The biggest global ransomware cyberattack on record has impacted over 130,000 individual computers across over 100 countries in just 48 hours. That figure is an estimate as of Saturday midnight May 13, and will certainly increase over the next few days as more victims are identified. So What Exactly Happened? Victims see a ransom demand... Read More.
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The 32-year-old son of a Russian parliamentarian and an ally to Vladimir Putin has been sentenced to 27 years in prison by the U.S. government for causing damages worth $169 million. Roman Selenev, known as “Track2” in the cybercrime underworld was described as a “pioneer” of credit card data theft. His modus operandi was hacking... Read More.
Zero-day vulnerability is a flaw that hackers can exploit on the same day it’s identified, leaving zero days of warning for the unaware, unsuspecting victims. In the case of Microsoft Word Zero-Day vulnerability, hackers knew about it since at least Nov 2016. Forensics have detected traces linked to attacks on Russian targets in addition to... Read More.
The U.S. Congress has passed the repeal of the broadband carrier privacy rules that required ISPs to seek consumer consent before selling Web browsing and app usage data to advertisers. The law was approved by the Obama administration and scheduled to take effect by the end of this year. It means that ISPs are legally... Read More.
Senior members of the Trump administration have resorted to encrypted communication apps amid email hacking concerns that disrupted Hilary Clinton’s presidential election campaign and exposed sensitive conversations of Democratic National Committee (DNC) members to WikiLeaks. The use of encrypted and disappearing messaging apps at the White House may violate the Presidential Records Act, which necessitates... Read More.
“. .this is the first time this problem has been encountered anywhere in the world,” said acting CIO Steve Hamilton of the Australian Tax office (ATO). Except that maybe it has happened before. It’s a reasonable assumption that he was merely repeating a line that was fed to him by somebody he believed. I wonder... Read More.