09 Jun 2021

Illinois County Stricken with Grief after Cyberattack

A new organized cybercrime gang called Grief claims to have stolen sensitive data belonging to St. Clair County in Illinois. As a result, the county disabled its website on June 2, claiming that the move was made out of an abundance of caution following the cyberattack. The Grief ransomware group

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13 Jan 2021

Hackers have leaked the COVID-19 vaccine data they stole in a cyberattack

A cyberattack targeting the European Union’s medical agency has resulted in stolen information about the COVID-19 vaccines. The stolen information has been leaked. The attack was against the European Medicines Agency last month and information about coronavirus medicines was gained. The documents containing the data about coronavirus medicines, including the

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11 Jan 2021

New Zealand Central Bank Hit by Cyber Attack

On Sunday, New Zealand’s central bank was responding to a breach of one of its data systems. The third-party file accessed stored “sensitive information”. The Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian Orr, stated the breach was contained and the extent of the information accessed would take time

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06 Mar 2020

Transit Apps With 600,000 Installs Compromised To Target Military And Political Data

The most recent McAfee Mobile Threat Report has revealed that four Korean transit apps were compromised in what has been deemed a “MalBus” attack. The applications had been available for over five years and had been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times, but have since been removed from the Google

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21 Feb 2020

The US Blames Russia’s GRU for Sweeping Cyberattacks in Georgia

On Thursday, State Department officials released a statement alleging that the GRU, a Russiam military intelligence agency, was responsible for cyberattacks that targeted Georgia in October. The attacks took down or defaced thousands of websites and disrupted the broadcasts of two television stations. Administration officials stated that the US and

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17 Feb 2020

Terrorist Android Malware Exposed: Here Are The Hamas Apps That Hacked Israeli Soldiers

Hamas cyber terrorists have compromised the phones of several hundred Israeli soldiers after infecting them with malware that was embedded in a “honey trap” operation in which Hamas-affiliated actors used profiles of attractive women to entice the Israeli soldiers. The soldiers were then conned into chatting over messaging platforms and

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07 Jan 2020

Travelex faces ransom demands following NYE malware attack

Travelex services remain offline after they were hit by a malware attack on New Year’s Eve. The network was compromised after a group of unknown cybercriminals launched a ransomware attack, hoping to meet ransom requests. The currency exchange company stated that all of its services had been taken offline to

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07 Jan 2020

Widely Known Flaw in Pulse Secure VPN Being Used in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware actors are actively exploiting a critical flaw in the Pulse Secure VPN service, a security researcher recently discovered. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-1150, enables attackers to establish unauthenticated HTTPS connections to enterprise networks using the VPN service. Pulse Secure patched the issue in April of last year, and on

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07 Jan 2020

Magecart Hits Parents and Students via Blue Bear Attack

In October of last year, Magecart actors breached Blue Bear Software, a major e-commerce platform for educational institutions, the vendor’s parent company Active Networks has announced. Magecart is an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack websites with the aim of injecting them with “skimming” malware designed to steal the

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07 Jan 2020

Microsoft: RDP brute-force attacks last 2-3 days on average

A recent study by Microsoft provides insights into brute-force attacks targeting Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) implementations in enterprise environments. Over the last few years, RDP brute-forcing has become a popular attack vector in ransomware and other malware campaigns. By analyzing RDP-login events on 45,000 enterprise workstations, Microsoft found that the

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