29 Oct 2021

Data Breach at University of Colorado

The University of Colorado Boulder has confirmed that it suffered from a data breach in which thousands of former and current students’ personal information was exposed. The university issued a security notice on October 25, attributing the breach to an unpatched vulnerability in software provided by third-party vendor Atlassian. Atlassian

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29 Oct 2021

Schreiber Foods back to normal after ransomware attack shuts down milk plants

Schreiber Foods has restored its plants and distribution centers after a harmful ransomware attack that halted production at some locations. The food production giant became the latest critical industry company to be hit with ransomware over the past several months as cybercriminals continue to attack a variety of key industries.

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28 Oct 2021

WordPress Plugin Bug Lets Subscribers Wipe Sites

A new flaw has been discovered in a popular WordPress plugin called Hashthemes Demo Importer. The vulnerability allows any authenticated user to wipe a vulnerable WordPress site completely clean, deleting all content and uploaded media. The plugin boasts more than 8,000 active installations. According to security researchers at Wordfence, the

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28 Oct 2021

Grief Ransomware Targets NRA

The Grief ransomware group claims to have stolen data from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and has posted files on its leak site. The ransomware gang has ties to Russian APT Evil Corp. The NRA is a controversial American gun-rights group. The NRA has refused to comment on the situation,

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27 Oct 2021

Iran gas stations reportedly hit by massive cyberattack

On Tuesday, Iran state media reported malfunctioning gas stations across Iran allegedly due to a massive cyberattack. Although there are some details that remain unclear, the gas station malfunctions are likely the result of a cyberattack. It is unclear which group was responsible for the attack, but it is likely

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27 Oct 2021

Groove Calls for Cyberattacks on US as REvil Payback

Editor’s note: Groove was later determined to be a very unaccomplished bad actor playing a prank. (See: groove prank). Recently, international law enforcement joined together in an effort to dismantle the infrastructure belonging to the notorious REvil ransomware group. Following the operation, another cybercrime group called Groove called for revenge

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26 Oct 2021

Millions of Android Users Scammed in SMS Fraud Driven by Tik-Tok Ads

Threat actors are reportedly using malicious Android apps to scam users into signing up for fraudulent premium SMS subscription services. The scam results in victims’ racking up massive phone bill charges. The campaign is reportedly being driven by TikTok ads. Security firm Avast first uncovered the campaign, which it has

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26 Oct 2021

AWS wins deal to store UK spy agencies’ work, brings AI to the table

GCHQ, an intelligence agency, has signed a deal with Amazon Web Services to host classified material and incorporate more artificial intelligence technology into espionage practices. The procurement of cloud infrastructure from AWS was signed off by GCHQ and will be used by sister spy services such as MI5 and MI6,

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25 Oct 2021

Sudan Military Coup Draws Thousands to the Streets in Protest

In Sudan, thousands of pro-democracy protestors took to the streets of Khartoum to reject a military coup of the transitional government that has ruled the country since dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted. The protest occurred on Monday after reports that Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, his wife, and other civilian leaders

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25 Oct 2021

Afghanistan Facing Desperate Food Crisis, UN Warns

According to a recent UN report, millions of Afghans will face starvation this winter unless urgent action is taken to ensure food security. More than half of the population currently faces food shortages, while 3.2 million children under the age of five are at risk for acute malnutrition, according to

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