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Electricity Distribution Systems at Increasing Risk of Cyberattacks, GAO Warns

March 22, 2021

Via: Security Week

Following a performance audit conducted between September 2019 and March 2021, GAO has discovered that the electricity grid’s distribution systems are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks and that the potential impact of such attacks is not yet clear. According to GAO, […]


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Russian National Pleads Guilty After Trying to Hack a Human at Tesla

March 22, 2021

Via: SecureWorld

A Russian national in a U.S. jail just pleaded guilty to trying to hack Tesla’s computer network. His plot started with an attempt to hack an employee at the company and recruit that person to become an insider threat. The […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Tesla Ransomware Hacker Pleads Guilty; Swiss Hacktivist Charged for Fraud

March 19, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The U.S. Department of Justice yesterday announced updates on two separate cases involving cyberattacks—a Swiss hacktivist and a Russian hacker who planned to plant malware in the Tesla company. A Swiss hacker who was involved in the intrusion of cloud-based […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Here’s How Security Flaws in GE Relays Could Be Exploited in Real World Attacks

March 19, 2021

Via: Security Week

Grid Solutions is a GE Renewable Energy business that provides electricity management solutions for the energy sector, including oil and gas, as well as industry and infrastructure organizations. Advisories published this week by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Facebook Paid Out $50K for Vulnerabilities Allowing Access to Internal Systems

March 19, 2021

Via: Security Week

Cybersecurity engineer and bug bounty hunter Alaa Abdulridha revealed in December 2020 that he had earned $7,500 from Facebook for discovering a vulnerability in a service apparently used by the company’s legal department. The researcher said the security hole could […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacktivists Breach a Security Company, Get Access to 150,000 Camera Feeds

March 18, 2021

Via: Panda Security

Hacktivists made their way into the servers of a company called Verkada, a California-based enterprise security solution provider with multiple high-profile clients such as Tesla, Cloudflare, and luxury gym chain Equinox. The hackers had access to thousands of video feeds […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

US Teen ‘Mastermind’ in Epic Twitter Hack Sentenced to Prison

March 17, 2021

Via: Security Week

A Florida teenager accused of masterminding a Twitter hack of celebrity accounts in a crypto currency scheme has been sentenced to three years in juvenile prison in a plea agreement, officials said. State prosecutors announced the deal Tuesday in the […]


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Google fixes the third actively exploited Chrome 0-Day since January

March 15, 2021

Via: Security Affairs

Google has fixed a new actively exploited zero-day in its Chrome browser, this is the second zero-day issue addressed by the IT giant within a month. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-21193, is a use after free vulnerability in the Blink […]


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Buffalo Public Schools Cancel Classes Due to Ransomware

March 15, 2021

Via: Dark Reading

Buffalo Public Schools was forced to cancel both remote and in-person learning today due to a ransomware attack that hit the school district on March 12, local news outlets report. Remote learning was also canceled Friday. The cyberattack struck as […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Ransomware is targeting vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers

March 12, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

The Microsoft Exchange attacks using the ProxyLogon vulnerability, and previously associated with the dropping of malicious web shells, are taking on a ransomware twist. Until now, the name of the game has been compromise and data exfiltration, with a bit […]