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Cybersecurity researchers today took the wraps off a new sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign directed against aerospace and military organizations in Europe and the Middle East with an aim to spy on key employees of the targeted firms and, in some case, even to siphon money. The campaign, dubbed “Operation In(ter)ception” because of a reference to “Inception”
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The Department of Homeland Security and CISA ICS-CERT will today issue a critical security advisory warning about over a dozen newly discovered vulnerabilities affecting billions of Internet-connected devices manufactured by over 500 vendors across the globe. Dubbed “Ripple20,” the set of 19 vulnerabilities resides in a low-level TCP/IP software library developed by Treck, which, if
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Nearly half (46%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regularly share confidential files via email, including financial and employee data in spreadsheets, according to a new study from the Lanop Accountancy Group. This is despite the fact that 60% have not upgraded their organizations’ cybersecurity capabilities since shifting to remote working during COVID-19. In a survey
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Atlassian solutions are widely used in the software development industry. Many teams practicing agile software development rely on these applications to manage their projects. Issue-tracking application Jira, Git repository BitBucket, continuous integration and deployment server Bamboo, and team collaboration platform Confluence are all considered to be proven agile tools. Considering how popular agile has become,
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Chinese internet giant ByteDance has announced plans to discontinue two of its apps in India, its biggest overseas market, and urged its users to move to TikTok. Vigo Video and Vigo Lite, two apps that allow users to create and share short-form sketches and lip-syncing to Bollywood songs, posted a message early Monday (local time)
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Rajat Bhageria Contributor We were promised robots everywhere — fully autonomous robots that will drive our cars end-to-end, clean our dishes, drive our freight, make our food, pipette and do our lab work, write our legal documents, mow the lawn, balance our books and even clean our houses. And yet instead of Terminator or WALL-E
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A high-performance submarine cable is being built to enhance communications in the Asia Pacific region.  Stretching 9,400 kilometers, the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) will connect China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The ADC has been designed to enable vast amounts of data to be transmitted across the
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A team of cybersecurity researchers today outed a little-known Indian IT firm that has secretly been operating as a global hackers-for-hire service or hacking-as-a-service platform. Based in Delhi, BellTroX InfoTech allegedly targeted thousands of high-profile individuals and hundreds of organizations across six continents in the last seven years. Hack-for-hire services do not operate as a
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The latest Patch Tuesday knocks out a record-high number of vulnerabilities, including new bugs in the SMB protocol Microsoft has released a new batch of regular security updates for Windows and other supported software. With fixes for a whopping 129 vulnerabilities, including 11 rated as critical, the latest Patch Tuesday is the bulkiest on record.
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The life of a Houston business owner has been threatened after cyber-criminals hacked into her company’s social media account and posted racist messages. Founder and CEO of Infinity Diagnostics Center Jessica Hatch said her company’s Instagram account was compromised on Thursday afternoon by an unknown malicious hacker. After gaining access to the account, the threat actor uploaded
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Watch out for attacks attempting to take advantage of the lockdown-induced surge in mobile banking use As the use of mobile banking apps surges during COVID-19 lockdowns, so does the risk that these platforms will be exploited by cybercriminals, warns the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Citing estimates by US financial technology providers, the Bureau’s online