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On Thursday afternoon, Uber suffered a cyberattack that led the attacker to obtain full access to several of its critical IT systems. Going by what’s known so far, the latest attack seems to be more severe than the attack the company suffered in 2016. Security experts, including senior staff engineer at Yuga Labs, Sam Curry, and Marcus Hutchins of the MalwareTechBlog, said someone posted screenshots of Uber’s admin accounts on AWS and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

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Uber cyber attack: protecting against social engineering

Uber has announced a “cyber security incident”, the culprit of which was found to be an 18-year-old hacker infiltrating employees’ Slack network The threat actor compromised the Slack app, using it to send messages to Uber employees, stating: “I announce I am a hacker and Uber has suffered a data breach”, before listing the databases they had gained access to.

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It’s September 1, 2022, and Jay is starting at his new job. On his first day, his employer asks him to get his own keys cut to access the company building and his offices, writes Julia O’Toole, pictured, CEO of MyCena Security Solutions, an encrypted access management product company.

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Albania suffers second cyber attack in two months, blames Iranian agencies

The Albanian government has suffered a fresh cyber attack allegedly conducted by Iran shortly after the White House condemned the Iranian government for carrying out a previous attack on the country’s public and government service systems in July.

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Days after the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and its Minister of Intelligence for carrying out a cyberattack against Albania in July 2022, the west Asian country struck the European country for the second time.

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