25 Feb 2020

Apple Takes Heat Over ‘Vulnerable’ iOS Cut-and-Paste Data

German software engineer Tommy Mysk has developed rogue proof of concept (PoC) app called KlipboardSpy to demonstrate how any cut and paste data stored temporarily on an iPhone or iPad’s memory can be accessed by all apps installed on the specific device. This means that malicious apps could potentially have

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25 Feb 2020

PayPal accounts are getting abused en-masse for unauthorized payments

Hackers discovered a vulnerability within the online payments platform PayPal, which allows attackers to perform illegal transactions. The bug lies within PayPal’s Google Pay integration, and hackers have since been exploiting it to buy products online and incur unauthorized charges. Since last Friday, users have reported unauthorized transactions in their

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24 Feb 2020

PayPal ‘Critical’ Login Hack: New Report Warns You Are Now At Risk From Thieves

Over the past few weeks, PayPal has been hit with several cybersecurity incidents, including an authentication hack earlier this month in which an attacker could access an account once credentials had been phished, effectively bypassing the online payment giant’s authentication. Now, a new security report claims that PayPal’s entire authentication

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24 Feb 2020

Booz Allen Awarded $113m SEC Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm based in Virginia, has been awarded a new $113m contract with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Through the contract, Booz Allen will become the SEC’s leading provider of cybersecurity services and modernized cyber defense operations. Although the contract was formally awarded

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24 Feb 2020

New ‘Haken’ Malware Found On Eight Apps In Google Play Store

Researchers identified eight malicious Android apps, mostly camera utilities, and children’s games, that were spreading a new data-stealing malware strain that also signs victims up for expensive premium services. The malware, named Haken, was found in apps is in the Google Play marketplace. Since it was discovered, victims have claimed

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21 Feb 2020

Over 2000 UK Government Devices Go Missing in a Year

According to new data published by the Freedom of Information (FOI), over 2,000 mobile devices used by UK government employees have gone missing over the past year. The organization also claimed that a significant number of the devices were unencrypted. Between the period of June 1, 2018, and June 1,

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21 Feb 2020

The US Blames Russia’s GRU for Sweeping Cyberattacks in Georgia

On Thursday, State Department officials released a statement alleging that the GRU, a Russiam military intelligence agency, was responsible for cyberattacks that targeted Georgia in October. The attacks took down or defaced thousands of websites and disrupted the broadcasts of two television stations. Administration officials stated that the US and

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21 Feb 2020

New Mexico Sues Google for Mining Children’s Data

The state of New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against tech giant Google for allegedly using its Google for Education platform to harvest private data from students under the age of 13. The program includes free Google Chromebooks and access to the G Suite for Education service, offering students access

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21 Feb 2020

MGM Grand Breach Leaked Details of 10.6 Million Guests Last Summer

The details of more than 10.6 million guests who stayed at MGM Resorts were released on a hacking forum earlier this week. The breach occurred due to unauthorized access to a cloud server and took place at the Las Vegas location. The data leaked in the breach includes the personal

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21 Feb 2020

DOD DISA discloses data breach

Last week, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) sent letters to DISA employees notifying them of a security incident in which a DISA system might have been compromised. The DISA provides secure telecommunications and IT support for the White House, US diplomats and military troops. The breach occurred sometime between

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