Archive | June 23, 2020

MAGNITUDE 5.9 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA #earthquake #Minahasa #Sulawesi #Indonesia


Subject to change

Depth: 100 km

Distances: 758 km NE of Makassar, Indonesia / pop: 1,322,000 / local time: 15:43:27.4 2020-06-23

86 km SE of Gorontalo, Indonesia / pop: 145,000 / local time: 15:43:27.4 2020-06-23

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Twitter hack: Social media giant suffers ‘huge’ billing information data breach #Twitter #Hacked #CyberAttack

Cyber Attack Alert

In a message to business owners on the platform, Twitter reported a data breach while using its advertisement and analytics platform. This meant that prior to May 20, 2020 certain details would be stored within a web browser’s cache. Web cache is whereby documents or information of the pages a user has visited are stored on the web browser.

In a message to sent to business owners on the platform, Twitter said: “We are writing to let you know of a data security incident that may have involved your personal information on ads.twiiter and analytics.twitter.

“We became aware of an issue that meant that prior to May 20, 2020, if you viewed your billing information on ads.twitter or analytics.twitter the billing information may have been stored in the browser’s cache.

“Examples of that information include, email address, phone number, last four digits of cour credit card number.”

It is not clear how many businesses were affected by the security breach.

While there has been no confirmation as to whether this was a technical breach or sophisticated attack, cyber-attacks have increased during the coronavirus lockdown.

According to the data from cybersecurity company, Darktrace, attacks aimed at home workers increased from 12 percent of malicious email to more than 60 in May.

The attacks were aimed at exploiting the uncertainty of businesses amid and employees amid the virus pandemic.

Other attacks have also pinpointed those using platform such as Zoom.

JUST IN: China accused of ‘plotting mass terrorist cyber attacks ‘

He said: “Russia and other countries – and indeed non-state actors – see the challenges that Covid has created and are trying to exploit it.

“And we’re making sure we have got the resilience, the defence and the capabilities to prevent them from doing so.

“We certainly know Russia is engaged systematically in misinformation and propaganda, through cyber and other ways.

“Others engage in the same too, China and Iran, but I don’t think it had any outcome on the electoral process in the UK.”

Courtesy of financial-press.uk

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Coronavirus: German county forced back into lockdown after outbreak at abattoir #COVID19 #coronavirus #Guetersloh #Germany #pandemic #quarantine #emergency

Coronavirus Alert

A county in Germany’s most populous state has been placed back into lockdown after a coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse.

More than 1,500 people from the Toennies plant in the Guetersloh county tested positive for COVID-19.

The abattoir previously said it had stopped slaughtering on Wednesday and was shutting down in stages.

Armin Laschet, the governor of the North Rhine-Westphalia region, which contains Cologne and Dusseldorf, said that residents in Guetersloh county should only have contact with their own household, or one person from outside.

Mr Laschet added that cinemas, bars and gyms would also close in an effort to contain the outbreak, but that restaurants could continue to serve people from the same household.

Schools and child care centres were closed last week as a result of the initial outbreak.

The localised lockdown comes after the country’s R number rocketed to 2.88, meaning the virus is thought to be spreading exponentially.

The governor said that the new measures will be lifted on 30 June, provided that the situation improves, but did not give any detail on how success will be measured.

Germany has been widely praised for its response to the coronavirus pandemic, after implementing testing, tracing and hospital preparation measures.

Courtesy of Sky News

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VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM 25th June 2020 Ongoing For Several Days #magnetosphere #energy #CosmicRays

**URGENT**
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VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE FROM 25th June 2020 Ongoing For Several Days. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

**BE ALERT**