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Chinese hackers have breached ‘major telecommunications companies’ in the US

Chinese government-backed hackers have breached “major telecommunications companies,” among a range of targets worldwide, by exploiting known software flaws in routers and other popular network networking gear, US security agencies warned Tuesday. “[T]hese devices are often overlooked by cyber defenders, who struggle to maintain and keep pace with routine software patching of Internet-facing services and […]

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FBI blame North Korean hackers for stealing $600 million in cryptocurrency from video gaming company

The FBI on Thursday blamed hackers associated with the North Korean government for stealing more than $600 million in cryptocurrency last month from a video gaming company. “Through our investigation we were able to confirm Lazarus Group and APT38, cyber actors associated with the DPRK, are responsible for the theft of $620 million in Ethereum […]

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Indian state-owned oil producer hit by major cyberattack, hackers demand 196 Bitcoin

Government run Oil India has been hit by a major cyberattack that has compromised some of the servers of the company. The ransomware attack has hit the company’s headquarters in Assam. According to reports the hackers have demanded 196 bitcoins as ransom. According to a statement from the company’s spokesperson Tridiv Hazarika, while the breach […]

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74% of all ransomware attack money went to Russia linked hackers

New analysis suggests that 74% of all money made through ransomware attacks in 2021 went to Russia-linked hackers. Researchers say more than $400 million worth of crypto-currency payments went to groups “highly likely to be affiliated with Russia”. Russia has denied accusations that it is harbouring cyber-criminals. Researchers also claim “a huge amount of crypto-currency-based […]

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Microsoft finds destructive malware capable of wiping off user data

Destructive malware capable of wiping data has appeared on dozens of computer systems at Ukrainian organizations, including government agencies, non-profits and technology organizations, Microsoft warned. The disclosure is an added worry for Ukrainian government agencies after many of their websites were hacked this week and replaced with threatening messages to Ukrainians that their data had […]

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World

United States Cyber Attack: Hackers used Microsoft vendors to breach customers

Hackers behind United States’ worst cyber attack leveraged reseller access to Microsoft Corp services to penetrate into targets, investigators found. Hackers won access to the vendor – SolarWinds’ Orion software that sold Office licenses. Many Microsoft software licenses are sold through third parties, and those companies can have near-constant access to clients’ systems as the customers […]