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Don't Fall for It! Defending Against Deepfakes

Don't Fall for It! Defending Against Deepfakes Detecting doctored media has become tricky -- and risky -- business. Here's how organizations can better protect themselves from fake video, audio, and other forms of content.
17 September 2020

Chinese Antivirus Firm Was Part of APT41 ‘Supply Chain’ Attack

The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted seven Chinese nationals for a decade-long hacking spree that targeted more than 100 high-tech and online gaming companies. The government alleges the men used malware-laced phishing emails and "supply chain" attacks to steal data from companies and their customers. One of the alleged hackers was first profiled here in 2012 as the owner of a Chinese antivirus firm.
17 September 2020

Indictments Unlikely to Deter China's APT41 Activity

So far, at least, the threat group has not let public scrutiny slow it down, security researchers say.
17 September 2020

Iranian Hackers Indicted for Stealing Aerospace & Satellite Tracking Data

Also, the US Treasury sanctioned Iranian attack group APT39 following a years-long malware campaign.
17 September 2020

Mozi Botnet Accounts for Majority of IoT Traffic

Mozi Botnet Accounts for Majority of IoT Traffic Mozi’s spike comes amid a huge increase in overall IoT botnet activity.
17 September 2020

Apple Bug Allows Code Execution on iPhone, iPad, iPod

Apple Bug Allows Code Execution on iPhone, iPad, iPod Release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 brings fixes 11 bugs, some rated high-severity.
17 September 2020

Ransomware Gone Awry Has Fatal Consequences

An attack that knocked hospital systems offline ends in death for patient who had to be sent to another facility.
17 September 2020

Sumo Logic IPO Prices Higher Than Expected

Co-founder and CTO Christian Beedgen explains what this means for the future of the cloud-based data analytics company.
17 September 2020

US charges Iranian hackers for breaching US satellite companies

Three suspects were indicted, with one being a famous security researcher.
17 September 2020

Mozilla shuts down Firefox Send and Firefox Notes services

Mozilla will shut down Send for good after a ZDNet report over the summer that highlighted the service's popularity with malware operators.
17 September 2020

Time for CEOs to Stop Enabling China's Blatant IP Theft

Protecting intellectual property in the name of US economic and national security should be part of every company's fiduciary duty.
17 September 2020

Google Play Bans Stalkerware and ‘Misrepresentation’

Google Play Bans Stalkerware and ‘Misrepresentation’ The official app store is taking on spy- and surveillance-ware, along with apps that could be used to mount political-influence campaigns.
17 September 2020

First death reported following a ransomware attack on a German hospital

Death occurred after a patient was diverted to a nearby hospital after the Duesseldorf University Hospital suffered a ransomware attack.
17 September 2020

APT41 Operatives Indicted as Sophisticated Hacking Activity Continues

APT41 Operatives Indicted as Sophisticated Hacking Activity Continues Five alleged members of the China-linked advanced threat group and two associates have been indicted by a Federal grand jury, on dozens of charges.
17 September 2020

California Elementary Kids Kicked Off Online Learning by Ransomware

California Elementary Kids Kicked Off Online Learning by Ransomware The attack on the Newhall District in Valencia is part of a wave of ransomware attacks on the education sector, which shows no sign of dissipating.
17 September 2020

Struggling to Secure Remote IT? 3 Lessons from the Office

The great remote work experiment has exacerbated existing challenges and exposed new gaps, but there are things to be learned from office challenges.
17 September 2020

Plugging in a strange USB drive – What could possibly go wrong?

While wanting to return a found USB flash drive is commendable, you should avoid taking unnecessary risks, lest your device get infested and your data compromised.

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17 September 2020

Human biohacking: an exciting prospect, but only for the rich?

“You want a monkey tail? Good for you.”
17 September 2020

Google 'formally' bans stalkerware apps from the Play Store

Ban is meaningless as Google leaves a giant loophole in the rules, allowing stalkerware devs to rebrand their apps as child trackers.
16 September 2020

What's on Your Enterprise Network? You Might be Surprised

The strangest connected devices are showing up, and the threats they pose to security should not be overlooked.
16 September 2020