Cyber Security

This is where news and updates on Cyber Security are published on a daily basis.

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US officials have confirmed their intention to formally extradite Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou from Canada to face criminal charges, according to reports. Meng, who is also the daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested in Vancouver on December 1 last year at the request of Washington. A statement from the Department of Justice confirmed that
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Okta, the Nasdaq-listed cloud identity management company, has recruited former Charles Schwab chief marketing officer Becky Saeger to its board of directors. The latest appointment comes one month after the company named Shellye Archambeau, former chief executive officer of MetricStream, to its board. Saeger becomes Okta’s third female board member. Michelle Wilson, a former senior
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Three dark web drug dealers have been sentenced to a total of over 43 years for supplying hundreds of customers worldwide with notorious opioid fentanyl. Jake Levene, 22, Lee Childs, 45, and Mandy Christopher Lowther, 21, were sentenced last week at Leeds Crown Court after pleading guilty to exporting and supplying class A drugs. The
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TaxScouts, the U.K. “tax preparation” startup founded by TransferWise and Marketinvoice alumni, has created some new paperwork of its own. The London-based company has raised £1.2 million in seed funding. Leading the new round is SpeedInvest, with participation from Finch Capital and SeedCamp. It adds to £300,000 in pre-seed investment that TaxScouts announced six months
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On Monday, January 21, McAfee will join millions across the globe to recognize the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To honor the achievements of Dr. King, our McAfee African-Heritage Community (MAHC) members recently shared memorable lines from King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech that he delivered at the Lincoln Memorial
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AIESEC, a non-profit that bills itself as the “world’s largest youth-run organization,” exposed more than four million intern applications with personal and sensitive information on a server without a password. Bob Diachenko, an independent security researcher, found an unprotected Elasticsearch database containing the applications on January 11, a little under a month after the database
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Global firms could lose over $5tr to cybercrime over the next five years, a new Accenture study has warned. The consulting giant interviewed over 1700 CEOs and other C-suite executives to compile its report, Securing the Digital Economy: Reinventing the Internet for Trust. It claimed that as businesses become more dependent on complex web-based models, their
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The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for Bukalapak, a billion-dollar company helping street stall traders to tap the internet, so Warung Pintar, another startup helping digitize the country’s vendors, has pulled in $27.5 million for growth. Bukalapak
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As the cybersecurity landscape evolves to match new trends in technology, it’s important for consumers to prioritize the protection of their online presence. That means remaining aware of the internet’s more common cyberthreats, including malware, phishing, and data breaches, and how they could potentially affect you. And while most of us already know about the
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Malicious code was lurking about in two different apps within the Google Play store, according to researchers at Trend Micro who have disclosed that they discovered a banking Trojan in what seemed like legitimate apps. Both the currency converter and the battery-saving app have been removed from Google Play, but not before they were downloaded thousands
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Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – bypassing the roadshow process and avoiding at least some of Wall
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The new year is a time for resolutions and promises of change, so much so that even malware has returned from a bit of time off with some new features, including a new Flash exploit, according to Malwarebytes head of investigations, Jérôme Segura. The Fallout exploit kit (EK) took a little respite over the first few
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by John E Dunn The Have I Been Pwned? (HIBP) website has revealed another huge cache of breached email addresses and passwords discovered last week circulating among criminals. Named “Collection #1”, its statistics are as impressive as they are worrying: 87GB of data, 12,000 files, and 1.16 billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.