08 Sep 2021

ESET Research Uncovers Latest BladeHawk Campaign, Android Espionage Against Kurds

Researchers at ESET have discovered a new mobile espionage campaign targeting the Kurdish ethnic group. The campaign has been active since March 2020 and is distributing two Android backdoors known as 888 RAT and SpyNote via dedicated Facebook profiles. ESET researchers identified six different Facebook profiles distributing the Android spying

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01 Sep 2021

FBI, CISA warn of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have released a joint advisory warning of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend. The agencies noted that cyberattackers have launched dozens of devastating attacks over long weekends in past years. They urged organizations to take extra steps to secure their systems and

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31 Aug 2021

Rights Group Advises Afghans to Delete Data

Human Rights First, an activist group based in the US, is encouraging Afghans to delete their data in order to protect themselves from the Taliban. The human rights group believes that the Taliban may use Afghans’ data against them. The militant organization seized control of Afghanistan on August 15, and

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27 Aug 2021

Chinese Developer Exposes Data on Over One Million Gamers

Chinese game developer EskyFun Entertainment Network Limited accidentally exposed the personal and device details of over one million players after leaving an internet-facing server unsecured. Researchers at vpnMentor first discovered the unprotected Elasticsearch server on July 5. After no reply from the parent company, they contacted the Hong Kong CERT

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25 Aug 2021

NSO Group facing renewed backlash after helping repressive Bahraini Government hack iPhones of politicians, activists

Citizen Lab recently released a report detailing how the controversial Israeli company NSO Group supplied surveillance tools to the repressive government of Bahrain from June 2020 to February 2021. The company has face international backlash since it was revealed that it aided dozens of organizations in spying on world leaders,

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16 Aug 2021

Islamic State Propaganda Networks are Thriving says Europol

Europol has warned that although official propaganda from the Islamic State has reportedly declined since 2020 due to disruptions from Western coalition forces, informal supporter networks are alive and well. The law enforcement agency detailed the key trends of last year, noting the persistence of terrorist content across multiple online

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22 Jul 2021

Saudi Aramco denies breach after hackers hawk stolen files

Saudi Aramco has denied allegations of a cyberattack despite claims made by ZeroX, a threat actor who reports having stolen 1T of sensitive data from the company. Saudi Aramco is one of the largest oil companies in the world. Cybercriminals allegedly contact news outlets claiming to have stolen data ranging

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19 Jul 2021

Windows 0-Days Used Against Dissidents in Israeli Broker’s Spyware

According to new reports, a unique set of spyware strains created by an Israeli firm used by governments across the world to conduct surveillance on dissidents has been defanged by Microsoft. The company is called Candiru or Sourgum and specializes in the sale of the DevilsTongue surveillance malware. The malware

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16 Jul 2021

Artwork Archive cloud storage misconfiguration exposed user data, revenue records

Misconfigurations in Artwork Archive, a platform used to connect artists to potential buyers, allegedly led to a data leak in which the personally identifiable information (PII) of users was exposed. The WizCase team reported that they discovered a misconfigured Amazon S3 bucket belonging to the platform. The researchers stated that

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12 Jul 2021

Europe Makes the Case to Ban Biometric Surveillance

Recently, the European Data Protection Board, tasked with helping countries implement GDPR consistently, has called for a total ban on utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) technology to conduct facial recognition. The European Data Protection Supervisor joined the former entity in making a push for a ban on the controversial technology. The

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