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Serious risk patients recall Medtronic Insulin Pump devices FDA vulnerability exploit

Serious risk to patients prompted the recall of Medtronic Insulin Pump devices via FDA

Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory that warns the patients about the risk of the Medtronic insulin pump devices used for wireless insulin pumps. The FDA also initiated an expanded recall of the remote-controlled pumps.  The FDA identified the situation as a “Class I” recall due to the severity of the incident. It is...
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Ransomware CIS 2021 BigBobRoss CryptConsole Cryakl Phobos CrySIS

Ransomware strains that targeted the CIS for 2021

This year has been challenging for businesses, especially with the pandemic outbreak. Several threat actors have taken advantage of executing cyberattacks against organizations worldwide, ransomware being the most common type. System of government such as the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) also failed to avoid such unfortunate occurrences of attacks for this year.     Businesses that operate inside the CIS have been the targets of non-prevalent ransomware threat groups.    Described below is...
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Journalists whistleblower sharing platform Onionshare bugs vulnerability exploit

Journalists and whistleblower sharing platform Onionshare, revealed bugs through the latest patch

OnionShare a file-sharing system used by journalists and whistleblowers to confidentially send information to any target location has revealed two vulnerabilities to their latest patch. If these bugs were not identified early, it might heavily impact the file-sharing system’s anonymous capabilities.  The system allows users to carry out activities including file sharing, messaging, and website hosting while being anonymous...
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Large companies domain security enhancement cyberattacks DNS

Large companies lag in domain security enhancement adoption in preventing cyberattacks

Many studies state that web domains of large companies remain to be dangerously under-guarded against the threat of cyberattacks despite the world’s shift to a more modernize business and operations landscape. At least 81% of companies listed in Forbes Global 2000 are not using registry locks, which means that these companies have a lag in adopting enhanced domain...
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Ethernet cables data exfiltration air gapped systems malware

Ethernet cables are being used in a newfound data exfiltration mechanism against air-gapped systems

The latest research has found a new data exfiltration mechanism that utilizes Ethernet cables as a transmitting antenna tool in siphoning sensitive data furtively from air-gapped systems. A security analyst stated that it is an interesting concern how the wires that are supposed to protect air-gap systems become the cause of vulnerability in attacks.  This new data exfiltration mechanism called “LANtenna Attack” allows malicious codes found in...
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Luxury department store Neiman Marcus data breach compromised data

Luxury department store, Neiman Marcus, gets hit by data breach affecting millions

Neiman Marcus, an American luxury department store chain in the ownership of Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) located in Dallas, Texas, has warned millions of their worldwide clients about their online accounts being susceptible to a major data breach. The impacted customers have reached over 4.6 million people, of which they have sent notifications regarding the attack that may have begun by May last year.  From the...
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GriftHorse Trojan malware infects Android devices

GriftHorse Trojan infects over 10 million Android devices worldwide

Over 10 million Android devices from more than 70 countries have reportedly been infected by a large-scale malware campaign wherein victims are unknowingly deceived into subscribing to many expensive paid services. GriftHorse trojan is the malware used for the campaign that is now active for about five months.    A GriftHorse Trojan infected Android devices are subscribed to expensive premium services, allowing...
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Cloud storage applications malware downloads ransomware

Cloud storage applications top the most utilized avenue of malware downloads, according to recent studies

Cyberattacks have been utilizing cloud applications as an avenue of distributing malware, as per recent studies. Researchers have identified that 68% of malware downloads were derived from cloud applications for the 2nd quarter of 2021. Cloud-based misconfigurations are often a contributing factor in terms of these issues.    About 66.4% of malware downloads for the 2nd...
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GSS European call centre provider unreachable ransomware attack

GSS, a European call centre provider, has been unreachable due to ransomware attack

One of Europe’s largest customer care and call centre providers, GSS, has undergone a devastating ransomware attack resulting in a massive freeze in its IT systems and has halted call centre services across its Spanish-speaking customer base. GSS is also a Spanish and Latin America division of the Covisian firm. This week, many call centres and...
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Double chats scheme unveiled REvil Ransomware gang cheat partners dark web

Double chats scheme unveiled by REvil Ransomware gang to cheat on partners

REvil, a private ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group from Russia, has reportedly come back to its operations intending to cheat on its affiliates. According to reports made by security researchers, the ransomware gang cheats on its partners so they will be able to rob all ransom payments from their victims.  The operators of the REvil RaaS were...
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