15 Sep 2021

Attackers Impersonate DoT in Two-Day Phishing Scam

Threat actors allegedly impersonated the US Department of Transportation in a two-day phishing campaign, leveraging the recent $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The cyber attackers created new domains mimicking the real DoT site. The campaign combined a series of tactics, such as creating seemingly legitimate domains to evade security detections and

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09 Sep 2021

Indonesian Prison Fire Kills 41 Inmates

In Indonesia, a fire at a prison has killed 41 inmates. The fire, which occurred on Wednesday, highlights the dangers posed by the country’s overcrowded correctional facilities. Indonesia’s minister of law and human rights Yasonna Laoly stated that the prison was holding more than five times its capacity at the

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03 Sep 2021

FBI Warns Food and Agriculture Firms of Ransomware Threat

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a warning alerting companies in the food and agricultural sector that they are at high risk for ransomware. This is partially due to corporate attack surfaces expanding, according to the bureau. The notification stated that the sectors contain critical infrastructures that could

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21 Jul 2021

12 dead in Zhengzhou train and thousands evacuated in Henan in Chinese Floods

Record-breaking rainfall in China flooded underground railway tunnels, leaving passengers trapped in rising waters and resulting in twelve deaths. Videos posted to social media show commuters barely managing to keep their heads above water while the train car begins to fill. The incident, which occurred in the Henan province, resulted

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15 Jul 2021

NIST Turns to Technology in its Technical Investigation of the Florida Condo Collapse

In Florida, the National Institute of Standards and Technology deployed officials to Surfside to conduct comprehensive technical investigations on the aftermath of the Miami condo collapse. The building, the Champlain Towers South Condominium, partially collapsed on June 24, killing dozens. The investigators were deployed to use technology to investigate the

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15 Jul 2021

Explosion Kills at Least Nine Chinese Nationals in Pakistan

On Wednesday, a blast in Pakistan killed at least nine Chinese nationals travelling in the northern region of the country. The victims were riding on a bus along with at least four other Pakistanis, according to local officials. The cause of the blast remains unclear, however, Chinese building sites, symbols,

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28 Jun 2021

Miami Building Collapse Relatives Face Agonising Wait for News

Families and friends missing individuals involved in the Miami building collapse wait anxiously as rescue teams continue to conduct missions aimed to locate and save those still trapped in the rubble. As of Sunday, nine people have been confirmed dead and 152 are still missing. Yesterday, a number of relatives

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10 Feb 2021

Florida Water Utility Hack Highlights Risks to Critical Infrastructure

Last Friday, a hacker attempted to poison the town of Oldsmar, Florida’s water supply by increasing the percentage of lye by a factor of 111 through remotely accessing the town’s water treatment location. An operator quickly caught the mistake and reversed the potentially deadly changes, alerting law enforcement. Although an

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02 Nov 2020

Crippling Cyberattacks, Disinformation Top Concerns for Election Day

Cyber researchers have been voicing concerns over cyberattacks on US critical election infrastructure and the spread of disinformation campaigns affecting the democratic process within the US. Election-related cybersecurity news has been more and more frequent this election, and the US electorate is more worried than ever about late-stage cyberattacks occurring

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27 Oct 2020

The Russian Hackers Playing ‘Chekhov’s Gun’ With US Infrastructure

In an advisory warning published last week by the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the government notified the public of a sophisticated Russian hacking group called Berserk Bear. The group allegedly carried out a broad hacking campaign targeting US state, local, and territorial government agencies,

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