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Daily news – February 3, 2022 a.m.

AFRICA Artificial intelligence creeps on to the African Battlefield. Nathaniel Allen, Marian “Ify” Okpali, Brookings: Even as the world’s leading militaries race to adopt artificial intelligence in anticipation of future great power war, security forces in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions are opting for a more measured approach. In Africa, AI is gradually making its […]

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Daily news – February 1, 2022 p.m.

Afghanistan  A House Divided: The SCO’s Afghanistan Conundrum (Ayjaz Wani, Observer Research Foundation): Separatism, extremism, and terrorism originating in Afghanistan compelled the neighbouring countries to form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in 2001. However, instead of presenting a united front, the SCO is rife with disagreements. Increased divergences and mistrust among the members have helped […]

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Cyberattack on ICRC exposes data on 515,000 vulnerable people (Al Jazeera)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says there has been a hacking attack on its data servers that compromised confidential information on more than half a million vulnerable people. The Geneva-based agency said on Wednesday the breach by unknown intruders this week affected data on more than 515,000 people “including those separated from […]

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Why the FTC is telling companies to patch Log4j vulnerabilities (Riana Pfefferkorn, Brookings)

For cybersecurity workers, 2021 ended with a bang. On Dec. 9, a severe zero-day vulnerability was publicly disclosed in Log4j, a widely used Java logging utility. Dubbed Log4Shell, the flaw allowed an attacker to remotely gain control of a vulnerable device that used the utility. Given Java’s ubiquity, this meant that hundreds of millions of devices were […]

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Cyber security, lo stato dell’arte in Italia e Ue: traguardi raggiunti e prossimi step (Luisa Franchina, Agenda Digitale)

L’Italia e l’Europa hanno raggiunto traguardi importanti in termini di sicurezza informatica nel 2021. Basti pensare, nel nostro Paese, alla pervenuta operatività dell’Agenzia per la Sicurezza Nazionale Cibernetica a un anno dal suo annuncio. Ecco quindi cosa aspettarsi dal 2022 Cyber security, lo stato dell’arte in Italia e Ue: traguardi raggiunti e prossimi step – […]

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Cybersecurity, Commissione europea: “Ecco la nostra risposta coordinata” (Lorena Boix Alonso, Leonardo De Vizio, Agenda Digitale)

Un piano europeo di risposta alle crisi, un meccanismo comune di coordinamento tra le differenti comunità cyber e l’introduzione di un sistema di mutua assistenza in risposta ad incidenti cyber: sono questi i tasselli mancanti per completare il quadro Ue. Cybersecurity, Commissione europea: “Ecco la nostra risposta coordinata” – Agenda Digitale

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Portugal’s Impresa media outlets hit by hackers (Reuters)

The websites of one of Portugal’s biggest newspapers and of a major broadcaster, both owned by the country’s largest media conglomerate Impresa, were down on Monday after being hit by a hacker attack over the weekend. Portugal’s Impresa media outlets hit by hackers | Reuters

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Conti ransomware gang exploits Log4Shell bug in its operations (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Conti ransomware gang is the first professional race that leverages Log4Shell exploit to compromise VMware vCenter Server installs. The ransomware group used the exploit to target internal devices that are not protected. Conti ransomware gang exploits Log4Shell bug in its operationsSecurity Affairs

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Phorpiex botnet is back, in 2021 it $500K worth of crypto assets (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Experts at Check Point Research have monitored the resurgence of the Phorpiex botnet, an old threat that was involved in sextortion spam campaigns, crypto-jacking, cryptocurrency clipping (substituting the original wallet address saved in the clipboard with the attacker’s wallet address during a transaction) and ransomware attacks in the past. Phorpiex botnet is back, in 2021 it […]

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PseudoManuscrypt, a mysterious massive cyber espionage campaign (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Kaspersky researchers reported that tens of thousands of devices belonging to industrial and government organizations worldwide have been hit by the PseudoManuscrypt spyware. PseudoManuscrypt, a mysterious massive cyber espionage campaignSecurity Affairs  

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Meta bans ‘cyber-mercenaries’ that targeted 50,000 people (Al Jazeera)

Meta, Facebook’s parent company, has banned several “cyber-mercenary” groups thought to have been offering surveillance services aimed at activists, dissidents and journalists worldwide. The social media giant said on Thursday it had begun warning about 50,000 people it believed may have come under scrutiny across more than 100 nations. Meta bans ‘cyber-mercenaries’ that targeted 50,000 […]

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Multiple Nation-State actors are exploiting Log4Shell flaw (Pierluigi Paganini, Security Affairs)

Microsoft researchers reported that Nation-state actors from China, Iran, North Korea, and Turkey are now abusing the Log4Shell (CVE-2021-44228) in the Log4J library in their campaigns. Some of the groups exploiting the vulnerability are China-linked Hafnium and Iran-linked Phosphorus, the former group is using the flaw to attack virtualization infrastructure, the latter to deploy ransomware. Multiple Nation-State actors are exploiting […]