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FBI: Royal Ransomware Hacker Group Extorts $275M
FBI: Royal Ransomware Hacker Group Extorts $275M
The FBI and CISA have issued a public warning about the Royal Ransomware group after a severe string of extortions. Since September 2022, over 350 people have been targeted by the group — money stolen through extortion has surpass...
Government of Maine Confirms Data Breach Affecting 1.3 Million People
Government of Maine Confirms Data Breach Affecting 1.3 Million People
The government of Maine confirmed that it suffered a massive data breach on Thursday. “The State of Maine has determined that this incident has impacted approximately 1.3 million individuals,” explains their recent report. Maine i...
Russia To Tighten Grip On VPN Services Over Security Concerns
Russia To Tighten Grip On VPN Services Over Security Concerns
The Russian government is set to block specific VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and protocols that a special expert commission identifies as threats to the country’s security. The news was first reported by the state news agency R...
Disney Plus and Hulu Merge in One App in Upcoming Beta Launch
Disney Plus and Hulu Merge in One App in Upcoming Beta Launch
Fans of the Disney+ and Hulu streaming platforms will soon be able to use both wrapped in a single app — but they will need access to the beta version. During Disney’s fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Bob Iger confir...
Optus Outage in Australia Cuts Off Services for Millions
Optus Outage in Australia Cuts Off Services for Millions
Millions of Australians were left without phone and internet services and some trains stopped in Melbourne when a nationwide outage struck Optus, Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company. The Australian government ann...
Siemens, Ericsson Sound Alarm on EU's Proposed Cybersecurity Law
Siemens, Ericsson Sound Alarm on EU's Proposed Cybersecurity Law
A trio of electronics manufacturers and a digital technology trade association this week expressed concerns about the proposed E.U. cybersecurity measures in the Cyber Resilience Act aimed at bolstering the security of smart devic...
Meta Introduces Subscription Plans To Remove Ads On Facebook
Meta Introduces Subscription Plans To Remove Ads On Facebook
Meta, the parent company of services like Facebook and Instagram, has introduced a new subscription model in Europe — it wants to test how consumers react to their new “Pay or OK” business model. Having a subscription would preven...
Resecurity Inc. Opens New Office And Technology Hub
Resecurity Inc. Opens New Office And Technology Hub
The US-based cybersecurity corp, Resecurity Inc. recently opened a new office and technology hub in Manama, Bahrain. Rescurity, founded in 2016, provides a security suite that covers risk management, endpoint protection, and cyber...
Hackers Target Google Calendar for Command-and-Control Exploit
Hackers Target Google Calendar for Command-and-Control Exploit
Cybersecurity teams are on high alert as Google has exposed a vulnerability within its own services – Google Calendar – which is acting as a command-and-control (C2) infrastructure for hackers. Google’s Threat Horizons report has...
Israel's Cyber Chief Voices Concerns Over Potential Escalation of Iranian Cyber Attacks
Israel's Cyber Chief Voices Concerns Over Potential Escalation of Iranian Cyber Attacks
Gaby Portnoy, the head of the Israel National Cyber Directorate, has expressed concerns about Iran potentially launching more serious attacks on Israel’s infrastructure amid the Israel-Hamas war. “They [Iran] know that they can ac...