Saturday, July 11, 2020

Californian Jailed Over Identity Theft Scheme Targeting Military

Californian Jailed Over Identity Theft Scheme Targeting Military A California man has been put behind bars for his role in an identity theft scheme that victimized thousands of US veterans and service members.  Trorice Crawford pleaded guilty on December 5 last...

SANS Institute Cyber-Skills Game Now Available in Middle East

SANS Institute Cyber-Skills Game Now Available in Middle East A platform created by the SANS Institute to teach core cybersecurity skills is now available to students and young adults across the Middle East and Africa. CyberStart Game provides a gamified learning experience...

Vulnerability Found in Kasa Camera

Vulnerability Found in Kasa Camera A hobby farmer on the hunt for a vegetable-eating critter has discovered a flaw in a popular outdoor home security camera.  Midwesterner Jason Kent purchased a Kasa camera to help identify whatever creature it was that had...

Cloud Adoption Held Back by Data Loss and Compliance Fears

Cloud Adoption Held Back by Data Loss and Compliance Fears UK businesses have been slow to move to the cloud because of concerns over data loss and compliance breaches, according to the 2020 UK Veritas Databerg Report. It showed that...

Google Bans Stalkerware Ads From its Pages

Google Bans Stalkerware Ads From its PagesGoogle has updated its advertising policy to effectively ban stalkerware from its pages. The tech giant announced the move in an update to its Enabling Dishonest Behavior policy. Although it didn’t mention the category...

Zoom Zero-Day Bug Hits Legacy Windows Users

Zoom Zero-Day Bug Hits Legacy Windows UsersZoom is scrambling to fix another zero-day vulnerability in its Windows client, this time potentially leading to arbitrary remote code execution. Acros Security CEO, Mitja Kolsek, revealed the news in a blog post, claiming...

Pub-Goers at Risk of Cyber-Attacks as Lockdown Eases

Pub-Goers at Risk of Cyber-Attacks as Lockdown EasesUK pubs and restaurants are exposing their customers to the risk of phishing attacks as consumers head back to the bar after a long period of lockdown, according to Proofpoint. The security vendor...

Brits Desire More Regulation of AI

Brits Desire More Regulation of AINew research has found that the British public are in favor of increased regulation and more accountability in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). An independent survey of 2,000 adults in the UK by AI...

Teen Murdered After Confronting Cyber-Bullies

Teen Murdered After Confronting Cyber-BulliesA teenager from San Diego has been fatally shot after confronting cyber-bullies who targeted her sister online.  The life of 19-year-old Janessa Del Valle was tragically cut short on July 4 as America celebrated its national...

Cyber-Attack Downs Alabama County’s Network

Cyber-Attack Downs Alabama County’s NetworkA suspected ransomware attack has caused the temporary closure of an Alabama county’s computer network. Chilton County implemented a shutdown after being targeted by a suspected ransomware attack on the morning of July 7. County Commission...

95% of Brits Unable to Consistently Identify Phishing Messages

95% of Brits Unable to Consistently Identify Phishing MessagesJust 5% of Brits are able to recognize all scam emails and texts, a study from Computer Disposals Limited has found. Scam emails purporting to be from Facebook were shown to be...

Alert Fatigue and Overload an Issue for Majority of Security Analysts

Alert Fatigue and Overload an Issue for Majority of Security AnalystsSecurity professionals are struggling to effectively manage high volumes of security alerts. According to the 2020 State of SecOps and Automation Report, a study conducted by Dimensional Research on behalf...

HSBC SMS Phishing Scam Targets UK Victims

HSBC SMS Phishing Scam Targets UK VictimsPeople in the UK are being targeted by a new phishing scam designed to trick victims into handing over details of their HSBC bank account. The scam, discovered by litigation specialists Griffin Law, begins...

Fake TikTok App Targets Indian Users

Fake TikTok App Targets Indian UsersAttackers are creating fake links for the video-sharing application TikTok, which contain malware to capture user’s data. According to Money Control, police in India have issued a warning about TikTok links, after links were sent...

Global Privacy Regulators Probe Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI

Global Privacy Regulators Probe Facial Recognition Firm Clearview AI The privacy regulators of the UK and Australia have announced a joint investigation into controversial facial recognition firm Clearview AI. “The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the UK’s...

Windows 10 Security Game-Changer As Microsoft Reveals New Hacker Protection

Microsoft is set to bring a powerful new security feature to Windows 10 that just might be a game-changer.

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.
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Exclusive: Any Chingari App (Indian TikTok Clone) Account Can Be Hacked Easily

Following vulnerability disclosure in the Mitron app, another viral TikTok clone in India has now been found vulnerable to a critical but easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability, allowing anyone to hijack any user account and tamper with their information, content,...

Is TikTok Seriously Dangerous—Do You Need To Delete It?

Here's the reality behind all the headlines...

iPhone User Sues LinkedIn For Reading Clipboard Data After iOS 14 Alert Revelations

The fallout from Apple's new iOS 14 privacy notification feature continues as one iPhone user files a class-action lawsuit against LinkedIn for silently reading clipboard data.