18 Oct 2019

Security still top priority as more enterprises scale IoT solutions company-wide

A new survey by  Zebra Technologies Corporation shows that 61% of companies across the globe are on track to become “intelligent enterprises” based on an index that takes into account their use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, data management, intelligent analysis and various other factors. Last year, just under

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18 Oct 2019

Researchers reveal the cyber campaign that built China’s new airliner

A new report by CrowdStrike exposes a Chinese cyber espionage campaign that took place over the course of five years and eventually enabled the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac) to build the C919 airliner, which should cost less than half the price of similar airliners produced by Airbus

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18 Oct 2019

More than 300 arrested in worldwide sting of ‘largest dark web child sex abuse marketplace run by bitcoin’

Law enforcement agencies in the US and 37 other countries have arrested hundreds of people suspected of involvement in what authorities called “the largest dark web” child sex abuse marketplace ever found. Before it was shut down by authorities, the website hosted over 200,000 videos showing sexual abuse against children,

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18 Oct 2019

New US Privacy Bill Would Intro Jail Time for CEOs

Democratic US Senator Ron Wyden has introduced new privacy legislation that aims to establish a national “Do Not Track” system empowering users to prevent organizations from tracking their online activities and profiting off of their personal data. Under the bill, companies who violate user privacy could receive fines of up

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18 Oct 2019

Trump Campaign Website Left Open to Email Server Hijack

A new investigation by Comparitech found that 768 different websites, including one that is part of US President Donald Trump’s official re-election campaign, were running “debugging sessions” of website development tool Laravel, and 10 to 20% of those sites were leaking sensitive back-end data as a result. Web developers can

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18 Oct 2019

European Airport Systems Infected With Monero-Mining Malware

Researchers with Cyberbit recently detected cryptojacking malware infections on over half of all computing systems at an undisclosed international airport in Europe. Cryptojacking refers to the illegitimate use of a system’s resourcing powers for mining cryptocurrency. In this case, the malware was mining Monero cryptocurrency. The malware had made its

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18 Oct 2019

Fake Russian Tor browser purloins $40,000 in Bitcoin from dark web shoppers

A malicious Russian clone of the Tor browser that can be used to visit sites on the dark web has stolen close to $40,000 in Bitcoin from unsuspecting users, researchers with ESET have discovered. The malicious browsers was advertised on Russian forums as the official Russian language version of Tor.

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18 Oct 2019

Mission Health online store hijack went undetected for years

Mission Health, a health services provider in North Carolina, suffered a breach of its web store that went undiscovered for over three years. The campaign can be considered a Magecart attack, since hackers injected card skimming malware into the online store in order to harvest the payment card data of visitors.

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18 Oct 2019

500+ Million UC Browser Android Users Exposed to MiTM Attacks. Again.

For the second time this year, security researchers discovered that the popular Android browser apps UC Browser and UC Browser Mini exposed users to man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks by downloading third-party components via insecure connections. In August of this year, Zscaler ThreatLabZ researchers analyzed the two browsers, which have a total

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17 Oct 2019

US Ordered Secret Cyber-Strike on Iran: Report

After Drone strikes targeted two Saudi Aramco oil facilities last month, disrupting about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity, the United States government carried out a cyberattack on Iranian IT systems, according to a new Reuters report. The cyber offensive allegedly aimed to hit Iran’s propaganda machine. Although Yemen’s Houthi

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