26 Aug 2019

Why the CIA doesn’t spy on the UAE

The United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) does not spy on the government of the United Arab Emirates even though that country’s affiliations and actions on the world stage do not always align with US interests, former CIA officials warn. For instance, the UAE finances Libyan renegade military commander Khalifa

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26 Aug 2019

Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after Palestinian rocket fire: Army

Israel on Monday carried out airstrikes on Hamas military targets in the Gaza Strip, the country’s military said, adding that the operation was a response to three rockets launched “from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.” However, Hamas denied that it or any other Palestinian faction had carried out rocket

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26 Aug 2019

A top NASA astronaut is accused of hacking her estranged spouse’s bank account from space

A top NASA astronaut may have committed the first crime in space by hacking into the bank account of her estranged spouse from the International Space Station earlier this year. Astronaut Anne McClain and her wife Summer Worden are in the process of ending their marriage, while fighting over the custody

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26 Aug 2019

Cybersecurity alert: 34% of vulnerabilities found this year remain unpatched

In the first six months of this year, there were over 4,000 fewer entries in the common vulnerabilities and exploits (CVE) database, a new report by Risk Based Security shows. However, the study warns that 34% of the more than 11,000 security flaws that were reported, haven’t been patched yet.

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26 Aug 2019

Hacker Claims He Can ‘Turn Off 25,000 Cars’ At The Push Of A Button

Security researchers with Pen Test Partners were in a position to lock down 25,000 vehicles after they found a critical vulnerability in the SmarTrack immobilizer designed to let car owners remotely shut down their car to prevent criminals from starting the engine. The vulnerability, which has been patched, was relatively

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26 Aug 2019

Flaws in Cellphone Evidence Prompt Review of 10,000 Verdicts in Denmark

The Danish Ministry of Justice will need to review 10,700 court cases dating back to 2012 to check if innocent people may have been convicted due to the use of erroneous cell phone location data by Danish prosecutors. Earlier this year, two serious flaws were discovered in the IT system

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26 Aug 2019

80 Charged in Massive BEC Operation Bust

The US Department of Justice has indicted a whopping 80 people over their alleged participation in a massive cyber fraud operating that stole millions from businesses and individuals via business email compromise (BEC) and romance scams. Most of the defendants are Nigerian nationals that were based in Nigeria, the US

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26 Aug 2019

Hackers are actively trying to steal passwords from two widely used VPNs

Security researchers are warning that threat actors have begun scanning the web for servers vulnerable to flaws affecting two highly popular VPN solutions. By exploiting vulnerable servers, hackers could steal login credentials , encryption keys and other sensitive information belonging to users of Fortigate VPN and Pulse Secure VPN. The

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26 Aug 2019

Hostinger resets customer passwords after security incident

Hosting provider and domain registrar Hostinger has experienced a security breach impacting millions of customers. A threat actor recently hacked into an internal server, which ultimately allowed them to make “API calls affecting information about Clients.” The API calls were made against a massive database containing the personal data of

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26 Aug 2019

Instagram Phishing Emails Use Fake Login Warning Baits

Threat actors are targeting Instagram users with a relatively believable phishing scam that warns people about login attempts for their account and urges them to confirm their identity by entering what looks like a two-factor authentication (2FA) code on a sign-in page for which the URL has been provided. If

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