05 Dec 2019

Ransomware attack hits major US data center provider

CyrusOne, one of the biggest data center providers in the US, suffered a ransomware attack yesterday. CyrusOne is currently working with law enforcement and forensic firms to investigate, as well as working with customers to restore data lost. The ransomware attack was caused by a version of the REvil ransomware,

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05 Dec 2019

Macron pension reform: France paralyzed by biggest national strike in years

A nationwide strike in France has severely disrupted daily activity, including schools and transportation, as workers protest an increase in retirement age with the consequence of reduced pensions. School and transportation employees joined with police, lawyers, and hospital staff for a walkout that may include millions of people. This may

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05 Dec 2019

Hacker Accessed Private Reports on HackerOne

Last week, an online exchange about a bug bounty report that a hacker submitted to HackerOne, a news aggregator, resulted in a hacker accessing private reports after an analyst’s security cookie was shared. The analyst copied a cURL command from a browser and sent it to the hacker without removing

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05 Dec 2019

Pentagon Unveils Which Bases Will House Large-Scale 5G Experiments

The Pentagon has released information that the Hill Air Force Base in Utah and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Georgia will house 5G experiments. In Utah, the focus lies in 5G dynamic spectrum sharing, aiming to protect US activity across the domain. In Georgia, projects will focus on smart

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05 Dec 2019

Artificial Fingerprint Ring Could Combat Biometric Data Theft

Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, Swedish 3D accessory designer Benjamin Waye, and creative agency Archetype have teamed up to create a ring that could provide an alternative option to using human fingerprints. The ring could also solve the issue of what to do if your biometric data is stolen. The jewelry consists

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05 Dec 2019

Iran Has Launched ‘Malicious’ New Malware That Wipes Windows Computers, Warns IBM

IBM found that state-sponsored hacking group APT34 has deployed a new strain of malicious malware aimed at the industrial and energy sectors in the Middle East. APT34 was responsible for a phishing attack using LinkedIn earlier this year, but IBM claims that they are working with another group whose identity

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05 Dec 2019

U.S. warship in Gulf seizes missile parts of suspected Iran origin

On Wednesday, a US Navy warship stopped a boat linked to Iran containing advanced missile parts. The Trump administration has been pressuring Tehran to limit its activities in the Gulf region. The Pentagon confirmed yesterday that on November 25, the US had retrieved the missile components on a stateless vessel,

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05 Dec 2019

U.S. military completes pullback from northeast Syria, Esper says

The US has completed the military pullback in northeastern Syria, leaving only 600 troops in the rest of the country. Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated this could signal an end of the period of tension and uncertainty that was a consequence of US troops in Syria. US President Donald Trump

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04 Dec 2019

EFF warns of ‘one-way mirror’ in the world of corporate online spying

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently published an extensive study that examines techniques used by online service providers to collect and track data on consumers’ personal information and online activities. The report, published on Monday, uncovers corporate surveillance and tracking methods. The EFF found that Facebook uses conversion pixels that

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04 Dec 2019

New macOS Threat Served from Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

Security researchers have reported a new macOS malware that traces back to the malicious North Korean hacking group Lazarus. The threat has a low detection rate and is capable of retrieving a payload from a remote location. Malware researcher Dinesh Devadoss provided a hash for the malware sample that had

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