We've rounded up the most important cybersecurity news of the week.
- Team deBridge protocol reported a hacker attack attempt.
- The media told how the Russian Federation established control over the Internet in occupied Kherson.
- Taiwan began using IPFS to protect against cyber attacks.
Whatsapp announces new privacy features
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the introduction of new privacy-focused features to the WhatsApp messenger.
These include the ability to control who can see your «online» status, leave groups without notifying all members, and restrict screenshots of messages.
The media found out how the Russian Federation established control over the Internet in occupied Kherson
A few weeks after Russia occupied Ukrainian Kherson, the Russian military came to the offices of local Internet providers and demanded to give up control over their networks. This was reported by The New York Times.
After that, Kherson mobile and Internet traffic was redirected through Russian networks. Later, they blocked access to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and also closed Ukrainian cellular networks, forcing residents of the region to start using the services of Russian mobile operators.
The publication indicated that a similar situation is observed in other cities occupied by the Russian army.
The authors noted that restricting access to the Internet «is part of the Russian strategy»:
Dive in to learn how these phishing pages work:https://t.co/iBBGRjtcha
— Netskope (@Netskope) August 11, 2022
Employees were sent an SMS purporting to be from the company's IT department asking them to sign in Click the link to reset your password.
Once the attack was identified at Twilio, the security team revoked access to the compromised employee accounts. Nevertheless, the attackers obtained the data of about 125 clients of the firm.
Hackers used similar methods to attack Cloudflare employees, but the attackers were unable to log in to the latter.
Also on ForkLog:
- Dragoma gaming project at Polygon was the victim of a rug pull scheme .
- The Beanstalk Farms team restarted the DeFi protocol four months after the hack.
- Almost all bitcoin exchanges were blocked in Uzbekistan.
- Cybercriminals laundered through the cross-chain bridge RenBridge over $540 million, Elliptic said.
- Curve Finance users lost $573,000 in a front-end attack. Binance later blocked the $450,000 stolen from the protocol.
- Slope denied that the bug in the wallet was linked to the Solana hack.
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