There Have Been 800-Plus Political Cyberattacks in the Past Year Alone

WASHINGTON — In the past year, political campaigns, parties, and pro-democracy groups around the world have faced more than 800 cyberattacks, according to new data provided to Rolling Stone by tech giant Microsoft. “The threat is real and it’s not stopping,” Tom Burt, a vice president of customer security and trust at Microsoft, tells Rolling …

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Imperva Firewall Breach Exposes Customer API Keys, SSL Certificates

The issue impacts users of the vendor’s Cloud WAF product. Imperva, the security vendor, has made a security breach public that affects customers using the Cloud Web Application Firewall (WAF) product. Formerly known as Incapsula, the Cloud WAF analyzes requests coming into applications, and flags or blocks suspicious and malicious activity. Users’ emails and hashed …

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Discord was down due to Cloudflare outage affecting parts of the web

Popular chat service Discord experienced issues today due to network problems at Cloudflare and a wider internet issue. The app was inaccessible for its millions of users, and even Discord’s website and status pages were struggling. Discord’s problems could be traced to an outage at Cloudflare, a content delivery network. Cloudflare started experiencing issues at …

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Telegram Hit by Powerful DDoS Attack – Blames China

We live in a world where foreign governments are routinely accused of cyber meddling to subvert democratic elections. Is anyone surprised that an authoritarian government is blamed for a massive DDoS attack that shut down Telegram – a key social media channel used to organize dissent and protest? What is perhaps surprising in this case, …

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