Cyber Security News


  • CVE-2022-0847 aka Dirty Pipe vulnerability in Linux kernel

    March 14, 2022

    Last week, security researcher Max Kellermann discovered a high severity vulnerability in the Linux kernel, which was assigned the designation CVE-2022-0847. It affects the Linux kernels from 5.8 through any version before 5.16.11, 5.15.25 and 5.10.102, and can be used for local privilege escalation. The vulnerability resides in the pipe tool, which is used for ...

  • Utility Cybersecurity: Situational Awareness Cuts Risk

    March 14, 2022

    The electric utility industry is one of the most critical infrastructure industries that highly affect people’s lives and economic activities. The power grids connect the systems of power generation, substation, transmission, and distribution over a wide area. They are going modernized and under threat from nation-state attacks. In the US, Biden’s administration took action to protect ...

  • QNAP warns severe Linux bug affects most of its NAS devices

    March 14, 2022

    Taiwanese hardware vendor QNAP warns most of its Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices are impacted by a high severity Linux vulnerability dubbed ‘Dirty Pipe’ that allows attackers with local access to gain root privileges. The ‘Dirty Pipe’ security bug affects Linux Kernel 5.8 and later versions, even on Android devices. If successfully exploited, it allows non-privileged ...

  • Russia labels Meta an ‘extremist’ organization, bans Instagram

    March 14, 2022

    Russia’s Investigative Committee, the nation’s peak criminal and anti-corruption investigation body, has opened a probe into whether Meta is an extremist organization. The move follows Meta’s decision last week to relax rules about exhortations to commit violence posted to its Facebook and Instagram properties – but only within Ukraine. Facebook’s president of global affairs, Nick Clegg, justified ...

  • Automotive giant Denso confirms hack, Pandora ransomware group takes credit

    March 14, 2022

    Denso has confirmed a cyberattack impacting the firm’s German operations. The company is a global supplier of automotive components, including those developed for autonomous vehicle features, connectivity, and mobility services. Denso says that its technologies are used in “almost all vehicles around the globe.” Clients include Toyota, Honda, General Motors, and Ford. Consolidated revenue in the 2020-2021 ...

  • Spam website set up to reach millions of Russians

    March 12, 2022

    A Norwegian computer expert has created a website enabling anyone to send an email about the war in Ukraine to up to 150 Russian email addresses at a time, so that Russian people have a chance to hear the truth their government is hiding. All over Russia email inboxes are pinging. Millions of messages are being received ...

  • Ukraine: Spam website set up to reach millions of Russians

    March 12, 2022

    A Norwegian computer expert has created a website enabling anyone to send an email about the war in Ukraine to up to 150 Russian email addresses at a time, so that Russian people have a chance to hear the truth their government is hiding. All over Russia email inboxes are pinging. Millions of messages are being received ...

  • Bridgestone Americas confirms ransomware attack, LockBit leaks data

    March 11, 2022

    A cyberattack on Bridgestone Americas, one of the largest manufacturers of tires in the world, has been claimed by the LockBit ransomware gang. The threat actor announced that they will leak all data stolen from the company and launched a countdown timer, which is currently at less than three hours. Bridgestone has tens of production units across ...

  • NetWalker ransomware affiliate extradited to the US for further charges

    March 11, 2022

    The NetWalker ransomware gang affiliate who was sentenced to seven years in prison by Canadian courts at the end of January was extradited to the United States on Wednesday, where he will face further charges related to his participation in the gang. Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, a Canadian citizen, received the Canadian prison sentence after he pleaded guilty ...

  • BNP Paribas bars Russia-based staff from computer systems as cyber attack fears grow

    March 10, 2022

    France’s largest bank BNP Paribas has cut off its Russia-based workforce from its internal computer systems as it seeks to bolster its defences against any potential cyber attack, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The French lender, believed to be the first major bank to have jettisoned staff in Moscow from its ...