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The U.S. and U.K. on Thursday formally attributed the supply chain attack of IT infrastructure management company SolarWinds with “high confidence” to government operatives working for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR). “Russia’s pattern of malign behaviour around the world – whether in cyberspace, in election interference or in the aggressive operations of their intelligence services
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A man from California has been sent to prison for cyberstalking two people and threatening to murder them unless they performed sex acts on him. US Judge Dolly Gee described the actions of Covina resident Carl De Vera Bennington as “sadistic” and “cruel” before handing him a custodial sentence. One of the victims of 34-year-old Bennington was
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Twitter has banned right-wing provocateur James O’Keefe, creator of political gotcha video producer Project Veritas, for violating its “platform manipulation and spam policy,” suggesting he was operating multiple accounts in an unsanctioned way. O’Keefe has already announced that he will sue the company for defamation. The ban, or “permanent suspension” as Twitter calls it, occurred
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By  Mark WhiteheadGuest Contributor Published: 15 Apr 2021 In recent years, boards of directors have become more interested in understanding their organizations’ level of risk and whether their CISO and security teams are doing everything they can to defend against potential threats. In fact, according to the recent Gartner 2021 Board of Directors Survey, cybersecurity
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Let’s Make Security Easy I’ve been hearing a lot lately about tech and information overload, which is understandable given that the average U.S. household now has access to more than ten devices. (No wonder we are all spending more time online!) While technology allows us to be incredibly productive and connected, it can make our
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently addressed two security vulnerabilities in its messaging app for Android that could have been exploited to execute malicious code remotely on the device and even compromise encrypted communications. The flaws take aim at devices running Android versions up to and including Android 9 by carrying out what’s known as a “man-in-the-disk” attack
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Cyber-attackers are believed to be targeting school districts in the New Jersey county of Somerset. Security incidents that occurred in the county over the past week caused day-long school closures at two educational establishments. Schools in Bernards were closed on April 7 and Hillsborough schools were shuttered on April 12 following suspected cyber-attacks.  Computer systems and staff voicemail
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Coinbase makes an impressive public debut, Dell spins out VMware and Ford announces a new hands-free driving system. This is your Daily Crunch for April 14, 2021. The big story: Coinbase goes public Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase went public today via direct listing at an opening price of $381 per share, climbing to nearly $430 before
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By What is the network layer? Located at Layer 3 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communications model, the primary function of the network layer is to move data into and through other networks. Network layer protocols accomplish this goal by packaging data with correct network address information, selecting the appropriate network routes and forwarding
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Wire, the end-to-end encrypted messaging app and service, has raised a $21 million Series B funding round led by UVC Partners. As the company said a couple of years ago, the company is focusing on the enterprise market more than ever. While Wire started as a consumer app, it never managed to attract hundreds of
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The McAfee Advanced Threat Research team today published the McAfee Labs Threats Report: April 2021. In this edition, we present new findings in our traditional threat statistical categories – as well as our usual malware, sectors, and vectors – imparted in a new, enhanced digital presentation that’s more easily consumed and interpreted. Historically, our reports
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A teenager from upstate New York has killed himself after experiencing cyber-bullying and online blackmail.   The family of 15-year-old Riley K. Basford say he was tricked into sharing “personal” images over social media by a scammer posing as Basford’s girlfriend.  After obtaining the sensitive images, the scammer threatened to share them online and send them
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Online trading and discount brokerage platform Upstox has become the latest Indian company to suffer a security breach of its systems, resulting in the exposure of sensitive information of approximately 2.5 million users on the dark web. The leaked information includes names, email addresses, dates of birth, bank account information, and about 56 million know
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Professional sports teams in the United Kingdom have stopped posting on social media in a bid to raise awareness of online abuse.  Soccer clubs including Birmingham City, Swansea City, and Rangers are taking part in a week-long boycott of all their social media platforms.  Swansea led the way, with the club’s official social media accounts falling silent
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Northrop Grumman hit a new milestone in extending the life of active spacecraft as a purpose-built spacecraft, MEV-2, docking with Intelsat’s IS-10-02 satellite to give it another 5 years of life. It’s a strong demonstration of the possibilities in a growing field of orbital servicing operations. MEV-2 launched in August and matched the orbit of
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Microsoft Exchange Server is a widely used email server application. Many utilities, as well as supporting tools and aids, have been developed for it. Considering how important email is to any organization, maintaining a secure Exchange server is an essential activity. Zero-day vulnerabilities on Exchange Server — not Exchange Online — that were exploited by
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For organizations that deal with the defense infrastructure – cybersecurity is more than just a buzzword. Recently the US Department of Defense (DoD) created a new certification process – the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certificate (CMMC) – to ensure that all its vendors and contractors follow established best cybersecurity practices. For organizations that work along the
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Canada’s leading provider of laboratory diagnostic information and digital health connectivity systems today announced the launch of a new Vulnerability Disclosure Program (VDP). LifeLabs Medical Laboratory started the VDP program with the intention of strengthening cybercrime detection technology across its online tools, apps, and solutions. “Our goal is to continue to innovate and lead the health
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Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about Clubhouse’s slowing user growth. Well, this week news broke that they had been in talks with Twitter for a $4 billion acquisition, so it looks like they’re still pretty desirable. This week, I’m talking about a story I published a couple