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Mississippi Election Websites Knocked Out by DDoS Attack
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Mississippi Election Websites Knocked Out by DDoS Attack

A senior CISA official said the agency was "aware" of the claim by Russian hackers, but refrained from pinning the outage on a specific actor.

Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador
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Senate Confirms Fick as First U.S. Cyber Ambassador

Fick served in the U.S. Marine Corps and has extensive experience working in the private sector, including as CEO of the cybersecurity software company Endgame....

CISA Floats Plan to Partner with Local Universities for '311' Cyberattack Triage Service
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CISA Floats Plan to Partner with Local Universities for '311' Cyberattack Triage Service

CISA director Jen Easterly lauded the idea and compared it to an effort by Craigslist founder Craig Newmark to create a "cyber civil defense" force.

Russian Hacking Group Takes Credit for Wide-Ranging Cyberattack on Lithuania
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Russian Hacking Group Takes Credit for Wide-Ranging Cyberattack on Lithuania

Global Internet access monitor NetBlocks confirmed that several government networks were disrupted alongside public and private internet infrastructure.

Twitter Apologizes for Abusing User Security Information After $150 million FTC settlement
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Twitter Apologizes for Abusing User Security Information After $150 million FTC settlement

n addition to the $150 million penalty, Twitter agreed to notify users that it misused the security data.

Researchers Find Critical Vulnerability in Smartphone Chips
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Researchers Find Critical Vulnerability in Smartphone Chips

The researchers said they found "several out-of-bound read issues when the NAS handler functions read data from outside the Non-Access Stratum (NAS) message."

Costa Rica's New President Declares State of Emergency After Conti Ransomware Attack
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Costa Rica's New President Declares State of Emergency After Conti Ransomware Attack

The attack crippled the country's customs and taxes platforms alongside several other government agencies, even bringing down one Costa Rican town's energy supplier...

Cloudflare Detects One of the Largest DDoS Attacks on Record Targeting Crypto Platform
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Cloudflare Detects One of the Largest DDoS Attacks on Record Targeting Crypto Platform

The attack, which lasted less than 15 seconds, was launched from a botnet of approximately 6,000 unique bots and originated from 112 countries around the world....

U.S. Agencies Warn of Custom-Made Hacking Tools Targeting Energy Sector Systems
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U.S. Agencies Warn of Custom-Made Hacking Tools Targeting Energy Sector Systems

The alert said the actors are specifically targeting Schneider Electric MODICON and MODICON Nano PLCs, and OMRON Sysmac NJ and NX PLCs.

CISA Adds Google, Microsoft and QNAP Bugs to Exploited Vulnerabilities List
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CISA Adds Google, Microsoft and QNAP Bugs to Exploited Vulnerabilities List

CISA has added 15 vulnerabilities to its catalog in April.

U.S. Disrupts Prolific Botnet Controlled by Russian Military
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U.S. Disrupts Prolific Botnet Controlled by Russian Military

U.S. officials worked with law enforcement in the U.K., and network security company WatchGuard, to analyze the malware and develop detection and remediation tools...

Hackers Target Customers of 8 Malaysian Banks
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Hackers Target Customers of 8 Malaysian Banks

According to Slovak security firm ESET, the malicious apps are tied to websites spoofing legitimate services in Malaysia, including six clearing services and a...

State Department Launches Cyber Bureau
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State Department Launches Cyber Bureau

The newly-minted office starts its work as U.S. and world leaders fret about cyberattacks spilling out of Russia's unprovoked invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

Greece's National Postal Service Restoring Systems After Ransomware Attack
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Greece's National Postal Service Restoring Systems After Ransomware Attack

ELTA has released multiple updates on the situation after reporting on Monday that it was struggling to deal with a ransomware attack they discovered on Sunday...
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