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Red Cross Hack exposes data of 515,000

It has been reported that the International Committee of the Red Cross has recently suffered a cyber-attack, during which the data of more that 515,000 vulnerable people was accessed and seized. Some of the individuals affected recently fled conflicts. The ICRC confirmed the attack in a published statement: “A sophisticated cybersecurity attack against computer servers hosting information held by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was detected this week. The attack compromised personal...

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Nintendo

A new scam website has been impersonating Nintendo's official website, pretending to sell discounted Nintendo Switch consoles. Last week, the Japanese video game company warned customers to be wary of the scam.  Nintendo rarely warns customers of such issues, so it has been said that this gives insight into the severity of the scams. On Friday, Nintendo tweeted, "We have confirmed the existence of a fake website that impersonates Nintendo's homepage". Nintendo has said that...

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DHL most imitated brand in phishing scams

In Q4 of 2021, DHL was threat actors' preferred brand to imitate when launching phishing campaigns. This pushed Microsoft into second place and Google into fourth. These findings were unsurprising as the last three months of the year include holidays such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas; holidays that hackers frequently exploit as victims let their guard down. As these holidays see an increase in online purchases and package deliveries, scams impersonating the international...

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Alleged REvil hackers charged in court

Eight people have been charged by Moscow court for their alleged involvement in the REvil ransomware gang, Russian News Agency (TASS) reported. The arrests were made as part of a larger raid on Friday across 25 locations in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Lipetsk. The men were charged on Saturday with violating Part 2 of Article 187 of Russia's Criminal Code, referring to the "illegal circulation of payments." As a result, they are facing up to seven...

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Researchers Uncover Zero-Day Vulnerability on Cisco Routers

Researchers at Broadband Genie have found that millions of Wi-Fi routers in the UK are left vulnerable to threats because their owners don't take the basic security measures to protect them. Broadband Genie surveyed 1,320 broadband users, with 88% stating that they have never updated their Wi-Fi router's firmware, while 84% have never even bothered changing the router's admin password. When asked why they were not taking these precautions, 73% revealed that they simply didn't...

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A London-based cyber fraudster who targeted 670 women, including one who was terminally ill, has been arrested by UK police and pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering charges. Taking more than £20,000 from his marks, Osagie Aigbonohan operated out of a flat in Abbey Wood, London.   Police arrested Aigbonohan in July 2021 after he was found with a fake driving licence and overstaying his visa in the UK for two years. “Romance fraud...

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has called for more in-depth requirements for data breach reporting in the telecommunications industry. The proposal follows the recent increase of attacks seen in the telecommunications sector. The proposal was shared on Wednesday by the Chairwoman of the FCC, Jessica Rosenworcel, in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). The proposal outlined that the first step the FCC intends to take will be to change the rules for alerting customers and...

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Ukrainian government targeted in cyberattack

Over a dozen Ukrainian government website have been down since Friday, following a cyber-attack that also targeted the embassies. Among the embassies impacted were the UK, US and Sweden, as well as the foreign and education ministries. It is still unclear who is behind the attack. Before the website went down a message appeared on the screens of those affected with a warning that said "prepare for the worst." A spokesperson has said previous cyber-attacks...

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EU to launch Cyberattack simulations on supply chains

Later this week, EU governments will be staging a large-scale cyberattack against multiple of the member states. The attacks will specifically target supply chains and will aim to push governments to coordinate public communications and a diplomatic response. This exercise will last around six weeks and its purpose is to test Europe's stress resilience, strengthen government preparedness and cooperation and improve the overall joint response to such incidents. This simulation comes amid growing anxiety surrounding...

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Several EA accounts compromised by phishing mails

Recently, it has been revealed that several EA Sports accounts were compromised by hackers via phishing techniques. The threat-actors exploited EA's live chat, targeting high-profile players for account takeover. The attackers utilised social engineering methods, exploiting errors within the customer experience team and using this to bypass two-factor authentication. As a result, EA has released their strategy on how to prevent similar issues going forward and better secure player accounts. The steps are outlined below:...

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