12 Feb 2019

US government warns allies about Huawei again

The US government has once again warned some of its allies in Europe not to use Huawei technology. During a visit to Hungary, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that his governments wants to point out the risks of using Huawei equipment, and stated that if governments collocate Huawei equipment near key American

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11 Feb 2019

China’s cybersecurity law update lets state agencies ‘pen-test’ local companies

Recorded Future experts are worried about recent changes to China’s Cybersecurity Law, as these enable government agencies to carry out penetration tests on internet-related companies in China and to copy data discovered during the investigations. Security experts believe that the legal provisions mainly aim to give the Chinese government access to data

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11 Feb 2019

US Law Enforcement Busts Romanian Online Crime Operation

In an international law enforcement operation, the US and various other countries have cooperatively taken down a mostly Romanian cyber crime group that has made millions from US citizens through various online scams in which they advertised non-existent products on platforms like including eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon. The criminals created seller

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11 Feb 2019

40 years later, the many legacies of Iran’s revolution

Today, the Iranian government in Tehran completes their formal 40th anniversary celebration of the revolution that launched the current Islamic Republic. The celebration came with continued anti-American sentiment for the U.S. support of the Shah, although the country’s supreme leader noted that “death to America” chants do not mean “death

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11 Feb 2019

U.S. cargo plane ensnared in weapons scheme to Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has accused the U.S. of financing arms deliveries to “terrorist” groups in the country, after showcasing a crate delivered by a U.S.-owned air freight company that allegedly contained 19 assault weapons, ammunition, military-grade radio antennas, and other items. “This material was destined for criminal groups and terrorist

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11 Feb 2019

Android WARNING: Fake version of popular app STEALS sensitive data from your Google phone

Security researchers with Bitdefender have found the powerful Triout spyware in a fake version of a popular Android app that has been downloaded over 50 million times from the Google Play Store. The malicious version of the app is distributed through third-party app platforms. The researchers expect that Triout will be bundled in more

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11 Feb 2019

US Senators ask DHS to look into US government workers using foreign VPNs

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have asked the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to investigate the potential risks of the use of foreign software for data redirection, such as VPN applications and data proxies, by US government personnel. They are worried that software providers based in countries

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11 Feb 2019

Ebola death toll in DR Congo passes 500, vaccinations proving successful

Although the number of cases continues to grow and the number of deaths have passed 500, the vaccination program against the ongoing ebola outbreak in the North Kivu province of the DRC is proving successful, according to health workers. 76,525 people have reportedly been vaccinated, preventing what the government health

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11 Feb 2019

Refrigeration Systems Used by Supermarkets, Hospitals Left Exposed Online

In a new study that once again confirms the major security issues with Internet of Things (IoT) devices, researchers with Safety Detective have found that threat actors can easily access and remotely control thousands of Internet-connected commercial refrigeration systems. The researchers discovered that remote access to 7,400 refrigeration systems by Scottish

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11 Feb 2019

First clipper malware discovered on Google Play

Researchers with ESET have found a malicious app designed to steal cryptocurrency in the Google Play Store. The app, which mimicked MetaMask, a legitimate service for running Ethereum-supported applications in a browser, has been removed from the Play Store after the researchers alerted Google. The app ran a form of

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