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Meta Announced Plans to Test Encrypted Facebook Chat Backups
Meta Announced Plans to Test Encrypted Facebook Chat Backups
Meta (formerly known as Facebook) announced plans to test a new secure storage feature for backups of users’ end-to-end encrypted chats on Messenger. This announcement came after Meta turned over Messenger chat histories to Nebras...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 16, 2022
FBI: Zeppelin Ransomware Could Encrypt Files Multiple Times in Attacks
FBI: Zeppelin Ransomware Could Encrypt Files Multiple Times in Attacks
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned US organizations on Thursday that attackers deploying Zeppelin ransomware could encrypt their devices multiple times...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 12, 2022
Smishing Attack on Twilio Causes Employee Credential Leak and Data Breach
Smishing Attack on Twilio Causes Employee Credential Leak and Data Breach
Twilio had disclosed that unknown hackers managed to deceive several of its employees into providing their credentials and offering the criminals a way into their infrastructure through a smishing attack. “On August 4, 2022, Twili...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 12, 2022
UK NHS Service May Take a Month to Recover After MSP Ransomware Attack
UK NHS Service May Take a Month to Recover After MSP Ransomware Attack
Managed service provider (MSP) Advanced confirmed that a ransomware attack on its systems disrupted emergency services (111) from the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). According to the company, customers of seven sol...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 12, 2022
Leaky Database of Chinese Adult Platform Exposed Personal Info of 14 Million Users
Leaky Database of Chinese Adult Platform Exposed Personal Info of 14 Million Users
A leaky database belonging to the infamous Chinese-based adult platform Hjedd exposed sensitive information linked to more than 14 million user accounts. According to security researcher Anurag Sen, the servers of the adult platfo...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 10, 2022
7-Eleven Stores Close in Denmark after Cyberattack
7-Eleven Stores Close in Denmark after Cyberattack
7-Eleven stores in Denmark shut down on Monday after falling victim to a cyberattack that disrupted their payment and checkout systems throughout the country. The attack occurred during the early morning on Monday, with the compan...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 10, 2022
Ukrainian Security Service Dismantled Bot Farm of 1 Million
Ukrainian Security Service Dismantled Bot Farm of 1 Million
Ukraine’s cyberpolice dismantled a network of 1 million bots used to spread disinformation and destabilize Ukrainian society, according to a press release published on Tuesday by the SSU, the primary intelligence and security agen...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 5, 2022
Spanish Research Center Said Russian Hackers Hit Its Systems with Ransomware
Spanish Research Center Said Russian Hackers Hit Its Systems with Ransomware
The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) issued a public statement on Tuesday alleging that Russian hackers infected its systems with ransomware.  CSIC is Spain’s largest public research institution and one of the most renowne...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 5, 2022
Two Orange County Men Sentenced to Prison for Crypto Scheme
Two Orange County Men Sentenced to Prison for Crypto Scheme
A US Federal judge in California sentenced two Orange County men to prison for tricking victims into purchasing cryptocurrency that would give investors direct access to a “very” profitable trading program. This all ended up being...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 4, 2022
FCC Alerts Americans to Robotext Scams on the Rise
FCC Alerts Americans to Robotext Scams on the Rise
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US communications regulator, issued a warning last week drawing attention to an increased amount of robotext scams. “Robotext scams are on the rise and may even be passing robocalls...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on August 3, 2022