09 Jun 2021

Iraq releases Iran-aligned commander Qasim Mahmoud Muslih

Iraq has released an Iran-aligned armed group commander who was previously arrested in May on terrorism-related charges. According to Iraqi officials, authorities were unable to find sufficient evidence against the commander, Qasim Mahmoud Muslih. Muslih was released at 8 am on Wednesday. His supporters gathered to greed him in Baghdad,

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09 Jun 2021

Illinois County Stricken with Grief after Cyberattack

A new organized cybercrime gang called Grief claims to have stolen sensitive data belonging to St. Clair County in Illinois. As a result, the county disabled its website on June 2, claiming that the move was made out of an abundance of caution following the cyberattack. The Grief ransomware group

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09 Jun 2021

Cyber-attack on NYC Law Department

The New York Police Department and the FBI’s Cyber Task Force are currently investigating an instruction into the IT system of the New York City Law Department. The incident was initially reported to have exposed sensitive information pertaining to more than a thousand department employees. The exact scale and depth

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09 Jun 2021

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Fixes 6 In-The-Wild Exploits, 50 Flaws

In this month’s Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft issued fixes for 5 critical exploits and 45 vulnerabilities rated important in severity in Microsoft Windows, .NET Core, and Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge, SharePoint Server, Hyper-V, Visual Studio Code, and more. Microsoft researchers discovered a highly targeted malware campaign that has

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08 Jun 2021

Hundreds arrested in massive global crime sting using messaging app

More than 800 criminals across the globe have been arrested following an FBI-run campaign involving an encrypted messaging app, according to officials. The operation was conceived by Australia and the FBI to catch criminals engaging in drug smuggling, money laundering, and murder plots. The entities were able to listen in

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07 Jun 2021

India states start reopening amid dip in Covid cases

India’s Covid-19 crisis has begun to clear up as case numbers continue to fall in major Indian states that were previously virus hotspots. Some regions and states such as the nation’s capital Delhi and financial hub Mumbai have begun to partially re-open. Just a few weeks ago, India witnessed a

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07 Jun 2021

Google PPC Ads Used to Deliver Infostealers

Researchers have traced the origins of several increasingly popular information stealers, including Tesla, Taurus, Amadey, and redline. The investigation found that threat actors are delivering the information stealers through pay-per-click ads that appear in Google’s search results, allegedly paying high prices for results for AnyDesk, Dropbox, and Telegram apps that

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07 Jun 2021

There’s been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

In the UK and US, ransomware attacks targeting schools, colleges, universities, and other academic institutions are on the rise again. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released an advisory that comes amid the aftermath of significant ransomware attacks across the world last month, including those targeting the US’s

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04 Jun 2021

Fujifilm Shuts Down Servers to Investigate Possible Ransomware Attack

Fujifilm shut down its servers to investigate a potential ransomware attack, according to a statement. The company first detected some suspicious activity on June 1, taking quick action to discontinue all compromised systems. On Fujifilm’s website, they state that they are working to determine the extent and scale of the

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04 Jun 2021

Hackers use Colonial pipeline ransomware news for phishing attack

Cyberattackers are using the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack to their advantage by leveraging further phishing attacks. Cybersecurity firm INKY reported that it recently received multiple helpdesk emails about the campaign, which follows a typical phishing trend of using widely-covered news events to lure victims into clicking malicious emails and links.

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