25 Jan 2022

Belarus Activists Fire Ransomware at State Railway

A group of Belarusian cyberattackers are claiming to have successfully launched a ransomware attack on Belarus’s state-run train company. The actions were allegedly performed in a bid to disrupt Russian troop movements. The group revealed the attack on Twitter, claiming to have encrypted some of the railway’s servers, databases, and

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14 Dec 2021

At least 54 dead after gas tanker explodes in Haiti’s second largest city

On Monday, 54 individuals died after a tanker transporting gasoline exploded in Cap-Haitien, Haiti’s second-largest city. Haiti officials addressed the attack, confirming that dozens more were injured as a result of the incident and are receiving medical care. Medical officials issued a public appeal for blood donations due to the

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13 Dec 2021

Seven dead as rescuers find bodies in Sicily blast

At least seven individuals have died after a blast in Siciliy destroyed four residential buildings on Saturday evening. The explosion also forced over 100 people out of their homes in the town of Ravanusa, Sicily. Rescue teams are still searching for individuals said to be missing after pulling four bodies

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06 Dec 2021

Cuba ransomware group hit 49 critical infrastructure organizations

Last Friday, the FBI released a new notice regarding the Cuba ransomware, stating that a threat group has attacked 49 entities spanning five different critical infrastructure sectors. The FBI also noted that the group has likely made at least $43.9 million in ransom payments. The threat group deploying the Hancitor

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30 Nov 2021

Queensland government energy generator hit by ransomware

On Tuesday, a Queensland government-owned energy generator stated that it had suffered from a ransomware incident over the weekend and was working to mitigate the situation. The company, CS Energy, stated that the cybersecurity incident has not impacted electricity generation at its Callide and Kogan Creek power station. CS Energy

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18 Nov 2021

Singapore delays satellite road toll system due to global chip shortage

Singapore has delayed the deployment of its next-generation electronic road pricing (ERP) system due to the global chip shortage. Instead of the initial date of late-2021, the satellite-based network is now expected to be rolled out in late 2023. Originally, the project was slated to be implemented starting in 2020

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03 Nov 2021

Nigeria races to find survivors as 22 die in building collapse

In Nigeria, a building collapse has left at least 22 dead as rescue teams search through rubble to locate potential survivors. The building, a high-rise under construction, collapsed yesterday and trapped dozens of people in Lagos. Family members and friends have gathered near the site of the incident, hoping to

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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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