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Networking, Networking Security, Security, Tech

Senator Warner seeks “grand alliance” to protect against surveillance threat from China’s tech dominance

September 20, 2019

Via: CSO Online

When it comes to technology policy, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence committee, is clearly concerned about the power China holds, particularly when it comes to trusting China’s leading tech suppliers and the prospect of a […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Ransomware: Cyber-insurance payouts are adding to the problem, warn security experts

September 17, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Cyber-insurance companies that encourage ransomware victims to give into the demands of hackers and pay for decryption keys are making the problem of file-locking malware attacks much worse in the long run, cybersecurity experts have warned. This year has seen […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

6 biggest healthcare security threats for 2020

September 11, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Consumers are more worried now about their protected health information (PHI) being compromised, thanks to high-profile breaches like Anthem and Allscripts. The recent RSA Data Privacy Report surveyed 7,500 consumers in Europe and the US. It showed that 59 percent […]


Mobile Security, Security

Joker malware that signs victims up to premium subscription services discovered in 24 Play Store apps

September 10, 2019

Via: TechSpot

CSIS Security Group analyst Aleksejs Kuprins made the discovery, which he wrote about in a Medium post. Joker surreptitiously signs its victims up to premium subscription services by simulating the sign-up process. It also steals SMS messages, contact lists, and […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Cyber-security incident at US power grid entity linked to unpatched firewalls

September 9, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A cyber-security incident that impacted a US power grid entity earlier this year was not as dangerous as initially thought, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) said last week. In a report highlighting the “lessons learned” from a past […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Taxpayers against cities paying up in ransomware attacks, says survey

September 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

While paying ransom in cyberattacks may be a viable strategy, local governments are going to have to answer to taxpayers should the choose that option, according to an IBM Security and Morning Consult survey. The survey, which was based on […]


Networking Security, Security

A Chinese APT is now going after Pulse Secure and Fortinet VPN servers

September 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A group of Chinese state-sponsored hackers is targeting enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet and Pulse Secure after details about security flaws in both products became public knowledge last month. The attacks are being carried out by a group known as […]


Networking Security, Security

Huawei accuses the US government of using ‘unscrupulous means’ to disrupt its business

September 3, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Huawei accused the U.S. government of “using every tool at its disposal” including “unscrupulous” tactics “to disrupt the normal business operations of Huawei and its partners.” The company issued a statement Tuesday in response to The Wall Street Journal article […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

iPhone-hacking websites also targeted Google and Windows users

September 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this year, Google’s Project Zero threat analysis group discovered 12 separate security flaws, seven of which involved the iPhone’s built-in Safari web browser. The five different exploit chains gave attackers root access to a handset, allowing them to steal […]


Networking Security, Security

BEC overtakes ransomware and data breaches in cyber-insurance claims

September 2, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Business email compromise (BEC) has overtaken ransomware and data breaches as the main reason companies filed a cyber-insurance claim in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Asia) region last year, said insurance giant AIG. According to statistics published in […]