31 Oct 2018

Pirates seize eight Polish crew, three others from ship off Nigeria coast

11 crew members were seized from their vessel off the coast of Nigeria. The pirates have taken them to an unknown location, and the company has stated that it is working with the local authorities to secure the release of the crew. While piracy off the horn of African became

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30 Oct 2018

Spanish Police Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Spot Written Lies

By combining machine learning with text analysis and law enforcement data, police in Spain are using artificial intelligence to identify likely lies in police reports. The tool currently focuses on robbery reports and a recent study found that, once a report was identified by the tool as “likely false,” 83%

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30 Oct 2018

FBI to private industry: Attribution won’t deter North Korean hacking

Hackers for the North Korean government will not be stopped by achieving attribution of their cyberattacks, the FBI’s cyber devision declared in an industry advisory report. North Korean targeting of US companies “will continue unabated, regardless of the U.S. government public attribution,” simply because the regime does not appear to

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26 Oct 2018

North Korea is using the internet ‘like a criminal syndicate’

“North Korea has long been known as a hermit kingdom, but it is learning to embrace the internet. The Asian country has ‘dramatically’ changed its internet use patterns, according to a new report, which could make imposing sanctions and defending American networks more difficult. North Korea is using cyber operations

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26 Oct 2018

Philippines’ Duterte sacks all top customs officials over drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has fired all top Customs Bureau officials, citing their failure to intercept a massive shipment of drugs. The previous bureau head was also removed in May of 2017 for the same occurrence. The new Customs head is a retired army general who will fill the position

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25 Oct 2018

Phishing Report Shows Microsoft, Paypal, & Netflix as Top Targets

“A new phishing report has been released that keeps track of the top 25 brands targeted by bad actors. Of these brands, Microsoft, Paypal, and Netflix are the top brands impersonated by phishing attacks. Email security provider Vade Secure tracks the 25 most spoofed brands in North America that are impersonated in

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24 Oct 2018

Trade.io loses $7.5Mil worth of cryptocurrency in mysterious cold wallet hack

“Cryptocurrency exchange Trade.io admitted to a security breach on Sunday. The company said that an unknown party has withdrawn over 50 million Trade tokens (TIO) from its cold storage wallets. The funds are worth over $7.5 million at Monday’s TIO trading price. It is unclear how the hack happened. Cold

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23 Oct 2018

Hackers Breach Healthcare.gov, access the data of 75,000 users

“Hackers accessed sensitive personal data of more than 75,000 Healthcare.gov customers after one of its systems was breached, according to a Friday statement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the statement, CMS officials detected ‘anomalous system activity’ in the Federally Facilitated Exchanges system—one that health care

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22 Oct 2018

What Spammers Could Do with Your Hacked Facebook Data

Recently leaked data from 15 million Facebook accounts included names, email addresses, and phone numbers, while a further 14 million accounts had their usernames, date of births, gender, devices used, language settings, and possibly their relationship statuses, religion, hometown, current city, work, education, past 10 location checkins, and past 15

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19 Oct 2018

Facebook Finds Hack Was Done by Spammers, Not Foreign State

“Facebook Inc. believes that the hackers who gained access to the private information of 30 million of its users were spammers looking to make money through deceptive advertising, according to people familiar with the company’s internal investigation. The preliminary findings suggest that the hackers weren’t affiliated with a nation-state, the

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