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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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Two step verification Google users user account security

Two-step verification now required to millions of Google users for additional user account security

A publication was released by Google recently regarding the company’s plans of increasing user account security. This plan includes an aim to auto-enroll 150 million Google users into a two-step verification or 2SV process by the end of 2021 and oblige more than 2 million YouTube creators to activate the 2SV.  To improve user account security, Google takes a new step and fosters its existing measures such...
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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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personal health information American Mental Healthcare provider exposed Data Breach

Thousands of personal health information of two American Mental Healthcare providers exposed to Data Breach

Two mental healthcare providers in America have been exposed to a data breach that has compromised thousands of affected people’s personal health information (PHI).  The first one is Horizon House, Inc., a mental healthcare provider located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Last March 5, Horizon House discovered suspicious activity in their IT networks and revealed from the investigation that ransomware has infected their IT systems. The healthcare provider...
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Cyber security risks server misconfigurations Apache Airflow Platforms

Cyber security risks threaten organizations that perform misconfigurations to Apache Airflow Platforms

Apache Airflow is an open-source platform that is popular among organizations. They use it in scheduling and managing workflows. But according to researchers, misconfigurations in Apache Airflow can endanger credentials and other sensitive records to the internet and be involved in a possible cyber security risk.  From the latest discovery of security researchers, there have...
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Ecommerce firm Next Level Apparel email phishing

E-commerce firm, Next Level Apparel suffered email phishing that affects some employees

An American e-commerce firm and leading designer and manufacturer of clothing items, Next Level Apparel, has recently experienced a data breach issue that affected its employees’ email accounts. As reported by the firm’s issued press release, a small number of employee email accounts have been compromised to an email phishing incident. The attack has given threat actors unauthorized access to sensitive company information.  The exposed...
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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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Daily operations disrupted ransomware attack Crystal Valley Cooperative

Daily operations disrupted as ransomware hits Crystal Valley Cooperative

Crystal Valley, a farm supply and grain marketing organization from Minnesota, has been hit by a ransomware attack, as confirmed from their Facebook post last September 19. The website went down temporarily as a result of the attack. As of now, it is working  The firm said from their statement that their computer systems have been attacked,...
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300k Subdomains exploited Phishing-as-a-Service Scam phishing attack

300,000 Subdomains gets exploited by a newly discovered Phishing-as-a-Service Scam

Microsoft reported a newly found Phishing-as-a-Service operation last Tuesday, which has used a high-volume 300,000 distinct and newly created subdomains that are operated in a single run. According to the tech giant, they discovered the campaign amid their research about phishing attacks triggered by the phishing-as-a-service operation named BulletProofLink. The procedure is reported to be offering low-cost domain hosting,...
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