Operation led by FBI and Dutch police with involvement of UK National Crime Agency takes Genesis Market offline
A criminal online marketplace selling millions of stolen identities for as little as 56p has been taken down in an international crackdown.
The sting, led by the FBI and Dutch police with the involvement of law enforcement agencies across 18 countries, including the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), took Genesis Market offline on Tuesday evening.Continue reading...
Do you know how many devices are connected to your home network? You don’t? This is precisely why it’s time for a network audit.
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P2PE Assessors, P2PE Application Assessors, Qualified PIN Assessors, Qualified Security Assessors, and Participating Organizations are invited to provide feedback on the currently published P2PE v3.1 Standard during a 30-day request for comments (RFC) period running from 4 Apr 2023 through 4 May 2023.
Nancy Zayed recognizes that there is a significant underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions with a variety of factors contributing to this imbalance. But, as the cofounder and Chief Technology Officer of her own software payment security company, she chose not to be influenced by these facts and instead became an example of how women can achieve success in these industries. In this edition of our blog, Nancy discusses why we need to keep reminding ourselves that women have always affected this industry and that they actually lead innovation. She believes that knowing women’s role in the history of technology will propel their future.
Spring is in the air and as the leaves start growing again, why not breathe some new life into the devices you depend on so badly?
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Today is World Backup Day, but maybe we also need a "did you test your backups" day?
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By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. Make sure you're able to bounce back if, or when, a data disaster strikes.
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Documents leaked from Vulkan cybersecurity firm also raise questions about role of IT engineers behind information-control project
A consortium of media outlets have published a bombshell investigation about Russia’s cyber-capabilities, based on a rare leak of documents. The files come from NTC Vulkan, a cybersecurity firm in Moscow that doubles as a contractor to Russian military and intelligence agencies.
They reveal how, for years, a group of top Russian IT engineers have been hired to work with Russian military intelligence and a research facility of the FSB, Vladimir Putin’s domestic spy agency. This might seem an unusual mix, and would have been unimaginable before the end of the cold war.Continue reading...
• Documents leaked by whistleblower angry over Ukraine war
• Private Moscow consultancy bolstering Russian cyberwarfare
• Tools support hacking operations and attacks on infrastructure
• Documents linked to notorious Russian hacking group Sandworm
• Russian program aims to control internet and spread disinformation
The inconspicuous office is in Moscow’s north-eastern suburbs. A sign reads: “Business centre”. Nearby are modern residential blocks and a rambling old cemetery, home to ivy-covered war memorials. The area is where Peter the Great once trained his mighty army.
Inside the six-storey building, a new generation is helping Russian military operations. Its weapons are more advanced than those of Peter the Great’s era: not pikes and halberds, but hacking and disinformation tools.Continue reading...
ESET experts share their insights on the cyber-elements of the first year of the war in Ukraine and how a growing number of destructive malware variants tried to rip through critical Ukrainian systems
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How fraudsters groom their marks and move in for the kill using tricks from the playbooks of romance and investment scammers
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France has banned not only TikTok from government phones, but Facebook and Twitter, too. Could this be a tipping point for big tech? Plus, AI-generated pictures of the pope signal a new type of viral image
Government workers in the UK, US, Canada and European Union (the list will have grown by the time you read this) are banned from installing TikTok on their phones.
On Friday, France joined that list, preventing its civil servants from installing TikTok – and everything else. From the government’s press release (original in French):
After an analysis of the issues, in particular security, the government has decided to ban the downloading and installation of recreational applications on professional telephones provided to public officials from now on.
Recreational applications do not have sufficient levels of cybersecurity and data protection to be deployed on government equipment. This ban applies immediately and uniformly. Exemptions may be granted on an exceptional basis …Continue reading...
How content creators and subscribers can embrace the social media platform without (overly) exposing themselves to the potentially toxic brew of NSFW content and privacy threats
From 27 March to 27 April 2023, eligible stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on the PCI Token Service Provider (TSP) Security Requirements v1.0 during a 30-day request for comments (RFC) period.
As of this moment, government officials in 11 countries are forbidden to run TikTok on their government-issued phones. The countries include the US, Canada, Denmark, Belgium, the UK, New Zealand, Norway, France, the Netherlands and Poland. In addition, European Commission and European parliament staff were required to delete the app. This raises two questions.
First, why were politicians and senior officials in democracies scrolling like zombies through dance crazes, daft pet videos, feeling “bonita” and things you can do with smudged lipstick?Continue reading...
Move by Greater London authority comes after Chinese-owned app was blocked on UK parliamentary devices
London City Hall staff will no longer have TikTok on their devices in the latest ban imposed on the Chinese-owned social media app over security concerns.
The Greater London authority (GLA) said the rule was implemented as it takes information security “extremely seriously”.Continue reading...