22 Apr 2019

Hacker Breaks Into French Government’s New Secure Messaging App

Last week, an independent security researcher managed to get access to a brand new encrypted messaging application used by French government officials. The application is available for download on the Google Play Store, but normally only people with an official government email address can use it. Despite reports claiming that

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17 Apr 2019

Breaking Down The Wipro Breach — And What It Means For Supply Chain Security

Various reports suggest that Indian IT outsourcing and consulting services giant Wipro has experienced a significant breach affecting some of the companies it provides services to. Krebs On Security first reported the breach, based on accounts from various sources claiming that state-backed hackers had been lurking on Wipro’s network for

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10 Apr 2019

Grab-and-go Baldr malware enters the black market

New research by Malwarebytes analyses a new information-stealing malware that is being distributed through Russian underground forums. The researchers suspect that three prominent Russian hackers are behind the new malware, dubbed Baldr. Baldr has “high-level functionality,” allowing it to retrieve various types of valuable information from an infected computer, including

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08 Apr 2019

Half of online banks allow hackers to steal your money

Recent research indicates that financial institutions are tragically falling short in their responsibility to provide customers with secure solutions for online banking and other digital financial services. While a recent study by Aite Group and Arxan Technologies found major security shortcomings in financial apps, Positive Technologies last week released a

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05 Apr 2019

Drugmaker Bayer blames Chinese government-backed group for cyberattack

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says that Chinese state-backed hackers have tried to breach the firm’s network for over a year since the beginning of 2018. While the company detected the intrusion in early 2018, it decided not to shut it down, but instead to put safeguards in place and

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01 Apr 2019

NIST’s Ron Ross on the state of cyber: ‘We literally are hemorrhaging critical information’

According to Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the US government is “literally […] hemorrhaging critical information about key programs” as a result of attacks by state-backed hackers from countries like China, Russia and Iran. Ross doesn’t believe that government revisions of security standards, such as

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29 Mar 2019

The Huawei Threat Isn’t Backdoors. It’s Bugs.

A UK government report aiming to assess the cybersecurity risks of using Huawei technology for the establishment of 5G networks across the country, discovered that products of the Chinese tech giant are riddled with simple yet severe security vulnerabilities that put users at risk. The Trump administration has boycotted Huawei

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28 Mar 2019

North Korean hackers continue attacks on cryptocurrency businesses

A new report by Kaspersky Lab indicates that the North Korean state-backed hacking group known as Lazarus is still targeting cryptocurrency exchanges and crypto companies in order to steal cryptocurrency. Last year, the cybersecurity firm already detected this type of hacking activity by North Korean threat actors. Just like before,

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28 Mar 2019

Microsoft takes control of 99 domains operated by Iranian state hackers

Microsoft has confiscated 99 web domains that were used by Iran-linked hackers to launch global spear-phishing campaigns. The domain names resembled those of popular services offered by Microsoft, Yahoo and other companies and could therefore easily be mistaken for legitimate websites by victims of the campaign. The threat actor behind

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27 Mar 2019

Russia Regularly Spoofs Regional GPS

Extensive research by the Center for Advanced Defense (C4ADS) has found evidence that Russia has spoofed global positioning data of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS) on almost 10,000 different occasions over the last three years. Ships and autonomous vehicle systems rely on GNSS for navigation. The findings of the

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