Cyber News

Minneapolis Police Department Hack Likely Fake, Says, Researcher

As protests continue to proliferate across the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Minnesota Police Department is making news for something else: A supposed hack, perpetrated at…
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Local students win challenge with solutions to the digital divide

Five middle school students from Krueger School of Applied Technologies won the third annual SA Smart City Challenge’s Mayor’s Cup this week. Their project, called the FreeFi Bus, is a…
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DoubleGun Group Builds Massive Botnet Using Cloud Services

The latest campaign spread malware via pirate gaming portals. An operation from the China-based cybercrime gang known as DoubleGun Group has been disrupted, which had amassed hundreds of thousands of…
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Department of Energy Selects the University of Texas – San Antonio to Lead Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Partnership includes Idaho, Oak Ridge and Sandia National Laboratories WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of the University of Texas – San Antonio to…
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Chafer APT Hits Middle East Govs With Latest Cyber-Espionage Attacks

Government and air transportation companies in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia were targeted in a recent attack tracked back to the Chafer APT. Researchers have uncovered new cybercrime campaigns from the…
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Verizon Data Breach Report: DoS Skyrockets, Espionage Dips

Denial of Service (DoS), ransomware, and financially-motivated data breaches were the winners in this year’s Verizon DBIR. Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks have spiked over the past year, while cyber-espionage campaigns have…
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Hoax calls Botnet Exploits Symantec Secure Web Gateways

The fast-moving botnet has added an exploit for an unpatched bug in an unsupported version of the security gateway. Cyberattackers are targeting a post-authentication remote code-execution vulnerability in Symantec Secure…
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Iowa human rights group latest to endure a racist cyber attack

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines commission dedicated to protecting human rights is among the latest to endure racist and sexist messages from cyber attackers. The Des Moines…
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CyberPatriot XII Nationals Champions Announced

ARLINGTON, Va., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot program announced this week the winners of the twelfth season of its National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. CyberPatriot XII began…
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Oracle: Unpatched Versions of WebLogic App Server Under Active Attack

CVE-2020-2883 was patched in Oracle’s April 2020 Critical Patch Update – but proof of concept exploit code was published shortly after. Oracle is urging customers to fast-track a patch for…
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