11 Jul 2019

Buhtrap Group Used Windows Zero-Day in Government Attack

Threat actors have been targeting a government institution in Eastern Europe by taking advantage of CVE-2019-1132, which is one of the two Windows zero-days fixed by Microsoft as part of this month’s Patch Tuesday, ESET researchers report. The hacking group, known as Buhtrap, abused the privilege escalation flaw in a June

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05 Jul 2019

Iran threatens British shipping in retaliation for tanker seizure

Iran on Friday threatened to capture a British oil tanker unless the United Kingdom releases an Iranian tanker that was recently seized in Gibraltar by UK Marines. A day earlier, the Iranian government had summoned the British ambassador over the incident. Gibraltar said the vessel had been seized because it

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03 Jul 2019

‘Any amount we want’: Iran poised to increase uranium enrichment at higher levels

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday warned that unless European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal take urgent steps to significantly reduce the impact of United States sanction on Iran by Sunday 7 July, the country will begin to enrich uranium at higher levels than allowed under the agreement,

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02 Jul 2019

‘Seriously?’: Zarif mocks US, insists Iran has not violated deal

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday denied allegations by the United States that his country has been in violation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal from the very start. The US government on Monday stated “there is little doubt that even before the deal’s existence, Iran was violating

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01 Jul 2019

Iran exceeds uranium caps set by nuclear deal, foreign minister says

Iran has exceeded the cap of 300kg for the amount of low-enriched uranium it is allowed to store under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the country’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif announced on Monday. This means that Iran is in breach of the agreement, for the first time since it was

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28 Jun 2019

With Iran nuclear deal on the brink, US vows to choke off Iranian oil sales

Iran on Friday warned that the Vienna meeting of the remaining signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal represents the last change to save the agreement, which was abandoned by the United States last year. Iran wants Europe to protect it from the impact of US sanctions on the country. In

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27 Jun 2019

Iran holds back on threat to breach nuclear deal

While Iran on Wednesday warned that it would be violating the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Thursday by exceeding the amount of low-enriched uranium it is allowed to store under the agreement, the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency said on Thursday that the cap of 300kg has not been

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26 Jun 2019

Eurojust and Europol Lift the Blanket off A 24 Million Euro Crypto Hack

A joint operation by Europol, Eurojust and law enforcement agencies from the Netherlands and the UK has uncovered a major cryptocurrency heist. Threat actors stole €24 million (over $27 million) in cryptocurrency from a minimum of 4,000 victims across 12 countries. Six people have been arrested in connection with the

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19 Jun 2019

Iran says it will not give Europe more time to save nuclear deal

Iran will not give the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal additional time to keep the agreement alive by protecting the country from US sanctions, a spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said on Wednesday. This means that Europe has until July 8 to find a way to

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10 Jun 2019

System to circumvent US sanctions on Iran ready soon: German FM

Germany said on Monday that “all the formal requirements are in place” for Instex, a European payment system that will allow for indirect trade between Iranian firms and companies from other countries using a currency other than the dollar as a way of circumventing US sanctions on the country. Germany

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