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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02 Jun 2021

Rhode Islander Charged with Phishing Political Candidates

A Rhode Island woman has been charged with phishing and email fraud after impersonating Microsoft to steal personal information from political candidates and their staff. The woman, Diana Lebeau, allegedly delivered phishing emails to 22 different campaign staffers working for a political candidate around January 2020. Lebeau, who is 21,

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01 Jun 2021

Air Force, Space Force Projects Will Speed Object Identification, Security Implementation

Two new Air Force and Space Force projects will aid the entities in identifying space objects and secure software utilized to handle space data more efficiently. A company that specializes in using synthetic data to train artificial intelligence models named Synthetaic has joined the Air Force in their object identification

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28 May 2021

Researchers find four new malware tools created to exploit Pulse Secure VPN appliances

Researchers at FireEye have disclosed attacks against defense, government, and financial organizations leveraging vulnerabilities in the Pulse Secure VPN software. Pulse Secure’s virtual private network and Secure Connect solutions are used by organizations worldwide to ensure secure access to business systems. FireEye reportedly discovered four new malware families designed specifically

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26 May 2021

Bluetooth bugs open the door for attackers to impersonate devices

New vulnerabilities in devices with Bluetooth Core and Mesh have been uncovered by researchers at the Agence nationale de la sécurité des systèmes d’information (ANSSI). The bugs were disclosed on Monday and could allow a threat actor to impersonate devices during pairing, leading to man-in-the-middle attacks. Carnegie Mellon University also

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25 May 2021

Air India Confirms Data of 4.5M Travelers Compromised

Air India has confirmed that a cyberattack led to the exposure of data belonging to roughly 4.5 million global passengers. According to the company, aviation IT provider SITA’s Passenger Service System was accessed by an unauthorized third party in early March. This system stores and processes all of the personal

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21 May 2021

Global Credential Stuffing Attempts Hit 193 Billion in 2020

According to security vendor Akamai, there was roughly 193 billion credential stuffing attempts during 2020 due to surging numbers of online users. Akamai detailed its findings in its latest report, the 2021 State of the Internet / Security publication, looking to reveal the scale of attempts to hack users’ accounts

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21 May 2021

Microsoft, Google Clouds Hijacked for Gobs of Phishing

Attackers are targeting Microsoft and Google Clouds to perform mass phishing attempts, sending roughly 52 million malicious messages leveraging the likes of Office 385, Azure, OneDrive, SharePoint, G-Suite, and Firebase storage. The reported influx in phishing attempts was recorded in Q1 of 2021 and is likely a result of threat

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21 May 2021

US insurance giant CNA Financial paid $40 million ransom to regain control of systems

CNA Financial, one of the largest American insurance companies, reportedly paid a $40 million ransom payment to restore access to its systems after a ransomware attack. The figure is $10 million more than the highest attempted demand of $30 million in 2020 and double the highest attempted extortion figure, and

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20 May 2021

Apple Exec Calls Level of Mac Malware ‘Unacceptable’

Apple is using the threat of attacks as a defense mechanism in a case brought against the firm by Epic Games after a dispute involving the latter’s hit game, Fortnite. Apple made the decision to remove Fortnite from the Apple Store, claiming that it was circumventing developer fees required by

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