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‘Shadow Brokers’ Threatens to Unmask A Hacker Who Worked With NSA

June 28, 2017 Swati Khandelwal 0

The Shadow Brokers, a notorious hacking group that leaked US cyberweapons — which were also abused by the recent ransomware disasters WannaCry and Petya or NotPetya — has now threatened to unmask the identity of a former hacker who worked for the NSA.

Besides this, the Shadow Brokers group has also doubled the price for its monthly subscription model of NSA’s built hacking tools and zero-day

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What is… phishing

June 27, 2017 Paul Ducklin 0

Welcome to our What is… series, where we turn technical jargon into plain English. Phishing is the word used when a cybercriminal sends you some sort of electronic message to trick you into doing something insecure. The “fishing” metaphor refers to the idea of getting you on the hook and then reeling you in. The […]

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Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

June 27, 2017 Wang Wei 0

Google has just lost its biggest regulatory battle!

Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since 2008.

After a lengthy seven-year investigation that was launched in 2010 after several rivals complaint, the European Commission on Tuesday imposed this ‘biggest even financial

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Microsoft’s Private Windows 10 Internal Builds and Partial Source Code Leaked Online

June 24, 2017 Mohit Kumar 0

A massive archive of Microsoft’s top-secret Windows 10 builds, and the source codes for private software has been reportedly leaked online, which could lead to a nasty wave of Windows 10 exploits, journalist at the Reg claims.

The Leaked files – uploaded on BetaArchive website – contains more than 32 terabytes of data, which includes many non-public Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 builds

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Two British Men Arrested For Hacking Microsoft

June 23, 2017 Wang Wei 0

British police have arrested two men in the UK conspiring to hack into the computer networks of US tech giant Microsoft with plans to steal customers’ data from the software giant.

The suspects — 22-year-old from Sleaford and a 25-year-old from Bracknell — were arrested by the detectives from the Britain’s South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) Thursday morning (22 June 2017).


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Google begins removing private medical records from search results

June 23, 2017 Samuel Gibbs 0

Scrubbing medical records from search should help limit the damage caused by leaks, hacks and errors by medical institutions

Google has started removing private medical records from its search results, after adjusting its policy regarding personal information.

The change was made on Thursday to include the “confidential, personal medical records of private people” in the bracket of information Google may remove unprompted from search results. Other examples of such information include national or government issued identification numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers and images of signatures.

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No, WannaCry Is Not Dead! Hits Honda & Traffic Light Camera System

June 22, 2017 Swati Khandelwal 0

It’s been over a month since the WannaCry ransomware caused chaos worldwide and people have started counting its name as ‘the things of past,’ but…

…WannaCry is not DEAD!

The self-spreading ransomware is still alive and is working absolutely fine.

The latest victims of WannaCry are Honda Motor Company and 55 speed and traffic light cameras in Australia.

The WannaCry ransomware shuts

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Brutal Kangaroo: CIA-developed Malware for Hacking Air-Gapped Networks Covertly

June 22, 2017 Swati Khandelwal 0

WikiLeaks has published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing a tool suite – which is being used by the CIA for Microsoft Windows that targets “closed networks by air gap jumping using thumb drives,” mainly implemented in enterprises and critical infrastructures.

Air-gapped computers that are isolated from the Internet or other external networks are believed to be the

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UK: Commitment to introduce new Data Protection Bill in line with GDPR principles

June 22, 2017 Editor 0

Yesterday the UK Government set out its legislative programme for the next Parliamentary term, through the Queen’s Speech. Whilst Brexit will dominate the legislative agenda, data protection received special mention with a commitment to introduce a new Data Protection Bill. The Bill will reiterate the UK’s commitment to implementation of the principles of privacy enshrined …

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