04 Dec 2018

Mexico’s New Leader Says He Will Use the Army to Fight Crime

“President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador used his first full day in office Sunday to double down on promises to deploy Mexico’s military for public security to address a key concern: stemming rampant violence and rising murders. Speaking before rows of generals at a sun-drenched military installation in one of Mexico

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03 Dec 2018

Pegasus Spyware Targets Investigative Journalists in Mexico

“Colleagues of slain Javier Valdez Cárdenas, known for investigating drug cartels, were targeted just days after his death. Of six messages analyzed (though more were received), several contained links shortened with bit.ly that ultimately pointed to known exploit URLs, while others included links directly containing previously–identified NSO Group exploit domains.

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30 Nov 2018

Marriott: Data on 500 Million Guests Stolen in 4-Year Breach

“Hospitality giant Marriott today disclosed a massive data breach exposing the personal and financial information on as many as a half billion customers who made reservations at any of its Starwood properties over the past four years. Marriott said the breach involved unauthorized access to a database containing guest information

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30 Nov 2018

Iranian hacking spree hit hospitals, other entities in 43 US states

“Two Iranian hackers charged Wednesday in a federal indictment were accused of attacking the computer networks of hospitals and other targets in 43 states, a broad criminal extortion campaign that walloped a heart hospital in Kansas and disrupted one of the nation’s largest diagnostic blood testing companies in North Carolina.

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28 Nov 2018

Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the SSL Padlock

Once recommended as a sign of online safety, data suggests that around half of all phishing websites in Q3 2018 boasted the SSL padlock security icon next to its domain name, an increase of 35% over Q2. A likely reason for the increase is that users strongly associate the icon

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27 Nov 2018

Croatian Police Arrest Weapon Smugglers Importing American Weapons Purchased Online

A five-person Croatian gang is being charged with weapons smuggling after the group was discovered to be shipping large quantities of weapons parts ordered online from the USA to be assembled and sold on the black market in Croatia. The criminal ring relied on a local customs official who helped

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27 Nov 2018

North Korean Hackers Hit Latin American Banks

“The North Korean hacking group know as Lazarus recently targeted financial institutions in Latin America, Trend Micro security researchers have discovered. The notorious threat actor, believed to be backed by the North Korean government, is known to have been involved in a series of high-profile attacks, including the devastating attack

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21 Nov 2018

(INTERPOL) Marine Pollution Crime: First Global Multi-Agency Operation

“An international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution has revealed hundreds of violations and exposed serious cases of contamination worldwide. Codenamed 30 Days at Sea, the month-long (1-31 October) operation saw some 276 law enforcement and environmental agencies across 58 countries detect more than 500 offences, including illegal discharges of

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19 Nov 2018

Most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes

“An extensive testing session carried out by bank security experts at Positive Technologies has revealed that most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes, and even less, in certain types of attacks. Experts tested ATMs from NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, and GRGBanking, and detailed their findings in a 22-page report

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16 Nov 2018

Trump administration greenlights $324M border wall in Arizona

“The Arizona border will have 32 miles of existing wall replaced starting next April. The $324 million project has been given the green light by federal immigration officials, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced Thursday. The project will switch out an old barrier that runs from the Border Patrol’s Tucson

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