09 Aug 2017

Customers ‘furious’ with TNT after cyber-attack meltdown

“Businesses in Ukraine were hit hardest, and since many TNT operations and communications are based in the country, a significant proportion of its systems were infiltrated and data encrypted – locking employees out – as a result. ‘Manual processes’ are still being used to put packages through the system, and

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09 Aug 2017

Kenya Opposition Claims Vote Has Been Hacked

“Hackers broke into the database of Kenya’s electoral commission and manipulated the results of the election, the leader of the country’s opposition coalition alleged on Wednesday. Vote counting is ongoing in east Africa’s strongest democracy after Tuesday’s election where voters were asked to either re-elect President Uhuru Kenyatta or replace

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09 Aug 2017

Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation

“The risk of cyber attacks targeting ships’ satellite navigation is pushing nations to delve back through history and develop back-up systems with roots in World War Two radio technology. Ships use GPS (Global Positioning System) and other similar devices that rely on sending and receiving satellite signals, which many experts

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07 Aug 2017

US army stops use of Chinese-made drones

“The US Army has ordered its members to stop using drones made by Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co because of ‘cyber vulnerabilities’ in the products.” Source: US army stops use of Chinese-made drones | South China Morning Post

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07 Aug 2017

Siemens, DHS warn of “low skill” exploits against CT and PET Scanners

“The Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control System Computer Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has issued an alert warning of four vulnerabilities in multiple medical molecular imaging systems from Siemens. All of these systems have publicly available exploits that could allow an attacker to execute code remotely—potentially damaging or compromising the safety

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04 Aug 2017

WannaCry researcher arrested by FBI for his role in Kronos malware campaign

“A noted security researcher has been arrested by the FBI, as first reported by Motherboard. Marcus Hutchins (better known as MalwareTech) appears to have been stopped by the FBI yesterday afternoon as he prepared to board a flight from Las Vegas back to his home in London. Hutchins was in

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02 Aug 2017

Virgin America computer systems hacked

“Alaska Airlines says it is taking precautions including requiring employees to change their passwords after Virgin America’s computer systems were hacked.” Source: Virgin America computer systems hacked – SFGate.com

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02 Aug 2017

Slain activist’s lawyers latest known targets of spyware sold to Mexican government

“In recent months, Citizen Lab has publicly identified 21 cases in Mexico where NSO spyware has been used against members of civil society.” Source: Slain activist’s lawyers latest known targets of spyware sold to Mexican government – Technology & Science – CBC News

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01 Aug 2017

China’s Communist Party to punish members who visit ‘illegal websites’

“China’s Communist Party is curbing the online activities of its 89 million members ahead of a leadership shake-up in a few months.” Source: China’s Communist Party to punish members who visit ‘illegal websites’, East Asia News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

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01 Aug 2017

House Panel Wants Inventory of Agencies’ Kaspersky Use

“The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is asking federal agencies across most of the government to turn over information about computer systems that use a controversial Russian anti-virus software.” Source: House Panel Wants Inventory of Agencies’ Kaspersky Use – Nextgov.com

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