BPFdoor Backdoor Found, Linux and Solaris Systems at Risk

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PWC) Threat Intelligence team has acknowledged the existence of a backdoor malware called BPFdoor which has breached Linux and Solaris systems undetected for five years.  “Throughout 2021 we tracked and responded to multiple intrusions attributed to a China-based threat …

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Spanish Prime Minister’s Phone Found to be Infected with Pegasus Spyware

The phones of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Minister of Defense Margarita Robles were found to have been infected with the Pegasus spyware. According to Spanish Presidency Minister Felix Bolanos, Sanchez’s phone was infected with Pegasus in May of …

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Taliban Bans TikTok and PUBG Due to Immorality

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The Taliban-led Afghanistan government will ban China-owned video application TikTok along with the mobile game PUBG due to its alleged immorality and because it was a “waste of time.” Taliban Spokesman, Inamullah Samangani said in a tweet that the Tiktok, …

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Russian Oligarch Asset Tracker Launched

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The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) announced that it has launched the Russian Oligarch asset tracker tool. According to the OCCRP, the asset tracker is the most comprehensive public database of oligarch assets to date and was made …

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Open Source Module Reportedly Spreads Malware that Wipes Russian and Belarusian Drives

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Node-IPC, a JavaScript module for interprocess communication used in building software reportedly contained malicious code that wiped systems geolocated in Russia and Belarus. Software security company Snyk reported that node-ipc had been updated with a malicious package that targets IP …

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Vulnerabilities Found in Beijing Olympics App

Cybersecurity group Citizen Lab disclosed that My2022 , the Beijing Winter Olympics app that all Games attendees must use has several security risks and vulnerabilities. “MY2022, an app mandated for use by all attendees of the 2022 Olympic Games in …

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Ransomware Attack Cripples Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Bernalillo County in New Mexico has reported a suspected ransomware attack that affected several institutions including the jail.  “Bernalillo County has discovered what is believed to be a ransomware attack on county systems.  The county has taken affected systems offline …

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Crime-watch app Citizen Employees Vote to Unionize

Citizen employees announced that they decided to unionize, marking a rare case of effective labor organizing at a venture-backed technology business. According to Citizen union spokesman Beth Allen, Communications Workers of America received overwhelming support in a National Labor Relations …

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European Union Plans Strict Guidelines and Regulation for Artificial Intelligence, Non-Compliance to Be Fined Heavily

Leaked European Union documents point to heavy restrictions on artificial intelligence (AI) technology according to a draft of their upcoming rules. The draft outlines the banning of “high-risk” AI systems and strict requirements for use approval. Companies that do not …

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