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Personal data of 69 million Neopets users exposed

The online pet website, Neopets, has confirmed it fell victim to a data breach, exposing the personal information of approximately 69 million users. The website’s source code was also stolen in the attack. Recently, Neopets launched NFTs, which are part of a plan to create an online Metaverse game, in which users can own, raise […]

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$2m Bug Bountry offered to Hackers

Qubit Finance revealed last week that attackers exploited a vulnerability in its QBridge deposit function, resulting in a loss of $80m. The hackers stole a large amount of Ethereum by converting it into Binance coins and exploiting the vulnerability to withdraw the Binance tokens without depositing any of the Ethereum. Qubit has addressed the attackers […]

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API and database issues cause Discord outage

Discord has announced that it suffered a ‘massive outage’, which affected user login and the voice chat features. The outage begun at 2:49 PM EST and came down to an issue with the application programming interface (API) that interrupted the communication between various services. While this issue was quickly resolved, Discord discovered another problem with […]

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Belarus Hacktivists launch ransomware on Railway

In protest of President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian troop movements through the country, Belarussian hacktivists have launched a ransomware attack against the railway systems. The Cyber-Partisans announced their attack on Twitter on Monday, along with a list of demands in exchange for the encryption keys. The attack has crippled the system and disrupted ticket sales, […]

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FBI alert: malicious QR codes stealing money

This week, Americans have been warned to watch out for maliciously crafted QR codes aimed at stealing credentials and financial information. The FBI posted this warning on their Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) last week. In the statement, the law enforcement agency said: “Cybercriminals are tampering with QR codes to redirect victims to malicious sites […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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£92m lost to romance scammers in 2021

Users of dating sites have been warned to be weary of romance scams between Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day. This is because during this time, scammers are out in full force seeking to establish contact and build rapport with victims and extort them for money. According to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), just last […]

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Cyberattack causes jail lockdown

An emergency notice was filed by Bernalillo County in federal court last week, after a ransomware attack affected the Metropolitan Detention Center. The incident made it impossible for the MDC to comply with terms of a settlement agreement in a lawsuit over the jail conditions. The attack impacted the offices and systems in a variety […]

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Vulnerability lets anyone send emails from Uber.com

Researcher Seif Elsallamy recently discovered a vulnerability in Uber’s emailing system, which allows anyone to send an email on behalf of the company. If exploited, threat actors would be able to email the 57 million Uber users and drivers whose data was leaked in the 2016 data breach. Uber has been made aware of the […]

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Just Dance latest cyber-attack victim

Popular gaming platform Ubisoft has this week confirmed a cyber attack, which affected the IT infrastructure of Just Dance. The gaming giant explained in a statement, that the attack was brought on by a misconfiguration, which was quickly fixed upon identification. However, before the remediation was issued, unauthorised individuals were able to access and potentially […]

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