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Colonial Pipeline are Struggling to Get Fuel Flowing at Normal Capacity After a Cyberattack

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After a cyberattack forced the closure of the Colonial Pipeline's distribution system, the largest refined products pipeline in the United States, operators are struggling to get fuel flowing at full capacity. A ransomware attack on...
Hackers

U.S. and the U.K. Published Attack on IT Management Company SolarWinds

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On Friday, US and UK government agencies released a joint report with more information on the activities of the Russian cyberspy community suspected of being behind the attack on IT management firm SolarWinds. After...
Ransomware

AXA Stop Writing Cyber-Insurance Policies in France

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AXA, a multinational insurance firm, announced on Thursday that it would stop writing cyber-insurance policies in France that reimburse customers for extortion payments made to ransomware offenders, in what appears to be an industry...
Cisco

Cisco Released Patches to Address Tens of Vulnerabilities

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Cisco released updates on Wednesday to fix dozens of bugs in its products, including crucial flaws in SD-WAN software and the HyperFlex HX data platform. Two critical bugs, as well as three high-severity problems, were...
Vulnerability

U.S. Defense Announced an Expansion of its Vulnerability Disclosure Program

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The US Department of Defense reported this week that its vulnerability disclosure initiative would be expanded to cover all of its publicly available information systems. The software has been operating on HackerOne since 2016, when...
Android

Android Operating System Updates Released by Google Patch a Total of 42 Vulnerabilities

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Google's Android operating system updates for May 2021 address a total of 42 vulnerabilities, four of which are deemed critical severity. Three critical vulnerabilities in the System component were found as part of the 2021-05-01...
Alaska Court System

Alaska Court System Temporarily Disconnected the Internet After a Cybersecurity Threat

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Following a cybersecurity attack on Saturday, the Alaska Court System has temporarily removed most of its operations from the internet, including its website and the ability to look up court records. Officials said the attack...
Tesla Car

Tesla Car Hacked Remotely Without Any User Interaction

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Two researchers have shown how a Tesla — and probably other cars — can be remotely hacked without the involvement of the operator. They used a drone to carry out the assault. Ralf-Philipp Weinmann of...
github

GitHub Wants to Update its Policies Regarding Security Research

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The cybersecurity community is unhappy with the planned changes to GitHub's policies about security testing, vulnerabilities, and malware. On proposed clarifications about exploits and malware hosted on GitHub, the group has until June 1 to...
Ransomware

Officials Announced Albany-Area School District is Investigating a Malware Attack

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Officials from an Albany-area school district have launched an investigation into a malware attack that pushed students in grades 7 through 12 into all-remote learning on Monday. Specialists investigating "technical interruptions" that occurred last Thursday...