Security

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“ELEXON” Announced Security Incident but Crucial Services Remain Up

ELEXON employees are unable to access their communications and email server, following a cyber-attack. The firm hasn’t clarified what happened, but many believe this is the result of a ransomware attack. ...
hackers

The “RATicate” Group Is Abusing NIST Files to Drop a Wide Range of Payloads

The “RATicate” hacking group is distributing various payloads via NIST installers. The group has used at least eight different payloads in five attack waves that took place recently. The attribution is...
vulnerability

These Are the Top 10 Most Exploited Vulnerabilities to Patch

The flaws that are being exploited the most concern MS Office and Windows tools. All of them have been addressed by fixing security updates or emergency patches. For 2020, threat actors...
supercomputers

The “ARCHER” Supercomputer in the UK Suffered a Security Breach

The UK academic research community has taken a blow after “ARCHER” suffered a security incident. Hackers managed to access the supercomputer’s platform, so all credentials will now be reset. This could...
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Huawei Says Controversial Linux Kernel Patch Wasn’t Their Idea

Someone working for Huawei has tried to contribute to the Linux kernel. The proposed patch contained a trivially exploitable vulnerability, so it introduced security risks. Huawei denied having any involvement in...
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“Cure53” Has Audited NordPass and Verified Its Robust Security

NordPass was audited by penetration testers “Cure53” and found to be entirely secure. The researchers discovered nine issues with the product, which were fixed by the developers. NordPass just introduced a...
tropic trooper

“Tropic Trooper” Is Finding Ways to Hack Into Air-Gapped Military Systems

A known and skillful threat actors group is now targeting networks in the Philippines and Taiwan. The hackers are engaging in cyber-espionage by dropping their malware payload on USB drives. The...
diebold nixdorf atm

ATM Provider “Diebold Nixdorf” Suffered a ProLock Ransomware Attack

“ProLock” threat actors have managed to wound Diebold Nixdorf’s internal network. The ATM maker suffered a disruption affecting its automated field services system. The ransom wasn’t paid, but it is unknown...
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“Shiny Hunters” Group Is Selling User Records From 11 Companies on the Dark Web

“Shiny Hunters” have put up a massive database of stolen user records for sale on the dark web. The data isn’t worth a much but is not sold exclusively so that it...
thunderspy

“ThunderSpy” Is Threatening to Steal Your Data Right From the Laptop Port

A new Thunderbolt attack can exfiltrate data from laptops without going through authentication. The attack is based on seven vulnerabilities that Intel isn’t planning to fix, as they are addressed by existing...