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Creepy ‘FruitFly’ Surveillance Malware Hits American Apple Macs

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Credits: forbes

Apple Mac malware outbreaks are rare. So when they happen, people pay attention.

Law enforcement agents are now investigating what appears to be a slice of malicious code that’s been hitting Mac users in recent weeks and appears to be purely for […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Cyber News|

U.S. Intelligence Veterans Believe the ‘Russian Hack’ of DNC Computers May Have Been an Inside Job

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Credits: forensicator

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President

FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

SUBJECT: Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job?

Executive SummaryForensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not hacked) by a person with physical access […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Cyber News|

Second Major Ethereum Hack In a Week Leads to $34 Million Theft

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Credits: Investopedia

While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have enjoyed meteoric popularity over the past several months, there are still many potential investors who remain skeptical. And one of the reasons for this skepticism is the ongoing concern about cryptocurrency security. Now […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Cyber News|

Public bodies are vulnerable to hacking – government needs to step up to protect them

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Credits: i newspaper

Barely a month passes in 2017 without some kind of IT failure hitting the headlines, but the hacks, leaks and breaches that make the news may represent just the tip of the iceberg.

An investigation by the i newspaper has revealed that public […]

By |July 25th, 2017|Cyber News|

Cyber threats may wreak havoc by 2020

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Credits: TOI

In the next few years, India will face increasingly sophisticated “destructive” cyber threats as compared to the “disruptive” attacks in the Indian cyberspace that are currently adding up to 200 million malware-related and 1,90,000 “unique” intrusions in any given week.

India’s cyber security chief Gulshan […]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Cyber News|

‘We are unprepared for cyber attacks’, say ten London council leaders

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Only one of the 11 London council chiefs who responded to a Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) poll said they thought staff would be well equipped to cope with an attack, putting the capital on a worse footing than the rest of […]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Cyber News|

Update your Apple devices immediately to dodge hacking

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If you are an Apple device user and want to dodge a potential hacking, you must download the new software update for iOS and MacOS that the Cupertino-based giant has released. According to a report in Fortune, for users of iPhones, […]

By |July 23rd, 2017|Cyber News|

Dark web marketplaces AlphaBay and Hansa shut down

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Credits: TheGuardian

AlphaBay and Hansa – two of the largest “dark web” marketplaces for illegal and illicit items such as drugs and guns – have been shut down, the US Justice Department said on Thursday.

Police in the US and Europe, including the US […]

By |July 22nd, 2017|Cyber News|

Department of Homeland Security Authorization of 2017 needs your support

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Credits: TheHill

For fifteen years, the Department of Homeland Security has been in the business of keeping Americans safe. Since the Homeland Security Act of 2002 first authorized the Department, the men and women of DHS have worked tirelessly to uphold that […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Cyber News|

Segway MiniPro patched to stop hackers hijacking remote control from hoverboard riders

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Credits: Tripwire

Critical security vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Segway/Ninebot MiniPro Hoverboard, but don’t panic – firmware patches have already been issued to prevent malicious hackers from attacking the devices.

Which is a relief – as successful exploitation of the security holes […]

By |July 21st, 2017|Cyber News|