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Ring app for Android full to the brim with third-party trackers: report

The EFF claims that the app is sending out vast amounts of customer PII.
28 January 2020

Boris Johnson gets final warning with Huawei 5G verdict imminent

Boris Johnson gets final warning with Huawei 5G verdict imminent

Former senior government figures voice security fears as PM chairs meeting of NSC

Former ministers have sounded their final warnings to Boris Johnson about the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei ahead of his expected decision on whether it will play a part in the UK’s 5G network.

The prime minister will chair a meeting of the national security council (NSC) later on Tuesday before making a judgment on the firm’s future in the country after months of concern around security, including from the US president, Donald Trump.

5G is the next generation mobile phone network and it promises much higher connection speeds, lower latency (response times) and to be more reliable than the creaking 4G networks we have now.

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28 January 2020

Practice Fusion to pay $145m for accepting pharma kickbacks in opioid prescription scam

Software was used to boost opioid prescriptions on behalf of pharmaceutical companies in a scheme deemed "abhorrent."
28 January 2020

The average ransom demand for a REvil ransomware infection is a whopping $260,000

Security researchers sinkhole the REvil ransomware servers and gain an insight into the operation of today's biggest ransomware gang.
28 January 2020

DEF CON China conference put on hold due to coronavirus outbreak

DEF CON team is hoping that the 2019-nCoV outbreak will improve and they can go on as planned, or reschedule.
27 January 2020

Average Ransomware Payments More Than Doubled in Q4 2019

Ransomware attackers collected an average of around $84,000 from victim organizations, up from $41,000 in Q3 of 2018, Coveware says.
27 January 2020

Google, Mozilla Ban Hundreds of Browser Extensions in Chrome, Firefox

Google, Mozilla Ban Hundreds of Browser Extensions in Chrome, Firefox After discovering a wide pattern of potentially malicious behavior in browser extensions, the two search giants are cracking down.
27 January 2020

Russian Brothers Sentenced to 12 Years for Fraud and Identity Theft

The pair, based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were running a sophisticated credit card fraud factory.
27 January 2020

Hackers hijack Twitter accounts for Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers

OurMine hacking crew returns after two years of inactivity.
27 January 2020

As Necurs Botnet Falls from Grace, Emotet Rises

As Necurs Botnet Falls from Grace, Emotet Rises Researchers wonder if a recent "amateur spam" campaign by the once-prevalant malware distribution botnet is a sign of trojans looking to other infection paths.
27 January 2020

Russian Cybercrime Boss Burkov Pleads Guilty

Aleksei Burkov, an ultra-connected Russian hacker once described as "an asset of supreme importance" to Moscow, has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to running a site that sold stolen payment card data and to administering a highly secretive crime forum that counted among its members some of the most elite Russian cybercrooks.
27 January 2020

N.Y. Could Ban Cities from Paying Ransomware Attackers

N.Y. Could Ban Cities from Paying Ransomware Attackers State senators have issued proposals they say would encourage municipalities to upgrade their cyber-postures.
27 January 2020

Job hunting? Beware hiring scams using spoofed company websites

Cybercriminals are putting a new twist on an old trick

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27 January 2020

Job hunting? Beware hiring scams using spoofed company websites

Cybercriminals are putting a new twist on an old trick

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27 January 2020

Greater Focus on Privacy Pays Off for Firms

Privacy-mature companies complete sales more quickly, have fewer and less serious breaches, and recover from incidents faster, according to Cisco's annual survey.
27 January 2020

How to Get the Most Out of Your Security Metrics

There's an art to reporting security metrics so that they speak the language of leadership and connect the data from tools to business objectives.
27 January 2020

Mandatory IoT Security in the Offing with U.K. Proposal

Mandatory IoT Security in the Offing with U.K. Proposal The new U.K. law mandates that manufacturers apply several security controls to their connected devices.
27 January 2020

Fortinet removes SSH and database backdoors from its SIEM product

Patches have been released for CVE-2019-17659 and CVE-2019-16153.
27 January 2020

Cybersecurity: A guide for parents to keep kids safe online

Cybersecurity, cyberbullying, and mobile devices can be a minefield -- so here is a guide to take the stress out of cyberspace for parents.
27 January 2020

The US Army uses facial recognition to train AI. Now, it needs to protect it

As facial recognition use ramps up despite its controversy, the technology is being applied in the military realm.
27 January 2020