02 Dec 2019

Snapshot: Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors

The Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI), under the Department of Homeland Security, updated the top 25 Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) list for the first time in eight years. The CWE list compiles the most critical errors that lead to flaws in software. The CWE list is vital

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22 Nov 2019

Iraqi forces kill three protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi military forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday as Iraq’s top cleric warned that only speedy electoral reforms would resolve conflict and unrest. Military forces also dispersed protesters blocking the country’s main port near Basra, using force. Sources claim that Iraqi security forces opened fire and launched tear

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22 Nov 2019

South Korea reverses decision to suspend intelligence deal with Japan

South Korea announced on Friday that it would not suspend its intelligence-sharing deal with Japan in a last-minute reversal. This may signify a breakthrough after months of tensions. The announcement may have been influenced by Washington, which has pressured the two Asian allies to maintain the pact. The General Security

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22 Nov 2019

Senators Demand Amazon Disclose Ring Privacy Policies

Amazon’s home surveillance and doorbell system Ring data collection policies are attracting attention, with US Senator demanding that Amazon disclose how it is securing footage. After several security vulnerabilities and privacy-related incidents, 5 Senotros wrote a list of demands in a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Senators stated

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22 Nov 2019

Nominet Tackles Cybercrime with 29,000 .UK Domain Suspensions

Nominet suspended 29,000 .uk domains over the past year, aiming to clean up Britain’s domain name space. The .uk registry reportedly took down 28,937 domains as a result of criminal activity between the months of November 2018 and October 2019. This represents just 0.22% of the 13 million .uk domains

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22 Nov 2019

Allied Universal Breached by Maze Ransomware, Stolen Data Leaked

US security company Allied Universal was targeted by the group Maze Ransomware, encrypting their computers and obtaining access to sensitive files. After the deadline was missed for receiving the ransom payment requested, $2.3 million, Maze Ransomeware published 700 MB worth of stolen data. Maze Ransomware claimed it only released 10%

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22 Nov 2019

Security lapse exposes personal data of 6,500 Singapore accountants

The Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) sent email messages to parties with an attached folder containing the personal data of over 6,000 accountants. The security lapse was uncovered months later when the Accountancy Commission conducted a review. Information exposed included names, national identification number, date of birth, and employment information. The

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21 Nov 2019

China says it will strive to reach ‘phase one’ trade deal with U.S

The Chinese commerce ministry stated on Tuesday that they would strive to reach an initial trade agreement with the United States. Gao Feng, spokesman for the ministry, told reporters that China is willing to work with the US to resolve concerns on mutual respect and equality. Gao believes that a

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21 Nov 2019

Infection Hits French Hospital Like It’s 2017 As Ransomware Cripples 6,000 Computers

The Rouen University Hospital-Charles Nicolle in northern France has been targeted to a ransomware attack with consequences similar to that of the infamous WannaCry attack of 2017. IT staff discovered the attack late on the evening of November 15th, and Rouen University Hospital claims that it impacted all five sites

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21 Nov 2019

Federal CISO: Better Info Sharing Will Lead to More Secure Supply Chain

According to the Federal CISO Grant Schneider, supply chain security threats will be on the rise in 2020, culminating with guidance from the Federal Acquisition Supply Chain Council, which was created in late 2018. The council was formed under the SECURE Technologies act and is compromised of civilian agencies, the

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