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Was Google hacked?

Google has been hit by a massive global outage that stopped users from accessing virtually every Google service, including Gmail, YouTube, and Google Docs. Users reported an inability to sign in to Gmail; watch videos; access essential documents, and execute simple tasks on the platform. The problems started occurring in early Monday morning, and Google […]

SolarWinds Hack May be Tip of Iceberg, Evidence of Multiple Hacks Found

The United States’ cybersecurity agency says it has evidence of multiple ways in which a massive, months-long software supply chain attack might have infiltrated a wide range of public and private sector systems, in addition to known malware that infected software company SolarWinds. The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released […]

Phishing Campaign Targeted Universities Worldwide

A hacking group targeted 20 universities and schools around the world earlier this year with a series of phishing attacks designed to steal credentials, according to researchers with RiskIQ. The group, which the RiskIQ researchers call “Shadow Academy,” targeted 14 universities and schools within the U.S. between July and October, when fall semester classes were […]

Iranian Hackers Access Unprotected ICS at Israeli Water Facility

A group of Iranian hackers recently posted a video showing how they managed to access an industrial control system (ICS) at a water facility in Israel. According to industrial cybersecurity firm OTORIO, the hackers accessed a human-machine interface (HMI) system that was directly connected to the internet without any authentication or other type of protection. […]

OneClass unsecured S3 bucket exposes PII on more than one million students, instructors

from An unsecured database belonging remote learning platform OneClass has exposed information associated with more than a million students in North America who use the platform to access study guides and educational assistance. “By not securing its users’ data, OneClass has created a goldmine for criminal hackers, jeopardizing the privacy and security of over […]