18 Apr 2019

Peace talks postponed as Taliban objects to size of Afghan delegation

The Taliban has postponed a meeting with politicians and civil society representatives from Afghanistan over issues with the size and composition of the delegation that counted 250 members. The delegation included people working for the Afghan government, which the Taliban said was not in accordance with a list of members

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18 Apr 2019

Facebook uploaded 1.5 million people’s email contacts without permission

On Wednesday, a new chapter was added to the seemingly never-ending story of Facebook privacy snafus when the social media giant admitted that the email contacts of up to 1.5 millions users were “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook when they created their account.” Ironically, the discovery was made when the company

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18 Apr 2019

Cyber-security firm Verint hit by ransomware

Anyone looking for proof that ransomware is a threat to any and every organization needs to look no further than the latest news regarding US cybersecurity firm Verint, because the company’s Israeli offices where the target of a ransomware attack earlier this week. That’s right, threat actors actually went after

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17 Apr 2019

How China weaponizes overseas arms sales

Although China still lags behind the US in terms of arms exports, the country is exporting more weapons to an increasing number of countries as part of its strategy to increase its influence across the globe while challenging that of the United States. China’s arms exports have increased dramatically over

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17 Apr 2019

Shelling kills four in Tripoli as UN debates Libya ceasefire

The Libyan National Army (LNA) of renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar carried out heavy shelling on Tripoli Tuesday night as part of a campaign to overthrow the internationally recognized Libyan government. At least four people were killed due to the shelling. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) negotiated

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17 Apr 2019

Breaking Down The Wipro Breach — And What It Means For Supply Chain Security

Various reports suggest that Indian IT outsourcing and consulting services giant Wipro has experienced a significant breach affecting some of the companies it provides services to. Krebs On Security first reported the breach, based on accounts from various sources claiming that state-backed hackers had been lurking on Wipro’s network for

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17 Apr 2019

Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site: U.S. researchers

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is warning that satellite images from last week indicate renewed activity at Yongbyon, a site at the heart of North Korea’s nuclear program. According to the Washington-based think tank, the current activity resembles that of “the movement of radioactive material or reprocessing

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17 Apr 2019

Meet Scranos: New Rootkit-Based Malware Gains Confidence

Researchers with Bitdefender are tracking a new sophisticated rootkit-based malware dubbed “Scranos” that is targeting systems in order to steal data. When Scranos was detected in December of 2018, it mainly went after targets in China and other Asian countries. However, the campaign began to spread globally at the end

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17 Apr 2019

Washington will not remove Sudan from terror list while military rules: U.S. official

Now that Omar al-Bashir, the dictator who ruled Sudan for 30 years, has been ousted by the Sudanese military, the United States is not planning to remove the country from its list of terrorism sponsors. According to a US official, such a move will not be considered until “there is

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17 Apr 2019

Over 80% of All Phishing Attacks Targeted U.S. Organizations

PhishLabs’ latest annual report on phishing trends shows that the vast majority of phishing campaigns (84%) targeted US organizations in 2018. In 2017 the number was slightly higher (85%). However, the overall number of phishing attacks increased by a whopping 40,9% between 2017 and 2018. Organizations in the financial sector

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