Intel Suspends Business in Russia

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US chipmaker Intel Corp announced Tuesday it suspended business operations in Russia, joining Western companies to exit the country following its invasion of Ukraine. “Intel continues to join the global community in condemning Russia’s war against Ukraine and calling for …

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Apple Music, Apple Maps, iCloud, the App Store, iMessage, and Apple TV Down

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Apple has experienced a widespread outage in its major services including corporate and point of sale systems. According to Apple, major services such as App Store, iCloud, Siri, iMessage, iTunes Store, Apple Maps, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, Apple Arcade, Apple …

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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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Russia Using SSL TLS Certificate Authority (CA) to Bypass Sanctions

Russia has attempted to bypass existing sanctions on internet access creating its own trusted TLS certificate authority (CA) after being prevented from renewing their existing certificates. Because Russian domains cannot renew their certificates, regular browsers prevent access and display a …

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Tasmania Suffers From Mass Internet Outage

Tasmania was hit by a “major statewide outage” on Tuesday, affecting internet and phone services across the state and wreaking havoc on retail and banking services. Telstra’s telecommunications services were back online in Tasmania after a cable from the mainland …

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Putin Q&A session Disrupted by DDoS Attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Q&A session with the Russian public was reportedly hit by a DDOS attack. Putin was set to address 1.5 million questions from across the country regarding the pandemic, economic crisis, environmental issues, and other issues.  The …

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Belgian Parliament Disrupted by Cyberattack ahead of Xinjiang Discussion

The Belgian parliament was affected by a cyberattack that targeted a company providing internet services for local government agencies ahead of the discussion on the human rights situation in China’s Xinjiang region. “Meeting canceled. A cyber attack in progress” said …

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