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Nigerian police, Interpol arrest members of SilverTerrier BEC gang

Interpol said that, based on a forensic analysis of the data extracted from phones and computers seized during house searches, the 11 suspects were linked to attacks on more than 50,000 targets.

OpenSubtitles Discloses Successful Extortion Attempt, Data Breach

OpenSubtitles, a website that provides free subtitles for movie fans, has disclosed today that it was hacked last year and subsequently paid a ransom to silence the hacker about the attack.
January 14, 2022

FSB arrests REvil ransomware gang members

Raids were conducted by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) at 25 residents owned by 14 members suspected to be part of the REvil team across Moscow, St. Petersburg, Leningrad, and the Lipetsk regions.

Chrome will limit access to private networks, citing security reasons

The new PNA specification adds a mechanism inside the Chrome browser through which internet sites can ask systems inside local networks for permission before establishing a connection.

FCC proposes stricter data breach reporting rules

Following a series of hacks and data leaks at US telecom companies, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed today a series of changes to its data breach notification requirements.

SFile (Escal) ransomware ported for Linux attacks

Attacks with this new Linux variant were spotted late last year, security firm Rising said in a report last week, confirmed by The Record with MalwareHunterTeam, a member of the ID-Ransomware project.

US Cyber Command partners with universities to prepare graduates for military cyber roles

US Cyber Command plans to work with these academic institutions in the next nine months in order to prepare an adequate curriculum for the next educational year this fall.

FBI: FIN7 hackers target US companies with BadUSB devices to install ransomware

The FBI has said that FIN7, an infamous cybercrime group, has sent malicious USB devices to US companies over the past few months in the hopes of infecting their systems with malware and carrying out future attacks.

NHS Warns of Threat Actor Targeting VMware Horizon Servers via Log4Shell Exploits

The security team of the U.K NHS said that it detected an unknown threat actor using the Log4Shell vulnerability to hack VMWare Horizon servers and plant web shells for future attacks.

Government Offices Across Albuquerque, Los Ranchos, and Tijeras Shut Down to Disruptive Cyberattack

The IT systems and public offices in the county are expected to remain closed throughout Thursday and the rest of the week as well, as officials deal with the cyberattack’s aftermath.

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