Philip Choo

A congruence of factors in India — notably, climate change policies, fuel costs and skyrocketing demand for e-commerce — has set up ideal conditions for startups like all-electric commercial vehicle startup EVage. The startup, which has already supplied five EV trucks to Amazon India’s Delivery Service Partner and plans to provide “in the thousands” more
The assistant principal of a high school in Florida has been charged with aggravated cyber-stalking. Duval County School Board Police arrested 42-year-old Kenyannya Wilcox on Friday over an alleged incident involving her former romantic partner. The defendant’s arrest report alleges that Wilcox was involved in a scheme that aimed to cause “adverse economic impact” to
Ukrainian authorities arrested several suspected ransomware gang affiliates accused of targeting more than 50 companies in Europe and the U.S. The joint operation involved the National Police of Ukraine and its Cyber Police department, along with law enforcement officers from Great Britain and the U.S., and resulted in the arrests of five threat actors. That
The success of Roblox and other user-created gaming experiences like Overwolf have democratized the concept of making games and have taken it into the mainstream. Now, a startup founded by veterans from Unity, Microsoft and EA that is building a new platform for creators to build immersive games, and related communities around like-minded people, is
An Iranian state-sponsored actor has been observed scanning and attempting to abuse the Log4Shell flaw in publicly-exposed Java applications to deploy a hitherto undocumented PowerShell-based modular backdoor dubbed “CharmPower” for follow-on post-exploitation. “The actor’s attack setup was obviously rushed, as they used the basic open-source tool for the exploitation and based their operations on previous
A cyber-attack on the Medical Review Institute of America (MRIoA) may have exposed the personal data of 134,571 individuals. MRIoA, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, said it was “the victim of a sophisticated cyber incident” discovered on November 9, 2021, that resulted in a threat actor’s gaining unauthorized access to its network and exfiltrating
We live online these days, sharing everything from vacation pictures to what we eat for breakfast on the internet. The internet is also useful for daily activities, like buying groceries or paying bills. While it’s convenient to connect with people and complete tasks online, cybercriminals are eager to use the internet to steal financial or
We don’t need no stinkin’ wall power as CES shows off the power and promise of usable long-range wireless charging While wireless charging has been around for some time (like charging my iPhone in my Toyota’s center console), CES is showcasing real power at real distances measured in meters, not centimeters. At one booth I
SMBs and SMEs are increasingly turning to MSSPs to secure their businesses because they simply do not have the resources to manage an effective security technology stack. However, it’s also challenging for MSSPs to piece together an effective but manageable security technology stack to protect their clients, especially at an affordable price point. This is
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) security company Claroty has announced the acquisition of healthcare IoT security business Medigate.  In a statement released January 10, Claroty said the deal would allow it to secure the Extended Internet of Things (XIoT) “by delivering unmatched visibility, protection, and threat detection for all connected organizations via one comprehensive solution.” Medigate, which is headquartered in New York’s
The internet has opened up wonderful new possibilities in our world, making life easier on many levels. You can pay your bills, schedule your next family vacation, and order groceries with the click of a button. While the internet offers many positive benefits, it also has some negatives. Although not entirely used for illicit purposes,
Vodafone Idea said on Tuesday the Indian government will own 35.8% of the company after the third-largest telecom operator’s board approved conversion of dues and spectrum auction instalments into equity. The operator, which is a joint venture between the British giant Vodafone Group and billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla’s conglomerate, owed the government dues of roughly
A police forensics expert has been sent to prison in the UK for downloading thousands of grim images from police computer systems onto his own computer. Darren Collins, 56, of Little Haywood near Stafford, admitted illegally accessing photographs of crime scenes and post-mortem examinations performed on murder victims.  The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Collins “used his digital
Illicit cryptocurrency proceeds nearly doubled in 2021, according to new research by Chainalysis. In a blog post last Thursday, the blockchain analytics vendor reported that “cryptocurrency-based crime hit a new all-time high in 2021” with a 79% increase from 2020. But Chainalysis said the increase was surprisingly low compared with the 567% increase in overall
If there’s a particularly clear picture that’s developed over the past couple of years, it’s that our privacy and our personal identities are worth looking out for. We have your back. And here’s why.  In the U.S., reported cases of identity theft continue to rise. Comparing the first three quarters of 2020 to the first