Firefox: Ad blockers are 2021's most popular browser extensions

Multiple ad blockers topped Firefox’s list of the most popular and innovative add-on browser extensions of 2021.  Firefox determines which add-ons are “most popular” by calculating their average daily users…

Avast Finds Backdoor on US Government Commission Network

Avast –  Avast –  We have found a new targeted attack against a small, lesser-known U.S. federal government commission associated with international rights. Despite repeated attempts through multiple channels over…

State-sponsored Threat Actors Steal Airline Data Using the Slack API

Reports show that a recently found backdoor dubbed ‘Aclip’ that exploits the Slack API for covert communications is being used by an alleged Iranian state-sponsored cybercriminal. The malicious actor began…

Suspected Iranian hackers target airline with new backdoor

A suspected, state-sponsored Iranian threat group has attacked an airline with a never-before-seen backdoor.  On Wednesday, cybersecurity researchers from IBM Security X-Force said an Asian airline was the subject of…

OAIC determines AFP interfered with privacy of Australians after using Clearview AI

In an investigation conducted by Australia’s Information Commissioner (OAIC), it has found the Australian Federal Police’s (AFP) use of the Clearview AI platform interfered with the privacy of Australian citizens.…

US Senate passes $768 billion defense bill without cyber incident reporting provisions

The US Senate passed the The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday, approving the $768 billion annual defense spending bill that was packed with cybersecurity provisions. The bill now heads…

Relentless Log4j Attacks Include State Actors, Possible Worm

More than 1.8 million attacks, against half of all corporate networks, have already launched to exploit Log4Shell. Call it a “logjam” of threats: Attackers including nation-state actors have already targeted…

Cybersecurity experts debate concern over potential Log4j worm

As the fallout from the Log4j vulnerability continues, cybersecurity experts are debating what the future might hold.  Tom Kellermann, VMware’s head of cybersecurity strategy, said the Log4j vulnerability is one…

Virginia Reeling from Ransomware

Virginia Reeling from Ransomware Virginia is fighting cyber-fires on two fronts after ransomware attacks affected both its state legislature and an agency within its executive branch.  In an attack that struck on…

After theft of $77.7 million, crypto platform AscendEX to reimburse customers

Crypto platform AscendEX has pledged to reimburse their customers, who lost a total of $77.7 million in a hack on December 11. In a series of Tweets, the company said…