Cyber Security

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

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The United States government is teaming up with the University of Chicago to develop a nationwide quantum internet. The network, which would run in parallel with the current internet, could be used to securely send sensitive financial information and data pertaining to matters of national security. If all goes to plan, a functional network could
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Cybersecurity researchers on Thursday revealed security issues in the Android app developed by Chinese drone-maker Da Jiang Innovations (DJI) that comes with an auto-update mechanism that bypasses Google Play Store and could be used to install malicious applications and transmit sensitive personal information to DJI’s servers. The twin reports, courtesy of cybersecurity firms Synacktiv and
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A former Florida tax collector has been indicted on charges of stalking a political opponent and stealing their identity. Federal stalking charges were brought against Lake Mary resident Joel Greenberg in June. The 35-year-old is accused of spreading false information about a political opponent who worked at a Seminole County school. According to the indictment, Greenberg created
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Lazarus Group, the notorious hacking group with ties to the North Korean regime, has unleashed a new multi-platform malware framework with an aim to infiltrate corporate entities around the world, steal customer databases, and distribute ransomware. Capable of targeting Windows, Linux, and macOS operating systems, the MATA malware framework — so-called because of the authors’
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The open letter highlights five security and privacy principles that require heightened attention from videoconferencing services Six data protection and privacy authorities from countries in four continents have addressed an open letter to video teleconferencing (VTC) companies, asking them to re-evaluate how they safeguard the privacy rights and data of citizens around the globe. With people
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A Florida Tax Collector’s Office has blamed malware found on an employee’s computer for a data breach that affected around 450,000 residents of Polk County.  The breach occurred in June at the Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County (TCPC). Information exposed in the attack included Social Security numbers and driver’s license numbers.  In a statement
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday revealed charges against two Chinese nationals for their alleged involvement in a decade-long hacking spree targeting dissidents, government agencies, and hundreds of organizations in as many as 11 countries. The 11-count indictment, which was unsealed on Tuesday, alleges LI Xiaoyu (李啸宇) and DONG Jiazhi (董家志) stole terabytes of
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American multinational corporation Fortinet today announced the acquisition of OPAQ Networks. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. OPAQ is a Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cloud provider based in Herndon, Virginia. The company is known for its Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) cloud solution, designed to protect all kinds of distributed networks, including data centers, branch offices, remote
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The United States Department of Justice has extradited two criminals from the Republic of Cyprus—one is a computer hacker suspected of cyber intrusions and extortion, and the other is a money launderer with known connections to the terrorist organization Hezbollah. Both suspects—Joshua Polloso Epifaniou, 21, a resident of Nicosia, and Ghassan Diab, 37, a citizen
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German law has been deemed inadequate at protecting the constitutional right of German citizens to privacy. The federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe ruled that the extent to which the German police can access people’s internet and cell phone data was unconstitutional and that the country’s privacy laws need to be revised.  Currently, German law enforcement agencies investigating
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Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered a new strain of banking malware that targets not only banking apps but also steals data and credentials from social networking, dating, and cryptocurrency apps—a total of 337 non-financial Android applications on its target list. Dubbed “BlackRock” by ThreatFabric researchers, which discovered the trojan in May, its source code is derived
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ESET researchers lure GMERA malware operators to remotely control their Mac honeypots We’ve recently discovered websites distributing malicious cryptocurrency trading applications for Mac. This malware is used to steal information such as browser cookies, cryptocurrency wallets and screen captures. Analyzing the malware samples, we quickly found that this was a new campaign of what Trend
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Twitter has revealed the true extent of this week’s large-scale cyber-attack that saw the accounts of multiple celebrities compromised.  The social media giant said a total of 130 accounts were targeted as part of a major cybersecurity incident that took place two days ago. Following the attack, what appeared to be a Bitcoin scam was tweeted from