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Date : Friday 03-05-2019 10:00 ; Friday 10-05-2019 10:00


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− Dark web marketplace Wall Street Market busted by international police
An international bust has led to the shuttering of two dark web 
marketplaces for drugs, weapons, hacked data, hacking tools and other 
illegal goods: the Wall Street Market (WSM) and the Valhalla Market 
(better known by its Finnish name, Silkkitie). and German police 
announced the “double blow” to....

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/05/07/dark-web-marketplace-wall-
street-market-busted-by-international-police/


− Authorities Arrest Administrators of Portal to Dark Web Marketplaces
Two Israeli citizens arrested this week are accused of being the administrators 
of a website that linked to numerous illegal dark web marketplaces.

https://www.securityweek.com/authorities-arrest-
administrators-portal-dark-web-marketplaces/


− Turla Uses Sophisticated Backdoor to Hijack Exchange Mail Servers
The Russia-linked threat group known as Turla has been using a sophisticated 
backdoor to hijack Microsoft Exchange mail servers, ESET reported on Tuesday.

https://www.securityweek.com/turla-uses-sophisticated-backdoor
-hijack-exchange-mail-servers


− Ireland must take heed of Britain’s cyber woes with Huawei - The Irish Times
The recent fallout in the British government over leaks related to Chinese 
telecommunications firm Huawei’s bid to build the UK’s 5G mobile network 
has direct implications for Ireland. The firing of defence secretary Gavin 
Williamson has only served to re-energise a debate on whether giving Huawei....

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/04/26/fingerprint-glitch-in-
passports-swapped-left-and-right-hands/


− Cyberattack Cripples Baltimore's Government Computer Servers
Baltimore’s government on Tuesday rushed to shut down most of its 
computer servers 
after its network was hit by a ransomware virus. Officials believe it 
has not touched
 critical public safety systems.

https://www.securityweek.com/cyberattack-cripples-baltimores-governmen
t-computer-servers


− Over 275 Million Records Exposed by Unsecured MongoDB Database
Once again, a security researcher has found an unprotected database ex
posing the personal data of hundreds of millions of people. The leaky 
database, which had been online since at least April 23, contained 
275,265,298 records of Indian citizens, including their name, gender, 
date of birth, email,....

https://www.oodaloop.com/briefs/2019/05/09/over-275-million-records-ex
posed-by-unsecured-mongodb-database/


− New leaks of Iranian cyber-espionage operations hit Telegram and the Dark Web
News and articles about cyber security, information security, 
vulnerabilities, exploits, patches, releases, software, features, hacks,
laws, spam, viruses, malware, trojans.New leaks of Iranian 
cyber-espionage operations hit Telegram and the Dark Web.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/new-leaks-of-iranian-cyber-espionage-
operations-hit-telegram-and-the-dark-web/


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− Firefox armagg-add-on: Lapsed security cert kills all browser 
extensions, from website password managers to ad blockers. Mozillans 
scramble over the weekend to undo damage On Friday, Mozilla detected a
great disturbance in its Firefox browser, as if millions of voices had
cried out on social media in annoyance.…

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/05/06/mozilla_firefox_add_on_expiry/


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− Northern Ireland generating cyber security knowledge and jobs.
The cyber security industry in Northern Ireland provides employment for
nearly 1,700 people and is on course to generate more than £70m in salaries
each year, according to Máire O’Neill, professor at Queen’s University Belfast

https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252463046/Northern-Ireland-generating
-cyber-security-knowledge-and-jobs 

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