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Jun 24, 2022

Health Systems Want Government Help Fighting Off the Hackers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, government, health

As cyberattacks on medical networks continue to affect healthcare institutions across the country, organizations who are directly at risk of these attacks are seeking government assistance.

From January through June, the Office of Civil Rights tallied 256 hacks and information breaches, up from 149 for the same period a year ago. It’s a continuing trend from last year: Cybersecurity outfit Sophos reports that in 2021, attacks on health systems were up 66 percent over 2020.

Now some health systems are asking the federal government to step in and provide more security for what they consider critical national infrastructure.

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Jun 24, 2022

24,649,096,027 (24.65 Billion) Account Usernames And Passwords Have Been Leaked

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Credential abuse is something that happens only to CEOs or very rich people or employees of fortune 500 companies right? Nope. It’s everywhere, and your compromised passwords and usernames are enabling all kinds of cyber criminals to perform all kinds of account takeover (ATO) attacks. 24,649,096,027 account usernames and passwords have been leaked by cyber-threat actors, as of this year. That’s a big number―one that should shake the cyber security community at its core. But despite this number, which increases exponentially each year, and the deluge of reports highlighting the risk of insecure credentials, you still have a friend or an officemate or boss, who’s carefully typing 123,456 into a password field right now.

The Digital Shadow team collated more than 24 billion leaked credentials from the dark web. That’s a 65 percent increase from 2020, likely caused by an enhanced ability to steal credentials through new ransomwares, dedicated malware and social engineering sites, plus improved credential sharing. Within this leaked usernames and passwords, approximately 6.7 billion credentials had a unique username-and-password pairing, indicating that the credential combination was not duplicated across other databases. This number was 1.7 billion more than found in 2020, highlighting the rate of data breach across completely new credential combinations.

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Jun 24, 2022

When Botnets Attack

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, robotics/AI

By Chuck Brooks


Our Growing Digital Connected World — Made For Botnets

There are dire implications of having devices and networks so digitally interconnected when it comes to bot nets. Especially when you have unpatched vulnerabilities in networks. The past decade has recorded many botnet cyber-attacks. Many who are involved in cybersecurity will recall the massive and high profile Mirai botnet DDoS attack in 2016. Mirai was an IoT botnet made up of hundreds of thousands of compromised IoT devices, It targeted Dyn—a domain name system (DNS) provider for many well-known internet platforms in a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. That DDoS attack sent millions of bytes of traffic to a single server to cause the system to shut down. The Dyn attacks leveraged Internet of Things devices and some of the attacks were launched by common devices like digital routers, webcams and video recorders infected with malware.

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Jun 23, 2022

As chemical fertilizer shortages persist, peecycling — the process of recycling human urine — could increase the yield of nutrient-rich crops

Posted by in categories: chemistry, cybercrime/malcode, food, internet, military, satellites, sustainability

The need to find alternative sources for fertilizer have become urgent as chemical fertilizer shortages from the Ukrainian war threaten countries globally.


A Chinese military analyst suggested countermeasures for the Starlink satellite system developed by Musk’s SpaceX – including ways to hack or destroy the service.

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Jun 23, 2022

China analyst urges possible attacks on Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, Elon Musk, internet, military, satellites

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A Chinese military analyst suggested that Beijing should develop countermeasures for the Starlink satellite system developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX — including ways to hack or even destroy the service during a time of conflict.

In a recent paper published in a China-based academic journal called Modern Defense Technology, analyst Ren Yuanzhen argued that China’s military needs to develop the capability of tracking each of the thousands of satellites set to comprise the Starlink constellations in the coming years.

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Jun 22, 2022

A simple tool to make websites more secure and curb hacking

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, electronics

An international team of researchers has developed a scanning tool to make websites less vulnerable to hacking and cyberattacks.

The black box assessment prototype, tested by engineers in Australia, Pakistan and the UAE, is more effective than existing web scanners which collectively fail to detect the top 10 weaknesses in web applications.

UniSA mechanical and systems engineer Dr. Yousef Amer is one of the co-authors of a new international paper that describes the development of the tool in the wake of escalating global cyberattacks.

Jun 20, 2022

A Synthetic Lattice in a Cold Atomic Cloud

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, particle physics

Defining a fermionic lattice using spin and momentum instead of spatial coordinates opens the door for interacting-fermion simulations with more complex lattice geometries.


Amazon Linux server can be hacked easily. Critical Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Log4j Hotpatch released to fix Log4j vulnerabilities — Vulnerabilities — Information Security Newspaper | Hacking News.

Jun 20, 2022

Amazon Linux server can be hacked easily. Critical Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Log4j Hotpatch released to fix Log4j vulnerabilities

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Vulnerabilities — information security newspaper | hacking news.

Jun 20, 2022

BRATA Android Malware Gains Advanced Mobile Threat Capabilities

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, robotics/AI

Cybercriminals behind BRATA have added more APT capabilities to the Android mobile malware to make their attacks on financial apps even more stealthy.

Jun 20, 2022

More cyber warfare with Russia lies on the horizon

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military

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