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Major Data Breaches Threaten Security

Hackers stole data from as many as 500 million guests who made reservations at Marriott's Starwood properties. At the same time, question-and-answer website Quora had the data of 100 million users…

Cyberattack on German Government

German security officials have detected a fresh cyber attack on the email accounts of German lawmakers, the military and several German embassies by the Russian hacker group Snake. In February 2018,…

Dell hit with cyber attack

Dell Inc said that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on Nov. 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer…

Saudi Arabi’s Israeli Hacking Tools

The Israeli company NSO Group Technologies offered Saudi Arabia a surveillance system a few months before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his purge of regime opponents, and was allegedly used…

Russia’s Latest Cyber Weapon

Russia’s new technique for stealing data involves sending “weaponised documents” as email attachments that retrieve system information about the target’s computer, which is then sent back to a remote…

US Launches Cybersecurity Defence Agency

President Donald Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act of 2018, thereby establishing the first agency devoted to defending U.S. infrastructure from…

China: The Growth of a Surveillance State

Facial recognition and AI are growing businesses for Chinese tech companies with 'nowhere to hide' for civilian targets. Kuang-Chi Group is a Chinese company that develops and invests in a…

France Gives Google the Guillotine

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces last month said that they will no longer use Google’s search engine as default, but instead use a French search engine called Qwant as it doesn’t exploit user…

Pentagon launches first cyber operation

U.S. Cyber Command has begun targeting Russian operatives, warning them that the military is tracking their activities in an attempt to deter them from disrupting the fast-approaching midterm…

GreyEnergy: Hackers targeting companies in Ukraine

A hacking group believed to be linked to Russia called GreyEnergy has been targeting energy and critical infrastructure companies in Ukraine. Security researchers at ESET said the group has been…

NCSC: Major cyberattack could hit UK soon

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that a major life-threatening cyberattack on the UK will take place in the near future. In its second annual review, the agency revealed it has…

35 million US voter records being sold on Dark Web

Up to 35 million US voter records from 19 states have been found up for sale on a popular hacking forum, security researchers have discovered. The discovery comes just weeks ahead of the ...

Pentagon data breach exposes nearly 30,000 personnel

The Pentagon has revealed that a security breach of US Department of Defense travel records may have compromised the personal information of nearly 30,000 military and civilian staffers. The…

Facebook: 29 million users affected by breach

Facebook said hackers had gained access to 29 million users’ accounts in a massive data breach last month. The company downgraded its initial estimate that 50 million users were compromised in the…

Chinese spy chip uncovered at major US telecom

A major US telecommunications company discovered a malicious implant on a Supermicro server. The report comes after Bloomberg Businessweek’s article that Chinese intelligence agents embedded data-…

Chinese intel officer charged with espionage

A top intelligence officer for the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) has been arrested and indicted on charges of economic espionage and attempting to steal trade secrets from multiple US…

New US weapons systems easy to hack

The US Department of Defense’s (DOD) new computerized weapons systems currently under development is peppered with security vulnerabilities that leave them easily susceptible to attack, according to…

Google+ shutting down after massive user data leak

Google announced it is shutting down Google Plus after discovering a security vulnerability that exposed the personal data of up to 500,000 users. The bug was discovered in March 2018, but was not…

US, UK back Amazon & Apple’s over Chinese microchip hack

US and UK officials have both released statements in support of Apple, Amazon and Supermicro saying there is no reason to doubt their assessments over a report on malicious Chinese microchips.…

China planted ‘spy’ chips in Apple & Amazon servers

A Chinese military unit implanted tiny microchips –no larger than a grain of rice - onto the motherboards of servers used by around 30 US companies including Apple and Amazon, according to a new…