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Justice granted as botnet hacker gets jailed – Crimes do not pay

Cybercrime Botnet Hacker Busted With collaborative effort from the private sectors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America, perpetrators behind ‘Satori’ IoT botnet has been sentenced by the court to serve 13 months in federal prison. As written on the court documents, the verdict was served to Kenneth Currin Schuchman...
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Aerospace and Military intercepted using LinkedIn profile

Cybersecurity researchers from a renowned Software Security company recently submitted their recent paper about the unfortunate event in the aerospace and military logistics deployed in Europe and the Middle East region. The report confirmed that this infiltration targeted high profiled employees in LinkedIn from the mentioned key field and had been taken place between September to...
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Bank of America: Phishing emails bypassed the mail security

Experts still consider phishing as the most commonly used attack on the organization, and it tops all online surveys. Out of the 2,109 organizations recently hit by a cyberattack, over half were victims of phishing. Phishing is still the most widespread cyberattack in all countries except for Colombia, where it was the second most common threat....
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Data Breach of a retirement system in San Francisco

Cybercrime experts recently reported that the breach of the San Francisco Employees Retirement System that leaked out sensitive information of registered active and retired employees for their retirement program. An in-depth report concluded that the leakage came through after unauthorized access was gained on the test environment created by the contracted developer for their website. It...
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Inside Job – Coinsquare Data Theft Facilitated by Former Employee

Canada’s leading cryptocurrency platform hacked? Coinsquare is widely considered as Canada’s foremost platform for cryptocurrency exchange. The organization is one of the world’s leading cryptocurrency company for most known digital currencies. As a regulated exchange body of Canada’s FINTRAC (Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre), Coinsquare was able to obtain a reliable and exclusive business partnership...
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CPA Canada Falls Victim to Cyber Attack

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, or known as CPA Canada is a national organization, the largest of its kind in the world, governing and representing the accounting profession in Canada and around the world. They issue guidance, leadership, quality assurance standards for businesses, audits, and financial assurance all across the country and their clients all over...
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U.S. Military Contractor for missiles hit by Ransomware

The United States Military, according to several sources, currently maintains a unique variation of long-range missiles on its arsenal. These are not just your standard long-range artillery that causes minor property damages, and we’re talking about ICBMs or Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. These bad boys are designed for LTA or land-to-air deployment, intended to hit any particular...
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Hackers from China attempted to steal UK’s Covid-19 vaccine research

There’s are suggestions over the past few months that the Chinese engineered the COVID19 pathogen, and its spread was not an accident. The United States, especially its president, Donald Trump, has publicly endorsed the idea that these things don’t just pop out from a small city in China and suddenly spread to all the major cities...
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Fitness Depot hit by data breach after ISP fails to ‘activate the antivirus’

The coronavirus has forced the people of this planet to adjust forcibly and make way to a new normal—closing businesses and facilitating the downfall of employment rates all over the globe. People have adapted to specific quarantine protocols and indoor routines to prevent any further spread of the virus, or in a more straightforward perspective, trying...
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Gamers scammed! Fake offers for free Valorant

With its Beta version coming to an end, the highly anticipated game that is released by Riot Games gained another controversy by being used for malware spyware propaganda. Valorant is somewhat similar to Counter-Strike Go (CS Go), which is a five versus five tactical shooting game. As an FPS, it uses guns and other weapons to...
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20 Million Taiwanese citizens data leaked in the Dark Web

On Friday, May 29th, researchers discovered that details of over 20 Million Taiwanese citizens were being sold in the Dark Web by a Threat Intelligence firm. The seller, Toogod, which is a “well known and reputable threat actor” titled the database as “Taiwan Whole Country Home Registry DB.” The 3.5 GB leaked database comprises details such...
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Thousands of Israeli Websites Defaced by ‘Hackers of Savior’

Cybercriminals who tagged themselves as “Hackers of Saviors” have exploited and defaced more than 2000 Israeli websites that show the country’s commercial capital, Tel Aviv burning in flames with a fear-mongering caption. The attack took place on May 21, 2020. It happened to go down on “Jerusalem Day” – an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification...
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Brazilian hacktivist responsible for thousands of defaced sites

In a world where numerous injustices are observed, the best way that a single voice can be heard is through the Cyberworld. With many people connected by the internet, channeling these sentiments will easily solicit social awareness and concern to all we called netizens. With a few clicks, small news can become an internet sensation, primarily...
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Facebook Discover – cybersecured free internet

Facebook – from a small campus project, then to be the most popular website and, in the end, a billion-dollar business. The history of Facebook was a phenomenal breakthrough in the world of social media and the progressing of Internet technology. This website has been used more, and I can say advantageous rather than its negative...
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How Cybersecurity enables Government, Health, EduTech cope with COVID-19

There is no doubt that this COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we all live for these past few months. Cybersecurity has to be part of our daily lives. Be it in traveling, working, interacting with people, even the way we buy our everyday necessities. The spike in the use of video conferencing software has skyrocketed as...
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Ransomware attack cripples New Mexico County network operations

The local government of New Mexico County has reportedly spent millions of dollars trying to restore control over their computer networks after years of dealing with cyber-attacks, specifically ransomware. Security researchers who did the investigation stated that the series of attacks took place between January 2018 and around February 2020. The trigger, according to them, was...
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Exclusive Chinese malware claims hundreds of thousands of victims

As a nation with the most significant human population, and possibly the largest concentration of internet users all over the world, the Chinese are frequent target of malware and hackers. Attacks happen daily , from hacking to data breaches, and of course, malware. One particular malware has claimed its place over the top, as China’s most...
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Conduent, IT and BPO Provider crippled by ransomware

Conduent, a Fortune 500 company with a US$ 4 billion revenue last year, provides Human Resources and Payments Infrastructure for some, if not, the majority of the Fortune 100 companies and 500 government agencies all over the world. It is recognized as a tech giant, employing more than 70,000 employees worldwide. It is regarded as one...
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AIS exposes real-time internet users’ records in Thailand

Thailand’s largest mobile phone operator and data services provider, AIS (Advanced Info Service or better known as Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited) is listed to have more than 50 million customers as of Q1 2019. The company is controlled by InTouch Holdings of Thailand, headed by Temasek, a government agency owned by Singapore and Singapore...
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Millions of voters’ information in Indonesia just got exposed

The electoral data, precisely voters’ information from one of the most populous nations, was just posted on the famous hackers’ forum – raid forums – only this Wednesday.   The people of Indonesia and cybersecurity analysts, are alarmed, they said threat actors could use it for phishing, fraud, and worse – identity theft.   Indonesia’s KPU...
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