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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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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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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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Cyber fifth warfare dimension UK armed forces

Cyber named as the fifth warfare dimension as per the UK armed forces

According to military leaders of the UK, their armed forces are preparing to commence significant advantages regarding their cybersecurity capabilities in the following years. Cyberspace being confirmed as the fifth warfare domain together with land, air, sea, and space forces the defence authorities to improve their operations all across the West.  The range of the...
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massive rise cybercrime attacks India reached 11% 2020

Data says that a massive rise of cybercrime attacks in India reached up to 11.8% in 2020

Official data has shown that for the year 2020, India has recorded over 50,053 cases of cybercrime, and 11.8% of it has been a surge of offences over the prior fiscal year.  Following the country’s measuring system incidents per lakh population, the cybercrime rate in India has also grown from 3.3% last 2019 to up to...
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Fujitsu confirms cyberattack not related hacker marketplace Marketo dark web

Fujitsu officially confirms that the cyberattack on its systems are not related to hacker marketplace Marketo

A 4GB worth of stolen data allegedly from Fujitsu was posted last August by a popular cybercrime marketplace known as Marketo. When the group was marketing the stolen data that they claim to be from Fujitsu, the company said that they were actually investigating a potential attack. They added that the source of this possible attack is unknown. Meanwhile, the attacker group Marketo said that they...
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Azure flaw vulnerability hackers unauthorized access data cloud computing

Azure vulnerability threatens customers, which may have allowed hackers unauthorized access to data

Security researchers have identified a flaw towards Azure cloud, which threatens its customers about unauthorized hacker access through their data. This warning came from Microsoft themselves. The tech company said from their security team’s blog post that the flaw reported by Palo Alto Networks has already been fixed and worked on. They also added no evidence of abuse...
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AVOS Locker group hits Pacific City Bank ransomware attack

New ransomware group, AVOS Locker hits the Pacific City Bank

The AVOS Locker Ransomware threat actors terrorise Pacific City Bank into leaking their stolen sensitive files if the bank refuses to negotiate.  The American bank called Pacific City Bank was recently victimised by a new ransomware group called the AVOS Locker. This bank serves the Korean-American society that is situated in California. It also offers different commercial banking services.  On the...
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New York Credit Union 21GB data destroyed employee retaliation

More than 21GB of data was destroyed in retaliation as a New York Credit Union employee got fired

After being fired from a financial institution, New York Credit Union, Juliana Barile has been found guilty of an unauthorized intrusion of the firm’s computer system and then destroying more than 21GB of company data. Her action is reported to be a form of revenge upon her job dismissal.  According to the acting US Attorney,...
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Admin credentials targeted cybercriminals cloud server cyberattacks

Admin credentials are targeted by cybercriminals to improve attacks against cloud servers

According to Lacework analysts, Docker, Redis, SQL, and SSH have been the main targeted cloud servers in the last three months.  As reported by Lacework’s 2021 Cloud Threat Report Volume 2, a lot of firms must now count cyber threat actors as their competitors. This is due to these two main reasons: cybercriminals are extending...
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