Author: Atharva

In a recent development, Ukrainian government agencies have reported a new wave of cyberattacks orchestrated by Kremlin-backed hackers. These attacks appear to be aimed at gathering evidence related to alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine, according to a fresh report. Yurii Shchyhol, the head of Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection (SSSCIP), disclosed that nation-state hackers are actively infiltrating Ukrainian law enforcement institutions responsible for documenting and investigating war crimes. This shift in focus signifies a concerted effort to collect evidence against the Russian Federation for its actions in Ukraine. The SSSCIP is set to release an…

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Kosi Goodness Simon-Ebo, a 29-year-old Nigerian citizen who was extradited from Canada to the United States last April, has pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a sophisticated business email compromise (BEC) scheme. Simon-Ebo has confessed to his involvement in a criminal conspiracy dating back to 2017 when he resided in South Africa. During this time, he conspired with individuals based in the United States to compromise business and employee email accounts. The scheme involved using these compromised email accounts to contact various businesses, all the while disguising their true identities by employing spoofed…

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Computer Hacker Working in Dark Room In a startling development, a highly advanced backdoor malware dubbed ‘Deadglyph’ has emerged, wreaking havoc in a cyberespionage campaign against a government agency located in the Middle East. Attributed to the notorious hacking group Stealth Falcon APT, also known as Project Raven or FruityArmor, this state-sponsored hacking collective hails from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has a long history of targeting activists, journalists, and dissidents over nearly a decade. At the recent LABScon cybersecurity conference, Filip JurĨacko, a researcher at ESET, unveiled an in-depth analysis of the newly discovered modular malware and elucidated…

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Microsoft’s Ongoing Cybersecurity Failures In a seemingly relentless pattern of cybersecurity failures, Microsoft, the second-largest corporation on Earth with a market value of $2.4 trillion, continues to falter. Recent incidents have left many questioning why such a colossal entity consistently falls short in protecting sensitive data and digital assets. A History of Mishaps Microsoft’s woes are not new. One notable case involved a misconfigured Azure storage that resulted in the leakage of a staggering 2.4 terabytes of sensitive data. This breach exposed more than 335,000 emails, 133,000 projects, and the data of 548,000 users across 65,000 companies in 111 countries.…

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In a significant development, Ethos Technologies, a prominent life insurance provider, has recently reached a settlement agreement to address allegations related to a data breach that occurred in 2022. While the company has not officially admitted any wrongdoing, it is taking steps to compensate those affected by the breach. The breach, which took place between August and December 2022, exposed sensitive consumer data and raised concerns that enhanced cybersecurity measures could have prevented it. As part of the settlement, individuals meeting specific eligibility criteria are entitled to a one-time payment of $100. Additionally, a California subclass presents an opportunity for…

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