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Brexit makes waves in the digital world

UK’s decision to exit the EU bears significant consequences in the political and economic landscape, but also in the digital one.  UK citizens risk losing their digital rights post-Brexit, says Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group (ORG), in a blog post.  Digital rights advocates fear digital laws created by the EU will be scrapped and UK citizens will no longer have “a clear idea what le...

Enterprise Encryption Deployment Posts Largest Increase in at Least 11 Years

Enterprises show more interest in deploying encryption strategies, reaching the largest growth in 11 years, Ponemon survey reports. Every year The Ponemon Institute independently puts together a report about global encryption trends and regional differences based on interviews with over 500 IT professionals from the US, UK, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, India and, recently, Saud...

LizardStresser recruits an army of zombie webcams to launch DDoS attacks

Do you have an internet-accessible webcam? If so, are you sure it is secured with a strong password and not still using the default password that it shipped with? Because if you have left your internet-accessible webcam unsecured, there is a chance that it has been compromised by malicious hackers and is participating in a wave of enormous distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against gaming sites, o...

Internet Speed Outweighs Security for 71% of Brits

Online security does not rank as a top priority for British internet users, who seem willing to expose their private data to the risks of public Wi-Fi networks, reveals a SecureAuth survey. Interviews with 1,500 UK adults showed three in five Brits don’t think twice when asked to share personal information via random networks, and they would go as far as giving away their email address and home address. Les...

Terrorism Blacklist Database Found by White-Hat

The World-Check database belonging to Thomson Reuters has been exposed by security researcher Chris Vickery, who claims it’s the same one used by banks and governments for screening people for terrorism activities or criminal ties. “According to Vice.com, World-Check is used by over 300 government and intelligence agencies, 49 of the 50 biggest banks, and 9 of the top 10 global law firms,” said Vickery. “Th...

Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai hit by hackers

The hacking group which broke into social media accounts of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg have claimed another high profile scalp: the CEO of Google. Source: Twitter As Softpedia reports, the OurMine hacking gang broke into the Quora account of Google CEO Sundar Pichai this weekend. The Quora question-and-answer site probably isn't the most high profile account owned by Pichai, but unfortunately for him he h...

New massive spam wave spreads Locky – is Necurs botnet back?

A million emails per day. That’s how much spam Bitdefender has seen starting the 21st June, in a massive campaign spreading the infamous Locky ransomware. After weeks of silence, we’ve seen a sudden spike in ransomware-infected emails,” Adrian Miron, Antispam researcher says. “We believe this may be linked with the re-emergence of Necurs”. The Necurs botnet, one of the largest and most resilient criminal bo...

How malware could steal data from an air-gapped PC – via its fan

Imagine you're a cybercriminal and you want to steal information from a malware-infected PC that isn't connected to the internet, isn't connected to any other computers, and that you don't have any physical access to. How would you do it? Without being able to physically reach the isolated computer, and without any network connections, you're going to have to use your imagination. And that's precisely what...

Air-Gapped Systems Vulnerable to Data Exfiltration via Fan-Controlling Malware, According to Israeli Researchers

New research into data exfiltration by compromising air-gapped systems has proven that malware can control the acoustic waveform emitted by a CPU’s cooling fan to transmit audio binary data to a remote microphone up to eight meters away. While previous vulnerabilities in air-gapped systems have been reported and suspected to have been used in the wild, Fansmitter (as it’s called by the researchers) poses ne...

FBI Free to Hack into Suspects’ Computers, Court Rules

The US District Court of Virginia ruled in favor of the FBI in a case involving hacking a suspects’ computer without a warrant. Fearing this might infringe on basic privacy rights, privacy advocacy groups have expressed deep concerns over the ruling. Judge Henry Morgan argued that the suspect’s IP address is not private information, as it’s something given out by internet service providers and mandatory for...

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