31 Oct 2022

Europe’s Biggest Copper Producer Hit by Cyber-Attack

Aurubis, the world’s second largest copper producer, suffered from a cyberattack that forced IT systems offline, the company stated. The company is located in Hamburg and released a statement confirming the attack. The attack reportedly occurred on Friday evening and was part of a larger attack targeting the mining industry.

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25 May 2022

Four missing miners found dead in Burkina Faso

Four missing miners in Burkina Faso have been found dead, according to the country’s government officials. After 39 days of intense search on behalf of rescue workers in the region, the bodies of the miners were recovered. The individuals went missing after floodwaters filled a Canadian-owned mine in Perkoa. Perkoa

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22 Feb 2022

At least 60 people killed in blast at gold mine in Burkina Faso, state TV reports

In Burkina Faso, roughly 60 people have been killed and dozens more wounded after an explosion at an informal gold mining site occurred. State television outlets reported on the tragedy, stating that the cause of the explosion remains unknown. The blast occurred in the Poni province. Images from the scene

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30 Dec 2021

At least 32 killed in gold mine collapse in Sudan

In Sudan, a gold mine collapse has killed at least 32 while rescue groups continue to search for bodies and survivors. Dozens of workers were ultimately trapped in the mine after it collapsed in the West Kordofan province. According to mining officials, there were 36 individuals in the mine when

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28 Jun 2021

AI-enabled digital assistant helping modernize Latin America’s mining industry

A new digital assistant enabled by artificial intelligence is disrupting Latin America’s traditional mining process. The machine, dubbed the Smart Mining Coach, was developed by Chilean company InDiMin in 2016 and has since been adopted by big companies such as AngloAmerican, Collahuasi, and Antofagasta. The application provides real-time feedback on

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11 May 2021

Lemon Duck Cryptojacking Botnet Changes Up Tactics

The Lemon Duck cryptocurrency mining botnet has adapted its tactics, now targeting Microsoft Exchange servers via ProxyLogon in a new campaign against North American targets. The botnet is leveraging the ProxyLogon exploits to conduct effective attacks while incorporating new techniques such as anti-detection capabilities and the addition of the Cobalt

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04 May 2020

Ghost Confirms Hack Attack: 750,000 Users Spooked By Critical Vulnerability

Yesterday, a popular open-source blogging platform with over 2 million installs, Ghost, confirmed that it was hacked. Ghost’s customers include industry giants such as NASA, DuckDuckGo, and Mozilla as well as 750,000 other registered users. Early on the morning of May 3, the site stated on its website that it

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31 Jan 2019

Venezuela’s Maduro Has 20 Tons of Gold Ready to Ship. Address Unknown

Sources have indicated that the Maduro regime in Venezuela has set aside nearly $1 billion in gold reserves, around 20% of the country’s total, for departure to an unknown location. The regime has been propped up from complete collapse through billions of dollars from Russia and China, and some have

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