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[ad_1] Microsoft has admitted that between December 5th-31st 2019, a misconfiguration of the security rules for (what should have been) an internal customer support database left it exposed for anyone to access – no password required. According to researcher Bob Diachenko, who discovered the database was accessible to anyone capable of running a web browser,...
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[ad_1] Samy Bensaci, an 18-year-old living in Montreal, Canada, has been charged in connection with the theft of over $50 million worth of cryptocurrency in a SIM-swapping scam. A SIM swap attack (also sometimes called a Port Out scam) is one where fraudsters manage to trick the customer support staff of cellphone operators into giving...
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[ad_1] What’s the story?The media is reporting that an investigation has concluded that Jeff Bezos’s smartphone was hacked after receiving a WhatsApp message from Mohammed bin Salman. Jeff Bezos, the billionaire who founded Amazon?That’s the one. He also owns the Washington Post. Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia?That’s the chap. Also known...
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[ad_1] A leading offshore safety and verification body has reported a rapid rise in the number of ships seeking to gain a cybersecurity classification.  Ship classification society Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (BV) says it has seen a surge in the number of ships applying for its “Cyber Managed” notation. The notation is based on BV’s...
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[ad_1] An American businessman who co-founded a cybersecurity company has admitted to hiring criminals to carry out cyber-attacks against others. Tucker Preston, of Macon, Georgia, confessed to having paid threat actors to launch a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks between December 2015 and February 2016.  DDoS attacks prevent a website from functioning by bombarding it with...
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[ad_1] Students at the University of Southampton got a surprise in their inbox on Sunday – an email from “The Vice Chancellor” claiming that the university would be imminently closing at the request of the UK Prime Minister, due to the economic consequences of Brexit. Concerned students were reassured, however, that they would be rehoused...
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[ad_1] Joseph Cox at Motherboard reports that car drivers who have installed a BlackVue dash cam into their vehicle can have their real-time GPS location tracked. The issue was highlighted by infosec professional Lee Heath on Christmas Day, who received a BlackVue dash cam as a gift. New gift. BlackVue dashcam. The app allows anyone...
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[ad_1] The USA is considering legislation that would protect local governments by requiring the appointment of a cybersecurity leader for each state. Backers of the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020 say the proposed law will improve intelligence sharing between state and federal governments and speed up incident response times in the event of a cyber-attack. Under...
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[ad_1] A bizarre sextortion scam is attempting to trick victims that not only has their smartphone been hacked to spy upon their private lives, but also every other device they have encountered which contains a built-in camera. As Ionut Ilascu at Bleeping Computer reports the scam begins with victims receiving an email entitled “Your Nudity...
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[ad_1] Over the weekend Citrix announced that its plans to release patches for critical vulnerabilities in its technology, used by tens of thousands of businesses worldwide, have significantly sped up. The first patches, which address the CVE-2019-19781 or so-called Shitrix vulnerability, are now available for versions 11.1 and 12.0 of Citrix Application Delivery Controller (ADC),...
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[ad_1] Video game maker Ubisoft gas filed a lawsuit against the alleged operators of a DDoS-for-hire website, claiming they are “well aware of the harm” the service has caused for the company. As Polygon reports, the publisher of such popular games as Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege has been targeted...
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[ad_1] Last night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Kamaru Usman, the current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion, took his seat at the ringside of UFC 246. Usman wasn’t there to fight. He was there to watch former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone battle it out in...
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[ad_1] Just over a week ago, it was revealed that hackers were exploiting a vulnerability to compromise VPN gateways used by many businesses worldwide. The vulnerability, officially known as CVE-2019-19781 but unofficially named “Shitrix”, was found on Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway servers (formerly known as Netscaler ADC and Netscaler Gateway respectively), but...
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[ad_1] Law enforcement agencies have seized control of the domain of WeLeakInfo, a website offering cheap access to billions of personal credentials stolen from approximately 10,000 data breaches. For as little as $2 per day, anyone could search the controversial website’s database of records and in many instances extract names, email addresses, phone numbers, and...
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[ad_1] Microsoft has published a warning to Internet Explorer users about an unpatched zero-day vulnerability in the browser that is being exploited in targeted attacks. The security hole, which has been dubbed CVE-2020-0674 and is believed to be related to a critical security vulnerability in Firefox that Mozilla warned about earlier this month, could be...
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[ad_1] An American company dedicated to thwarting cyber-attacks has been snapped up by a global private equity firm.  Skyview Capital, LLC announced its acquisition of Fidelis Cybersecurity, Inc yesterday. Fidelis is located in the Maryland town of Bethesda, which a 2015 NerdWallet survey found to be the most educated place in America.  Fidelis Cybersecurity is a leading provider...
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[ad_1] Travelex, the foreign currency exchange service whose services have been knocked offline since New Year’s eve by a cyber attack, is declining to say if it has paid a ransom to the criminals responsible. Earlier today the organisation published a customer update about its ongoing attempts to resume normal operations, which saw for the...
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[ad_1] My wife uses Facebook. I know, I know. I’ve told her. But does she listen to me? No, of course she doesn’t. She’s even listened to the rather wonderful podcast I recorded all about quitting Facebook, but still she finds it hard to cut the umbilical cord to Mark Zuckerberg’s data harvesting monster. Anyway,...
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[ad_1] Law enforcement agencies have seized control of the domain of WeLeakInfo, a website offering cheap access to billions of personal credentials stolen from approximately 10,000 data breaches. For as little as $2 per day, anyone could search the controversial website’s database of records and in many instances extract names, email addresses, phone numbers, and...
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[ad_1] The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has announced the 20 scale-ups selected to join its fourth cohort of cyber-innovators. The latest group is LORCA’s largest and most international yet – including companies from the UK, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Singapore and the US – using technologies such as automation and quantum to...
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