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Israel appears to confirm it carried out cyberattack on Iran nuclear facility

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Shutdown happened hours after Natanz reactor’s new centrifuges were started

Israel appeared to confirm claims that it was behind a cyber-attack on Iran’s main nuclear facility on Sunday, which Tehran’s nuclear energy chief described as an act of terrorism that warranted a response against its perpetrators.

The apparent attack took place hours after officials at the Natanz reactor restarted spinning advanced centrifuges that could speed up the production of enriched uranium, in what had been billed as a pivotal moment in the country’s nuclear programme.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/11/israel-appears-confirm-cyberattack-iran-nuclear-facility
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

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Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and that agency that maintains our nuclear stockpile, the hackers of the “SolarWinds” affair also went after NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration,…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/solarwinds-hackers-also-went-after-nasa-and-the-faa-1846340394
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Chinese hackers are leveraging flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server to steal emails

Security researchers reported at least 30,000 organizations across the US have been hacked over the past few days by an unusually aggressive Chinese cyber-espionage unit focused on stealing email. The researchers say that many of the organizations targeted in the act include small businesses, cities, and local governments. The group of hackers is exploiting four newly-discovered flaws in Microsoft Exchange … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/chinese-hackers-are-leveraging-flaws-in-microsoft-exchange-server-to-steal-emails-08662578/
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Microsoft Says Chinese Hackers Responsible for Exchange Attacks

Microsoft-Exchange-Attacks-Featured.jpg Microsoft had a warning for its customers on Tuesday, and it’s boldly calling out the bad actors. According to Microsoft, Chinese hackers are behind Exchange attacks. The company claims American businesses were targeted by exploits of a flaw in the email product. Chinese Attackers Exploit Microsoft Exchange Microsoft called attention to four zero-day vulnerabilities that were recently discovered. The company connected the Exchange attacks to patches and a list of compromise indicators. Researchers with the company have labeled the hacking group as “HAFNIUM.” They explained the group is a “highly skilled and sophisticated actor” with… Read more14327099.gif

Source: https://tracking.feedpress.com/link/12555/14327099/microsoft-says-chinese-hackers-responsible-exchange-attacks
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Laura Tucker

Gab hacked — 70 GB of passwords, private posts taken, says transparency group DDoSecrets

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The far-right hate platform Gab has been hacked and 70GB of private posts and other data are being made available to journalists and social scientists, says Distributed Denial of Secrets cofounder Emma Best.

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 “It contains pretty much everything on Gab, including user data and private posts, everything someone needs to run a nearly complete analysis on Gab users and content,” Best wrote in a text message interview with WIRED.

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Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/03/01/gab-hacked-70-gb-of-passwords-private-posts-taken-says-transparency-group-ddosecrets.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Mark Frauenfelder

Law Firm Accused of ‘Aiding’ Trump’s Election Disputes Gets Data Stolen By Hackers

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A ransomware gang claims to have stolen over 100 gigabytes of data from Jones Day, a prominent global law firm that recently stirred backlash for its entanglement in the 2020 presidential election.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/law-firm-accused-of-aiding-trumps-election-disputes-get-1846284511
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North Korea may have hacked into Pfizer servers looking for COVID data

Intrusion attempts on Pfizer servers have North Korea's fingerprints all over them, according to the South Korean NIS.

Enlarge / Intrusion attempts on Pfizer servers have North Korea’s fingerprints all over them, according to the South Korean NIS. (credit: Cleo Robertson / Cloudwatt)

This morning, South Korean intelligence officials warned the country’s lawmakers of North Korean attempts to hack into a “local drug manufacturer” to illicitly obtain COVID-19 vaccine and treatment data.

As reported by the Washington Post, South Korean intelligence services committee member Ha Tae-Keung told reporters that the data sought included COVID-19 vaccine and treatment technology. Tae-Keung went on to say that South Korea detected a 32 percent year-on-year increase in North Korean cyberattack attempts.

Pfizer has so far refused comment, leaving details vague on when the hack occurred or how successful it might have been. The newly reported hack attempts follow a spate of similar state-sponsored attempts against health organizations that Microsoft reported in November 2020. According to Microsoft, those attempts were made by Russian group Fancy Bear, along with North Korean groups Zinc and Cerium.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/02/north-korea-may-have-hacked-into-pfizer-servers-looking-for-covid-data/
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Hacked Florida water plant used shared passwords and Windows 7 PCs

afcc9c90-6c39-11eb-9ddb-3004b63532e4The Oldsmar, Florida water plant hacked earlier this week used outdated Windows 7 PCs and shared passwords, the Associated Press has reported. A government advisory also revealed that the relatively unsophisticated attack used the remote-access progr…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/hacked-water-plant-computer-had-shared-passwords-andofdate-windows-os-082552973.html
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Microsoft Defender now directly warns IT admins about nation-state attacks

eb2f19c0-6b8f-11eb-8cff-f2b206a89e54Microsoft will soon warn Office 365 admins more directly about possible nation-state hacking activity, according to an update on its roadmap seen by ZDNet. Rather than just receiving an email as before, IT administrators will get notifications direct…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/microsofts-defender-will-now-warn-you-directly-about-nationstate-attacks-130553351.html
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