03 Aug 2020

Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

According to an investigation conducted by BBC Persia, the number of COVID-19 deaths in Iran is nearly triple what the government has been reporting. The government’s records state that 42,000 people have died with COVID-19 symptoms as of July 20, whereas the health ministry only reported 14,405 deaths. The number

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03 Aug 2020

State Department Brings Financing Partners to Help Fund Huawei Alternatives

According to the State Department, the US government has already been researching and implementing recommendations from alternate suppliers of 5G equipment after banning the use of Huawei technology due to their ties with the Chinese government. The State Department claims that the US is aiming to match Huawei’s competitive pricing

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03 Aug 2020

Havenly Breach Hits Over 1.3 Million Accounts

Havenly, an interior design, and decor company have become the latest company to suffer from a serious data breach. Well-known dark web trader and vendor ShinyHunters posted the data of nearly 1.4 million Havenly accounts online last week, claiming that the data set was just a portion of a much

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03 Aug 2020

Authorities Arrest Alleged 17-Year-Old ‘Mastermind’ Behind Twitter Hack

A 17-year-old teenager from Florida has been arrested in connection with a recent Twitter hack that targeted verified accounts and high profile individuals. The teen was allegedly the mastermind behind the attack, which raked in over $100,000 bitcoin in just one day. Two others have also been charged in connection

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31 Jul 2020

Japan Edges Toward Military Pre-emptive Strike Option

In Japan, ruling-party lawmakers are fighting for Japan’s military to have the ability to strike foreign missile launch sites in order to mitigate the threat posed by potential attacks from North Korea and China. The proposal was released on Friday on behalf of the Liberal Democratic Party’s defense policy committee.

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31 Jul 2020

Final days of hajj and Eid festival impacted by coronavirus

In Saudi Arabia, small groups of pilgrims performed rituals of the Islamic Hajj on Friday at the Mecca. However, this year’s crowd is just a fraction of the normal amount, as hundreds of thousands of Muslims typically travel to Mecca for the holiday. Friday marked the beginning of the Eid

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31 Jul 2020

Hong Kong postpones elections for a year ‘over virus concerns’

In a controversial new move, the Hong Kong government has postponed parliamentary elections that were set to take place in September, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for delay. The region is currently experiencing a spike in infections, with 121 new reported cases on Friday. However, the opposition has

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31 Jul 2020

Photo Tweaks Could Protect Your Privacy from Algorithms

According to researchers, a new technique could protect users’ privacy online, safeguarding sensitive information that lies in photos uploaded to social media. The subtle change is not noticeable to humans, however, it renders certain features undetectable by algorithms. Facebook and Instagram have the capability to automatically tag a user in

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31 Jul 2020

UK Gov-Funded Projects Aim to Put Britain at Forefront of 5G Tech

Britain has announced that it will be launching a new wave of projects that aim to place the UK in the forefront of 5G technology development. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport will fund the initiative. The department plans to secure funding through a remote music festival that

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31 Jul 2020

Billions of Devices Impacted by Secure Boot Bypass

New research shows that billions of Windows and Linux devices are vulnerable to cyberattacks originating from a bug in the GRUB2 bootloader, which security experts have named the “BootHole” bug. The exploitation of the bug could lead to malware infection, information theft, and allow attackers to move laterally into corporate,

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