14 Oct 2021

Customers On Alert as E-Commerce Player Leaks 1.7+ Billion Records

Hariexpress, a Brazilian e-commerce firm, has accidentally exposed close to 1.8 billion records including customers’ and sellers’ personal information. The leak, which has put customers on high alert, was the result of a misconfigured Elasticsearch server. A team at SafetyDetective discovered the files in June and was able to trace

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14 Oct 2021

University of Sunderland Hit by Suspected Cyber-Attack

The University of Sunderland in the UK has suffered from a suspected cyberattack that has resulted in extensive IT issues. The university confirmed the incident on Twitter, saying that its telephone lines, website, and IT systems are down. All online classes were canceled, and staff members were unable to access

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14 Oct 2021

Taliban Allow Teenage Afghan Girls Back in Some Provincial Schools—but Not in Kabul

The Taliban has allowed middle and high school girls to resume studies across several provinces in northern Afghanistan. The move may be an indication of how the Islamist group’s policies on key issues such as education for girls and women are being influenced by the international community and cultural differences

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13 Oct 2021

OpenSea ‘Free Gift’ NFTs Drain Cryptowallet Balances

OpenSea users should be aware of a current threat on the platform as cybercriminals exploit bugs in the world’s largest digital goods marketplace to create malicious artwork masqueraded as a free gift to unsuspecting users. OpenSea is the world’s largest digital collectible marketplace. Some users have found their cryptocurrency wallets

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13 Oct 2021

Scammers abusing Apple developer program, stealing millions from victims on Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Facebook Dating

Sophos has released a new report detailing a dating app scam in which attackers have stolen millions of dollars from people using platforms such as Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Facebook Dating, and similar apps. Scammers gain the trust of targets on the dating apps, eventually convincing them to download fake crypto

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12 Oct 2021

Kim Jong-un vows to build ‘invincible military’

Kim Jong Un has vowed to build an invincible military due to hostile policies originating from the United States, according to recent state media reports. Kim Jong Un clarified that the weapons development was for self-defense purposes. The remarks were made at a defense exhibition in which Kim Jong Un

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12 Oct 2021

At least 15 dead after heavy rainfall and flooding in northern China

At least 15 people have died in China’s northern province of Shanxi due to heavy rainfall and flooding. The natural disaster destroyed thousands of homes and forced more than 120,000 people to relocate to safer areas. Officials stated that at least 1.75 million people have been affected by the flooding

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12 Oct 2021

Ukraine Police Cuff Botnet Herder Who Controlled 100K Machines

Ukrainian law enforcement has reportedly arrested a suspected botnet herder who the government believes to have been responsible for controlling an automated network of roughly 100,000 compromised machines. The machines were used to launch spam campaigns, DDoS attacks, scan for vulnerabilities in websites to exploit, and brute-force users’ email passwords.

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12 Oct 2021

Hospital Hacker Steals Patients’ Data

In New Mexico, an unknown cyberattacker has deleted data of patients at the San Juan Regional Medical center. According to reports, the hospital’s IT network was breached by an unauthorized individual in September of last year. The attack was reported to the United States Department of Health and Human Services’

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12 Oct 2021

VMware ESXi Servers Encrypted by Lightning-Fast Python Script

Researchers at Sophos have warned of a new Python ransomware gang that is targeting VMware ESXi servers and virtual machines at lighting speed. According to security researchers, the Python code strikes incredibly fast and takes less than three hours to complete a ransomware attack, from initial breach to encryption. On

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