17 Jan 2020

Critical WordPress Bug Leaves 320,000 Sites Open to Attack

Infinite Client and WP Time Capsule, two WordPress plugins, contain vulnerabilities that leave sites open to attack. The bug is a critical authorization complication that allows adversaries access to the backend of a site without a password. The attacker only needs the admin username for the WordPress plugins. Both of

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15 Jan 2020

Video appears to show two missiles striking Ukrainian passenger plane over Iran

New video footage appears to show missiles striking the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 on January 8. The plane crashed over the Iranian capital of Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. The crash caused international outrage after Tehran released a statement admitting to causing the crash after claiming that

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