Google Claims Russian Hackers Behind Brexit Leak

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A Google cybersecurity official and the former chief of UK foreign intelligence said a website that published leaked emails from leading figures involved in Brexit has links to Russian hackers. Independent News reported that the website ‘Very English Coop d’Etat’ …

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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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EU Proposes Scanning Encrypted Messaging

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The European Union (EU) released a legislative proposal that would allow the scanning of encrypted end-to-end messages to help combat child sexual abuse. If implemented, the legislation would require tech companies to scan through encrypted messages in various messaging platforms …

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India Demands User Data from VPN Companies

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The Indian government demands virtual private companies to collect and store user data for at least five years under a new national directive in India. VPNs in India will have to save customer names, validated physical and IP addresses, usage …

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Anonymous Leaks 82GB of Australia’s Offshore Detention Island Emails

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Hacktivist group Anonymous leaked on Monday 82 gigabytes of confidential emails belonging to the Nauru Police Force. The hackers’ group made public 285,635 confidential emails to protest against the alleged abuse of the Nauru Police toward asylum seekers in Nauru, …

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Chinese Cyber-Operation CuckooBees Steals Trillions in Intellectual Property

Chinese state cyber actor, APT 41, has reportedly stolen trillions of dollars worth of intellectual property from around 30 multinational companies. A Boston-based cybersecurity firm, Cybereason called the APT 41 campaign Operation CuckooBees and said it involved the massive theft …

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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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North Korean Hackers Blamed for $620m Axie Cryptocurrency Heist

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The FBI has blamed North Korean hacking group, Lazarus, for the $620m Ethereum heist that targeted gaming company Ronin Network. Ronin Network owner Sky Mavis, said the US Department of Treasury and FBI have pinned the attack on their networks …

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Chinese Hackers Exploit VLC Media Player

Symantec researchers reported that a suspected Chinese state-sponsored hacking group has managed to exploit vulnerabilities in the popular video playing app VLC media player. The researchers said that the Cicada ( APT10) campaign exploited popular freeware to load spyware into …

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