Day: January 5, 2021

Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November

The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike. …read more Source:: Threatpost

FBI, NSA and CISA say SolarWinds hack was likely of Russian origin – CNET

The US intelligence agencies investigating the cyber attack have attributed it to a Russian APT. …read more Source:: CNet

‘Minecraft Earth’ Will Shut Down On June 30th

A little over a year after bringing Minecraft Earth in the US, Microsoft announced this week it will shut down the game later this year. Engadget reports: Minecraft Earth players have until June 30th, 2021, to play the augmented reality title before Microsoft shuts down its servers and it’s no longer available to download from…

81,000 UK-Owned .EU Domains Suspended As Brexit Transition Ends

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Tens of thousands of website owners who are based in the UK might have started the year with an unpleasant surprise: Eurid, the registry manager of .eu domain names, has suspended .eu domain names registered by UK citizens as a result of the regulatory changes caused by…

Telegram Triangulation Pinpoints Users’ Exact Locations

The “People Nearby” feature in the secure messaging app can be abused to unmask a user’s precise location, a researcher said. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Be careful where you log into GitHub: Dev visits Iran, opens laptop, gets startup’s entire account shut down

Service restored, code silo gets license to serve Iranian programmers On Tuesday, startup service firm Pure Labs regained access to its GitHub account, which had been shut down since December 30 for an apparent breach of Iranian sanctions.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Google Warns of Critical Android Remote Code Execution Bug

Google’s Android security update addressed 43 bugs overall affecting Android handsets, including Samsung phones. …read more Source:: Threatpost

NYSE Abruptly Reverses Plan To Delist Three Chinese Telecoms

The New York Stock Exchange has abruptly reversed plans to delist three major Chinese telecommunications companies after consulting regulators about an investment ban ordered by President Donald Trump. From a report: Coming days before the companies were to be delisted — and just over two weeks before Trump is to leave the White House —…

Italian Mobile Operator Offers To Replace SIM Cards After Massive Data Breach

Ho Mobile, an Italian mobile operator, owned by Vodafone, has confirmed a massive data breach on Monday and is now taking the rare step of offering to replace the SIM cards of all affected customers. From a report: The breach is believed to have impacted roughly 2.5 million customers. It first came to light last…

‘Bean Dad’ apologizes, says can opener story was ‘poorly told’ – CNET

Twitter ladled out a bowl full of hurt on Seattle musician John Roderick over the weekend. …read more Source:: CNet