Showing posts with category "cyber security"

Israeli police under fire for alleged use of Pegasus spyware

Israeli police under fire — Israel’s parliament will seek an explanation from police about the force’s reported use of a controversial hacking tool against citizens of the country, a senior legislator has said. Without citing sources, the Calcalist financial daily said on Tuesday police have possessed the Pegasus spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group – […]

January 19, 2022
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REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia

REvil ransomware gang — Authorities in Russia say they have dismantled the ransomware crime group REvil and charged several of its members.The United States had offered a reward of up to $10m (£7.3m) for information leading to the gang members, following ransomware attacks. Russia’s intelligence bureau FSB said the group had “ceased to exist”.However, it […]

January 17, 2022
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Hackers Could Make Dangerous AI Safer

Hackers Could Make Dangerous AI Safer — A new kind of community is needed to flag dangerous deployments of artificial intelligence, argues a policy forum published today in Science. This global community, consisting of hackers, threat modelers, auditors, and anyone with a keen eye for software vulnerabilities, would stress-test new AI-driven products and services. Scrutiny […]

December 10, 2021
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Chinese Cybersecurity Firm Qihoo 360 Says It Has Built Crypto Mining Monitoring Software to Support Crackdown

Chinese cybersecurity giant Qihoo 360 said in a WeChat post on Tuesday that it has built a system to monitor crypto mining operations, which will assist the government’s crackdown on the industry. The monitoring system is aimed at government agencies and companies that want to comply with China’s latest crackdown on crypto mining. The software […]

December 1, 2021
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cyber security

Panasonic develops cyber security system for internet-connected cars

Panasonic develops cyber security system — Panasonic develops a cyber security system — Panasonic Corp is aiming to introduce a security system it has developed for automakers to prevent cyberattacks amid the launch of more vehicles that offer various services via the internet. The new system will see a software installed in internet-connected cars to […]

November 24, 2021
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Microsoft Says HTML Smuggling Attacks On The Rise

HTML Smuggling Attacks — Microsoft says it has observed an increase in the use of HTML smuggling in malicious attacks distributing remote access Trojans (RATs), banking malware, and other malicious payloads. HTML smuggling leverages HTML5/JavaScript for the download of files onto a victim machine, which in this case of these attacks is an encoded malicious […]

November 15, 2021
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Israeli Spyware Firm NSO Group Could Soon Be Spilling Its Secrets

Israeli Spyware Firm NSO Group — It’s a lawsuit WhatsApp originally filed in 2019, accusing the Israeli software surveillance firm NSO Group of hacking and spying on more than a thousand WhatsApp users. But while much of the case has remained shrouded in mystery, a new decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allowing […]

November 9, 2021
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Russia Behind 58% of Detected State-Backed Hacks: Microsoft

Russia Behind 58% of Detected State-Backed Hacks – Russia accounted for most state-sponsored hacking detected by Microsoft over the past year, with a 58% share, mostly targeting government agencies and think tanks in the United States, followed by Ukraine, Britain, and European NATO members, the company said. The devastating effectiveness of the long-undetected SolarWinds hack […]

October 7, 2021
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Lithuania Cybersecurity Agency Warns Against Use of Chinese Made Phones

Chinese Made Phones – Lithuanian cybersecurity experts are urging the country’s government agencies to abandon the use of Chinese smartphone brands after an investigation identified security vulnerabilities and censorship concerns with certain devices. Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Center said it found four major cybersecurity risks for devices made by Huawei and Xiaomi, including two relating […]

September 27, 2021
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cyber security

Telegram Is Becoming A New Dark Web for Cyber Criminals

Telegram Is Becoming A New Dark Web for Cyber Criminals – Telegram has exploded as a hub for cybercriminals looking to buy, sell, and share stolen data and hacking tools, new research shows, as the messaging app emerges as an alternative to the dark web. An investigation by cyber intelligence group Cyberint, together with the […]

September 17, 2021
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cyber security

A New Era of Cybersecurity Is Emerging – and It’s One of the Most Profitable Movements of the Next Five Years

New Era of Cybersecurity – Cybersecurity now means a lot more than just running McAfee (NASDAQ:MCFE) antivirus software on your desktop computer. Defending ourselves from cyber-intruders has become a way of life that encompasses almost every facet of our daily existence. Last week, in response to the recent cybersecurity attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and […]

September 5, 2021
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cyber security

Google Users Warned to Delete Chrome

Google users have been warned to delete Chrome now after a shocking tracking admission from the search giant. Chrome has reportedly fallen behind rival browsers in protecting users from tracking and data harvesting, even after a recent update. Google reportedly admitted that web tracking on its Chrome browser resulted in “an erosion of trust … […]

August 29, 2021
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cyber security