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Increasing risk of customer data theft on US Health Insurance industry 

The health insurance industry in the US is now facing an increased risk of cyber threat attacks due to the rise of sophisticated exploitative techniques being used and developed by cybercriminals and fraudsters. This is due to the expansion of industries towards online digitization in conducting transactions, billing, and client records.  Health insurers or related...
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A new ransomware syndicate tier, the Privateers

A new type of ransomware syndicate has been classified by a cybersecurity firm named Privateers. These ransomware syndicates compose of threat actors that are financially motivated and government-backed cybercriminals prosecuted and hunted by law enforcement; however, they do not have the same status as state-sponsored APT hacking groups.   According to the report, the Privateers...
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PHP’s git server gets compromised by another Supply Chain Attack

Another instance of a supply chain attack has been reported; this time, it’s on the Git repository of PHP and their data storage. The hacked repository and the codebase contents were tampered with. The incident’s investigation is ongoing and more details will be revealed in the upcoming days. On the initial reports, the malicious activity...
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Google outage a throw back to the sponsored hackers in China: Operation Aurora

A few days passed; the cyber community again experienced another worldwide Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) that hits one of the tech giant service providers. With billions of users, Google has been struck by such attacks that led to most of its services – Gmail, Calendar, and Youtube have been inaccessible for a few hours. Based on the...
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Online school giant K12 Inc pays Ryuk Ransomware

Current on the list of the victim of the Ryuk ransomware is the K12 Inc. that caters online educational program from kindergarten to grade 12. With the ongoing pandemic, the company is attending now to over a million students that choose to take online classes that they offered rather than be in the conventional way...
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Nation-State Hackers caught hiding cyber espionage activities behind Crypto Miners

Bismuth adversaries that are often allegedly linked to OceanLotus or APT32 again resurfaced after the cybersecurity experts connected them to recent unravelled intrusion happened to different organization in France and Vietnam. The group has been known since 2012, is used primarily for cyber espionage of a well-known country for intel gathering. With the usual approach,...
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FinFisher tech firm raided by Authorities over Spyware claims

A Munich-based company, FinFisher, was raided by the German investigating authorities because of alleged illegal exporting of its software outside UE, including Turkey. FinFisher is the firm behind the commercial surveillance spyware dubbed as “FinSpy.” This software is a spying tool that was legitimately intended for Law enforcement investigation and intelligence agencies. Its well-known customers include...
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LokiBot Malware information stealer increase of hostility

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA has recently issued a security advisory notice for US Federal Government organizations and private sectors about increasing LokiBot malware usage cases by threat actors that started in July 2020. EINSTEIN Intrusion Detection System, the in-house security platform CISA uses, has detected continuous malicious activities that can be traced...
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Operation SideCopy Report – Espionage against the Indian Army?

A recent analysis report from an Indian cybersecurity expert exposed an over a year of surveillance by an unknown adversary targeting the Indian government – specifically its military service and notable defense organization. They named the report as – Operation SideCopy. According to the report, the adversary had used a different methodology to pursue its...
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Chowbus food delivery startup suffers massive data breach

Chowbus, an Asian food delivery startup owned by Fantuan Group, Inc., just suffered a massive data breach a couple of days ago. They have verified the intrusion and the amount of sensitive data that was compromised during the said breach. The initial assessment of the breach does not show the exact nature of the intrusion....
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