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Wipro confirms IT systems hack, hires forensic investigation firm

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Credits: Economic Times

Wipro confirmed its IT systems have been breached and said it has hired a forensic firm, after cybersecurity investigation website KrebsOnSecurity reported that hackers had compromised the IT company’s systems and used them launch attacks on the firm’s clients.

The site reported the […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Cyber News|

SE Asia ‘vulnerable’ to NK cyber hit

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Credits: The Register

North Korea is a “determined and sophisticated cyber actor in need of financial resources,” claims a newly published security report, that could significantly step up its efforts to target Southeast Asia’s “nascent but burgeoning cryptocurrency industry” as it continues […]

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House Homeland Committee wants more cyber funding for DHS

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Credits: FCW

Twenty-eight members of the House Homeland Security Committee are urging appropriators to boost cyber funding at the Department of Homeland Security above what the White House has requested.

In a letter sent to the House Appropriations Committee, the signatories — including Chairman Bennie […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Cyber News|

Naval Dome: Industry Should be on Red Alert for Cyber Attack

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Credits: ABC News

The maritime sector is being targeted by highly motivated cyber criminals, and the shipping industry should be on the highest alert for a cyber-attack, warned Naval Dome CEO Itai Sela.

Speaking at the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC) 2019, organized […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Cyber News|

Just a little FYI: Filtering doodad in Adblock Plus opens door to third-party malware injection

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Credits: The Register

A feature introduced last year in Adblock Plus and a few other related content blocking browser extensions allows providers of filtering lists, under certain conditions, to execute arbitrary code on web pages.

Adblock Plus v3.2 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Cyber News|

What’s long, hard, and full of seamen? The US Navy’s latest cybersecurity war gaming classes

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Credits: The Register

The US Navy is looking to hire someone to teach the basics of cybersecurity to its sailors.

Companies have until May 6 to make their pitch to the Navy Postgraduate School on exercises it can use with its course on Cyber Operations […]

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Brit Watchkeeper drone fell in the sea because blocked sensor made algorithms flip out

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Credits: The Register

A British Army Watchkeeper drone stalled itself and crashed into the sea on a bad weather flight test, military investigators have said – though most of the wreckage was never found.

The unmanned aircraft, tail number WK042, fell from the […]

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Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent’s credentials to access customer email accounts

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Credits: TECH

On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January, Microsoft has faced another breach affecting its web-based email services.

Microsoft  has confirmed to TechCrunch that a certain […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Cyber News|

IE under fire, Triton goes under the microscope, and Norsk Hydro reeling from ransomware attack

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Credits: The Register
Need another reason to quit using Internet Explorer? How about this XXE zero-day?
Microsoft has all but killed off Internet Explorer, but more than a few PC owners continue to hold out. Hopefully a bug unveiled this week will help […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Cyber News|

US-Cert alert! Thanks to a massive bug, VPN now stands for “Vigorously Pwned Nodes”

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Credits: The Register

The US-Cert is raising alarms following the disclosure of a serious vulnerability in multiple VPN services.

A warning from the DHS cyber security team references the CMU Cert Coordination Center’s bulletin on the failure of some VPN providers to encrypt the cookie […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Cyber News|