15 Oct 2019

Russia moves to fill void left by US in northern Syria

Russia has deployed troops to northeastern Syria in order to prevent a confrontation between Syrian forces and the Turkish troops that have been moving into the area since last week. The Turkish invasion started after US President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of US troops from the area. The Russian

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15 Oct 2019

Apple Mac Hack Warning: North Korea Uses Fake Cryptocurrency Companies To Break Into macOS

The infamous North Korean hacking collective known as Lazarus Group is using a sophisticated new attack technique in order to compromise macOS systems, a security researcher has discovered. In the first stage of the campaign, the threat actors set up a front company, called JMT Trading. The hackers then wrote

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15 Oct 2019

Most expect the risk of privileged user abuse to increase

A new study by Sila and Ponemon Institute found that 62% companies provide employees with user privileges they do not actually need in order to do their job. Moreover, 70% of North Americans believe that as a result of these shortcomings in privileged access management (PAM), employees in their organization

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15 Oct 2019

M6, one of France’s biggest TV channels, hit by ransomware

French media empire M6 Group was hit by ransomware on Saturday, leading to disruptions of its phone and email systems. However, the incident did not impact any of the group’s TV channels, radio stations and film studios, which include M6, the largest private French TV channel. The firm said that

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15 Oct 2019

Tactics of Supply-Chain Attack Group Exposed

Recent research by ESET has uncovered some of the tactics and tools used by the Winnti hacking group that has been carrying out supply-chain attacks against gaming companies since at least 2011. The attackers usually target game developers in order to embed backdoors in video games. In March of this

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15 Oct 2019

Shipping giant Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware

Shipping tech firm Pitney Bowes has suffered a ransomware attack that forced it to take down a great number of internal systems, resulting in major service disruptions. The company said that it “has seen no evidence that customer or employee data has been improperly accessed,” but did not elaborate on

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15 Oct 2019

AI development has major security, privacy and ethical blind spots

A recent survey by O’Reilly sheds light on common risk blind spots of artificial intelligence (AI)/Machine learning (ML) developers. The most glaring oversight is security, with nearly three in four (73%) respondents acknowledging that they do not test their models for security flaws during development. Other issues that are commonly

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15 Oct 2019

Apple responds to reports that it sends user traffic to China’s Tencent

After Apple was accused of bowing down to China by removing the HKmap.live app from its official App Store last week, a series of media reports over the weekend suggested that the tech giant was engaged in other shady behavior related to China. More precisely, the company was accused of

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15 Oct 2019

Microsoft rolls out Windows Tamper Protection for Windows antivirus to keep hackers at bay

Microsoft has added a new security feature called Tamper Protection to Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus solution for modern Windows systems. Tamper Protection is designed to prevent malware from disabling or otherwise tampering with Windows Defender and other Windows security features. According to the tech giant, Tamper Protection blocks “malicious

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15 Oct 2019

Linux SUDO Bug Lets You Run Commands as Root, Most Installs Unaffected

A researcher with Apple has found a security flaw in one of the most important Linux commands, namely the sudo command that is designed to let users execute commands “as root,” i.e. with system privileges. The vulnerability can allow users to run certain commands as root even if they are

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