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House SolarWinds Hearing Focuses on Updating Cyber Laws

Lawmakers and Witnesses See Expanded Role for CISA Following Attack Scott Ferguson (Ferguson_Writes) • February 26, 2021     (Clockwise from top left): Reps. James Comer, Bennie G. Thompson, John Katko and Carolyn Maloney led the joint committee hearing on Friday examining the supply chain attack that targeted SolarWinds. A pair of U.S. House committees …

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Cyberpunk 2077: CD Projekt game suffers more issues as cyber attack delays scheduled fix | Science & Tech News

A scheduled release of fixes for the troubled Cyberpunk 2077 game have been delayed following a cyber attack on the creator’s internal systems. CD Projekt, the Polish video games maker also known for its medieval fantasy Witcher, said on Thursday the patch will now be released in the second half of March, rather than this …

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Oxford University Covid-19 lab suffers cyberattack, IT News, ET CIO

London, Oxford University has confirmed that one of its laboratories involved in Covid-19 research suffered cyberattack after an investigation by Forbes suggested that hackers were showing off access to a number of systems. The university on Thursday, however, said that there has been “no impact” on any clinical research. The hack is understood to have …

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Stalkerware Volumes Remain Concerningly High, Despite Bans

Germany was the top European country, occupying sixth place in the global rankings. Iran, Italy, the United Kingdom and, lastly, Saudi Arabia complete the 10 most-affected nations. “We see the number of users affected by stalkerware has remained high and we detect new samples every day,” said Victor….

North Korean Hackers Targeting Defense Firms with ThreatNeedle Malware

A prolific North Korean state-sponsored hacking group has been tied to a new ongoing espionage campaign aimed at exfiltrating sensitive information from organizations in the defense industry. Attributing the attacks with high confidence to the Lazarus Group, the new findings from Kaspersky signal an expansion of the APT actor’s tactics by going beyond the usual …

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Oxford University says Covid-19 lab hacked, research not affected

Oxford University said on Thursday it was investigating a digital intrusion after a researcher said he had seen evidence that a laboratory researching COVID-19 had been hacked. The breach took place in mid-February and occurred at the Division of Structural Biology, known as Strubi, which has been carrying out research into COVID-19, according to Alex …

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Chinese Attack Tool Gains Gmail Access

Cybercrime , Cyberwarfare / Nation-State Attacks , Fraud Management & Cybercrime Campaign Targets Tibetan Organizations Prajeet Nair (@prajeetspeaks) • February 26, 2021     Friarfox malicious browser extension was spotted targeting Tibetan organizations. (Source: Proofpoint) Proofpoint reports that Chinese state-sponsored hackers are using a new customized malicious Mozilla Firefox browser extension that facilitates access and …

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