12 May 2022

Beware of state actors stepping up attacks on managed service providers

Security agencies from the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada have released another security advisory this week, stating that they expect attacks on managed service providers (MSP) to increase in the near future. If an attacker is unable to compromise a service provider, it is likely that the activity will

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12 May 2022

New Google security features include virtual credit cards, account safety status

On Wednesday, Google’s annual developer conference began with several announcements, including a list of new products and services that Google will be releasing in the future. The products and services aim to improve users’ security and protect privacy. The company recapped the announcements in a blog post released after the

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10 May 2022

Researchers Find 31,000 FTSE 100 Logins on Dark Web

Security experts have warned the UK’s leading companies that their data may be unwillingly exposed to compromise after Outpost24 used its threat monitoring tool Blueliv to trawl cybercrime sites for breached credentials and found thousands of corporate emails on the dark web. The cybersecurity firm allegedly discovered over 31,000 usernames

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10 May 2022

Agricultural Manufacturer AGCO Hit by Ransomware

AGCO, a US agricultural equipment manufacturer, has been hit by a cyberattack. The attack disrupted AGCO’s operations during the critical planting season. The attack was confirmed by the agricultural equipment producer on May 6 in a statement in which the company also stated that the attack will impact operations for

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10 May 2022

Government hackers made hundreds of thousands of stolen credit cards ‘worthless’ to crooks

The UK’s Ministry of Defence and the intelligence agency GCHQ recently launched a joint operation aimed at taking action against computer networks utilized by cybercriminals. The operation seeks to protect the public from cyberattacks and render hundreds of thousands of stolen credit cards worthless to the cybercriminals who stole them.

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09 May 2022

Crypto mixer Blender sanctioned by US Treasury for involvement in $600m Ronin theft

The US Treasury has sanctioned cryptocurrency mixing service Blender.io for its involvement in the Ronin sidechain in March. According to the Treasury, Blender.io provided services for the cyber attackers behind the Ronin attacks, resulting in a $600 million profit for the cybercriminals. Blender.io has also been blocked from completing transactions

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05 May 2022

NHS Inboxes Hijacked to Send 1000+ Malicious Emails

More than 1,000 phishing emails have been sent from a mailbox belonging to the National Health Service that was compromised by threat actors in the past six months. Cybersecurity research firm Inky recently published a report detailing how the attackers conducted the attack, compromised the mailbox, and continued to send

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05 May 2022

Russian hacker group APT29 targeting diplomats

The group behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack, APT29, is targeting diplomats through phishing methods designed to deploy malware. Security researchers at Mandiant discovered the attack. APT29 is a cyber espionage group believed to be sponsored by the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, the SVR. APT is also referred to as

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04 May 2022

Healthcare and Education Sectors Most Susceptible to Cyber Incidents

According to the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, the healthcare and education sectors are the industries most vulnerable to cyberattacks. The ICO used data from 2021 to come to the conclusions, and the findings were analyzed by CybSafe. Attacks against healthcare and education organizations made up a third of security incidents

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04 May 2022

State-Backed Chinese Hackers Target Russia

According to Google, financially motivated actors across the globe are still using the war in Ukraine as a phishing lure for campaigns. Recently, Chinese threat groups have been targeting Russia, the tech giant says. In Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) quarterly bulletin reported that the governments of China, Iran, North

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