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Cyber thugs target online gamers big time

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Credits: India Today

Wherever the internet is, cyber crooks are there. With almost everyone in every family having a laptop, tablet or at least a smartphone, playing online games is a quite common pastime. Innovative cyber fraudsters are now targeting online gamers […]

By |December 26th, 2018|Cyber News|

PM launches Cyber Coordination Centre

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Credits: Dialy Pioneer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the website of the Cyber Coordination Centre as a one-stop shop on all cyber related issues, whether it is cyber crime or cyber security. The portal launched at the conclusion of the […]

By |December 26th, 2018|Cyber News|

Automated response needed to tackle cyber threats: Sophos

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Credits: ABC News

With cyber threats becoming more lethal by the day, experts call for automated responses to ward off cyber attacks in organisations.

The IT departments in corporates and organisations need to keep tabs on cyber-criminals, who launch stealth attacks on their […]

By |December 26th, 2018|Cyber News|

Russia Launched Cyber Attacks Against Ukraine Before Ship Seizures, Firm Says

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Credits: ABC News

Researchers claim to have uncovered Russian cyber attacks aimed at the Ukrainian military and government before and during the Sea of Azov captures.

Russian government-affiliated actors launched coordinated cyber attacks against Ukrainian government and military targets before and during the attack […]

By |December 8th, 2018|Cyber News|

CVE-2018-19788: Privilege escalation issue, uid greater than INT_MAX can successfully execute any systemctl command.

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Credits: Redhat
CVE-2018-19788

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A flaw was found in PolicyKit (aka polkit) 0.115 that allows a user with a uid greater than INT_MAX to successfully execute any systemctl command.

Find out more about CVE-2018-19788 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary […]

By |December 7th, 2018|Cyber News|

New Flash Player zero-day used against Russian facility

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Credits: Malware Bytes

For the past couple of years, Office documents have largely replaced exploit kits as the primary malware delivery vector, giving threat actors the choice between social engineering lures and exploits or a combination of both.

While today’s malicious spam (malspam) heavily relies on […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Cyber News|

Quora Hacked: What Happened, What Data Was Stolen And What Do 100 Million Users Need To Do Next?

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Credits: Forbes

 

Like 100 million other Quora users, I awoke this morning to find an ominous email waiting for me that began: “We are writing to let you know that we recently discovered that some user data was compromised as a result […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Cyber News|

Pakistan’s new NAP to revamp cyber security to counter terror

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Credits: SAMMA

The new version of Pakistan’s National Action Plan to counter terrorism includes cyber security.

The Ministry of Interior recently announced it would introduce NAP-2 and restructure the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA).

FIA Cyber Crime Wing Director Capt. Muhammad Shoaib said that […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Cyber News|

Cyber threats, spying bigger threat to Canada than terrorism: Spy chief

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Credits: ABC News

Foreign interference including cyber threats and espionage poses greater strategic challenges to Canada than terrorism, the nation’s spy chief said in a rare public speech on Tuesday (Dec 4).

“Activities by hostile states can have a corrosive effect on our […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Cyber News|

Global Cyber Crime Helpline Awards 2018

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The CYBER CRIME HELPLINE AWARD is an annual competition honoring individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in Financial Fraud, Cyber Crime Investigation, Insurance, Risk Assessment, Computer Forensic, Legal, Compliance, Audit, Information Security, Technology, and Law Enforcement.

Registrations are open […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Cyber News|