03 Aug 2020

Authorities Arrest Alleged 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’ Behind Twitter Hack

A 17-year-old teenager from Florida has been arrested in connection with a recent Twitter hack that targeted verified accounts and high profile individuals. The teen was allegedly the mastermind behind the attack, which raked in over $100,000 bitcoin in just one day. Two others have also been charged in connection

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29 Jul 2020

Lazarus Group Shifts Gears with Custom Ransomware

North Korean advanced persistent threat (APT) group called Lazarus has emerged with new custom ransomware first spotted by Kaspersky in attacks against two organizations in March and April of this year. Researchers who have been observing the group’s actions state that the strain of ransomware utilized in the attacks is

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28 Jul 2020

A Cyberattack on Garmin Disrupted More Than Workouts

According to researchers, the ransomware attack that hit the navigation and fitness company Garmin didn’t just affect the website and workout services. The ransomware attack took down Garmin Connect, which is the cloud platform utilized by customers to sync user data. Pilots who use Garmin products for positioning, navigation, and

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28 Jul 2020

Attackers Exploiting High-Severity Network Security Flaw, Cisco Warns

According to Cisco, a high severity flaw in its network security software is being actively exploited by cybercriminals. Cisco’s software is used by many Fortune 500 companies who are now at risk due to the vulnerability, which can lead to remote unauthenticated access to sensitive data. Patches for the flaw

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24 Jul 2020

Twilio Security Incident Shows Danger of Misconfigured S3 Buckets

A cloud communications platform, Twilio, has publicized a security incident in which attackers were able to gain access to sensitive data due to a misconfigured Amazon AWS S3 bucket. According to researchers, the attackers were able to modify the TaskRouter JavaScript SDK, and the SDK path had been left publicly

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23 Jul 2020

Over 1500 Exposed Online Databases Wiped by “Meow” Attacker

Researcher Bob Diachenko discovered a new campaign consisting of 1500 online databases being wiped by an unknown attacker for no reason. The one similarity between the databases is that they were misconfigured and exposed to the public. Diachenko found a misconfigured databased belonging to a company based in Hong Kong,

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20 Jul 2020

Twitter Confirms 130 Accounts Hacked

A recent cyberattack that targeted verified users on Twitter is still being investigated by the platform. However, the social media giant has confirmed that a total of 130 accounts were compromised as part of a cryptocurrency campaign attempting to scam victims out of bitcoin. The major cybersecurity incident occurred two

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20 Jul 2020

Two more cyber-attacks hit Israel’s water system

According to the Water Authority of Israel, two cyberattacks have hit the country’s water management facilities over the past month. The attacks allegedly did not cause any damage to the organizations, which are located in Galilee and Math Yehuda according to local media. The attacks took place in June, however,

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14 Jul 2020

Leaked Details of 142 Million MGM Hotel Guests Found for Sale on Dark Web

Last summer, the MGM Hotel chain was hit with a cyberattack that now appears to be more expansive than previously estimated. Researchers stumbled upon a database on a dark web market listing 142 million personal details from former guests at the MGM Resorts hotels. This is evidence that the data

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13 Jul 2020

Russian Hacker Finally Found Guilty of 2012 LinkedIn Breach

Yevgeniy Nikulin has finally been convicted of launching cyberattacks against LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring that resulted in millions of customer accounts being breached. Nikulin has spent years in custody after his initial arrest in Prague in 2016. Nikulin remained in Prague for over a year, eventually brought to the US

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