04 Feb 2020

Toll Group shuts down IT systems in response to ‘cybersecurity incident’

An Australian logistics company was the target of an IT cybersecurity incident that indefinitely shut down multiple customer-facing systems. Toll announced that the shutdown was a precautionary measure, stating that they were working on the resumption of services and promising to get the systems back online as soon as possible.

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03 Feb 2020

Ashley Madison Hack Returns To ‘Haunt’ Its Victims: 32 Million Users Now Watch And Wait

As sextortion campaigns continue to rise in popularity, the victims of a previous breach on the site Ashley Madison are at risk again. The users’ personal information was exposed as a result of the 2015 attack, which resulted in the leak of 32 million records. The world’s leading extramarital affair

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03 Feb 2020

Breach at Indian Airline Affects 1.2 Million Passengers

Indian airline SpiceJet has been hit by a cyberattack resulting in a massive data breach, exposing the personal information of over a million of its passengers. The computer system of the airline was compromised last month when a security researcher used brute force attack to gain access to an unencrypted

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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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31 Jan 2020

NEC Defense Contracts Info Potentially Compromised in Breach

NEC, a Japanese electronics giant, was the victim of a cyberattack resulting in unauthorized access to its internal network. The attack occurred on Thursday, and the company has since released an official statement regarding the hack. NEC is a major contractor for the Japanese defense industry and has engaged in

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31 Jan 2020

Iranian hackers target US government workers in new campaign

Government-backed Iranian hackers have recently been targeting US federal workers, aiming to compromise government systems by attacking servers with malware. The hacking attempts have been traced back to a threat actor group named APT34, which first began launching attacks against the US six years ago on the behalf of the

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30 Jan 2020

Wawa Breach May Have Affected More Than 30 Million Customers

Popular gas and convenience chain Wawa was hacked in December, and it has been revealed that over 30 million customers’ payment information may be for sale on the dark web marketplace named Joker’s Stash. The US victims’ information was found this week, suggesting that the original victim count was way

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30 Jan 2020

US DOI halts operations for its entire drone fleet over Chinese cybersecurity concerns

The US Department of the Interior has announced that it has halted the operations of its entire drone fleet as a result of cybersecurity concerns. The department is currently investigating whether the drones manufactured by designated foreign-owned companies are a threat to national security. This implies that the machinery is

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30 Jan 2020

DOD contractor suffers ransomware infection

A 40-year-old electronics company and US government contractor Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) has suffered from a ransomware attack. Last week, the company’s web servers were encrypted when attackers launched a ransomware campaign against the company. Encrypted files and ransom notes are still available through Google search results a week after

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29 Jan 2020

Google And Mozilla Crack Down On Malicious Browser Add-ons

Google and Mozilla have recently been experiencing an uptake in malicious browser add-ons, and the companies announced plans to crackdown against cybercrime in the coming months. Currently, the companies offer thousands of browser extensions available for download. Cybercriminals frequently discover workarounds that allow them to sneak shady and malicious apps

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