Cyber Security

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

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Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, according an alert issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CNN reported on May 20. In a copy of the alert obtained by CNN, DHS said, “The United States government has strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data
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During Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday cycle, a security advisory was released for a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). What was unique in this particular patch cycle was that Microsoft produced a fix for Windows XP and several other operating systems, which have not been supported for security updates in years. So why the
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Complying with a request by US authorities, Ecuadorian officials are preparing to hand over documents that are reportedly the entire legal defense against Julian Assange, compiled during the time he has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to WikiLeaks. “On Monday Ecuador will perform a puppet show at the embassy of Ecuador
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A few days before the doors opened on SAP Sapphire Now 2019, SAP customers were likely alarmed by a Reuters headline that their systems are vulnerable to hackers. The SAP exploit was not new, but the potential damage to SAP systems and data was considerable. Onapsis Inc., a Boston-based security and compliance monitoring software company,
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by John E Dunn Arrests in Europe and the US appear to have ended the cybercrime careers of the gang behind the GozNym banking malware. According to Europol, which coordinated the pursuit of 10 people in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Bulgaria, Germany and the US, GozNym stole $100 million by infecting 41,000 devices around the world
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A recent survey found that to gain counterintelligence the vast majority of organizations would allow an attacker to take decoy files rather than stop an attack in progress, according to the latest International Cyber Benchmark Index from the Neustar International Security Council (NISC). A reported one in five companies are currently employing forensic investigations, as
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by Lisa Vaas Six people have been indicted for allegedly being SIM card swappers who stole victims’ identities and their cryptocurrency, and three mobile phone company employees have been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes to help them steal subscribers’ identities. On Thursday, federal prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan
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The two people who sat down in reception without an appointment would not leave the startup’s office until the end of the day. Two months later, a letter followed informing the company it had been suspended from the United Kingdom’s register of licensed sponsors, the database of companies the government has approved to employee foreign
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Slack users have been urged to upgrade their applications and clients to the most recent version, 3.4.0, after Tenable researcher David Wells discovered a new vulnerability that would allow an attacker to share malicious hyperlinks that could alter where a victim’s files were stored. Wells discovered a download hijack vulnerability in Slack Desktop version 3.3.7 for Windows.