Microsoft Detects Malware in Ukrainian Systems After Cyberattack

Microsoft disclosed that they have discovered malware in the computer systems of Ukrainian government agencies, non-profits, and technology organizations after the recent massive cyberattack. “Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) has identified evidence of a destructive malware operation targeting multiple organizations …

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Ukraine Reports Massive Cyber Attacks on Government Websites

Ukraine has been hit by a widespread cyber attack, shutting down several government websites including from the foreign ministry and the education ministry. “As a result of a massive cyber attack, the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and …

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Iranian Hackers Exploit Log4j Vulnerability

An Iranian state-sponsored hacker has been detected scanning and attempting to abuse the Log4Shell flaw and deploying a modular backdoor dubbed “CharmPower” for post-exploitation ops. The recently detected Log4Shell aka CVE-2021-44228 vulnerability in the popular Log4j logging library allows the …

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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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Marker Group Reports Data Breach Incident

The Marker Group has announced it suffered a data breach involving information associated with past and ongoing litigation matters in the United States. Marker group is a Texas-based company that provides record collection, medical review, data analysis, data hosting, and …

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Norwegian News Publisher Amedia Targeted by Cyberattack

Norwegian news publisher Amedia and its clients temporarily stopped operations after it was targeted by a cyberattack. “Amedia has been subjected to a serious computer attack. As a result, Aura Avis will not publish a paper edition tomorrow,” said local …

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Japanese Intelligence Agency Warns of Economic Threats from China

The Japanese Public Security Intelligence Agency warned of economic security threats from China. “There is a concern that China will continue to work on acquiring (Japanese) companies and inviting human resources with advanced expertise,” said the agency. According to the …

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Meta Bans Seven ‘Cyber Mercenary’ Companies That Allegedly Spied on Thousands of Its Users

Facebook owner Meta announced on Dec. 16 that it has banned seven “surveillance-for-hire” companies for targeting tens of thousands of users on its platforms. Meta said that its months-long investigation revealed new details about how “cyber mercenary” companies enable their …

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US: Alleged Iranian Hackers Targeted US Sectors

American, British, and Australian officials disclosed that alleged Iranian-backed hackers are behind cyberattacks on targets in the United States and Australia. “The Iranian government-sponsored APT actors are actively targeting a broad range of victims across multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, …

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Alleged Belarussian Hacking Campaign Targets Lithuania

Alleged Belarusian government-backed hacking group UNC1151 was alleged to be involved in the Ghostwriter hacking campaign that targeted Lithuania, According to cybersecurity firm Mandiant, UNC1151 provides technical support to the Ghostwriter campaign which aimed to sow disinformation in Poland, Ukraine, …

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