UK Discount Retailer ‘The Works’ Reports Data Breach, Stores Closed

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UK retail chain The Works has been forced to close down its stores after being hit by a cyberattack. The undetermined cyberattack reportedly disrupted supply chains, logistics, and payment systems. “Replenishment deliveries to the Group’s stores were suspended temporarily and …

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Chinese Hackers Reportedly Breach Ladakh Power Grid

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Chinese-state-linked hackers breached the Indian power grid near Ladakh, a private intelligence firm reported. The Chinese hackers have targeted the Indian electricity distribution centers over the last eight months, private intelligence firm Record Future said. The hacking was concentrated in …

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Anonymous Leaks Identities of 120K Russian Soldiers

Fourth EstateAnonymous announced on Twitter it had leaked personal data of 120,000 Russian soldiers. - Fourth Estate

Anonymous, a hacktivist collective, announced Sunday on Twitter it had leaked personal data of 120,000 Russian soldiers. The information included the names, registration numbers, place of service, addresses, birth dates, and passport numbers of the Russian soldiers. Pravda, a Ukrainian …

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Singapore and US to Hold Cybersecurity Cooperation Dialogue

Singapore and the United States announced a new dialogue on cybersecurity and an agreement to deepen their cooperation on infrastructure development. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, issued a joint statement with US President Joe Biden following a meeting in …

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Ukrainian Security Services Dismantles 5 Disinformation Bot Farms Since Start of Invasion

The Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has dismantled five Russian bot farms that have been spreading disinformation about the war in Ukraine since the start of the invasion. SSU’s investigation showed that the Russians have situated bot farms in Kharkiv, …

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Microsoft Acquires Office Space for First Africa Development Center in Lagos

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Microsoft officially opened the doors of its new facility for its first Africa Development Center in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday, March 21, 2022.  Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria, officially commissioned the …

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NRA Confirms Cyber Attack Last Year

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The National Rifle Association (NRA) said in a filing that it was hit by ransomware attacks last year, confirming a cyber-criminal group’s claims that it had stolen sensitive information from the group. A Russian cyber-crime gang called “Grief” claimed a …

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Anonymous Hints at Massive Russian Data Dump

Anonymous gave hints about a massive data dump it is planning to release that will “blow Russia away.” “We’re working on a HUGE fucking data dump that’s gonna blow Russia away. Can’t say much until we’re done. But fuck, be …

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Toyota Production Halted After Cyberattack

Toyota along with its subsidiaries Hino and Daihatsuhas halted production in its plants in Japan due to an alleged cyberattack. Toyota’s 28 lines at 14 plants were halted after one of their suppliers, Kojima Industries Corp., was hacked and disrupted …

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