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Small Businesses Turn to Managed Service Providers for Security
30 Apr 2019

The average cost of a cyberattack at an SMB is $54,650, a new study shows.

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MyDoom: The 15-year-old malware that's still being used in phishing attacks in 2019
29 Jul 2019

A decade-and-a-half from when it emerged and held the title of the most destructive computer virus of all time, MyDoom still persists.

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Old School 'Sniffing' Attacks Can Still Reveal Your Browsing History
28 Jun 2019

The way that major browsers store history and structure links leaves them vulnerable to old school ‘sniffing’ attacks, according to new research from the University of California San Diego.

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New Microsoft Excel Attack Vector Surfaces
28 Jun 2019

Researchers have identified security hole in Microsoft Office’s Excel spreadsheet program that allows an attacker to trigger a malware attack on remote systems.

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Majority of Singapore firms can't keep up with cloud adoption, suspect data being sold on Dark Web: Poll
27 Jun 2019

Immature security practices, overtaxed IT staff and risky end-user behaviour by employees surrounding cloud adoption are threatening cloud security at companies worldwide, according to a study by US-headquartered cyber-security firm Symantec.

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Two Israeli Brothers Arrested for Phishing Fraud, Bitfinex Hack
27 Jun 2019

The infamous Bitfinex theft of 119,756 BTC shocked the crypto market

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These are the most common types of phishing emails reaching your inbox
26 Jul 2019

One kind of phishing attack is much better at beating security defenses than the rest, warns new research.

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Why is Data Protection so important ?
26 Jul 2019

All companies have data, such as personnel files, customer data, product information, financial transactions.

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Ransomware Behind Norsk Hydro Attack Takes On Wiper-Like Capabilities
25 Jun 2019

Researchers are still looking for answers when it comes to LockerGoga’s initial infection method – and what the attackers behind the ransomware really want.

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Cybercrime goes out of control in India
25 Jun 2019

The dark web of cybercrimes is spreading across the world and India is one of the hotspots of this digital crime.

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Web Site for a Bangladesh Embassy Compromised with Malicious Docs
25 Mar 2019

The web site for the Bangladeshi Embassy in Cairo has been compromised so that it distributes malicious Word documents, which install malware downloaders onto an infected computer.

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Private-hire drivers caught hacking Grab, Gojek apps
24 Jul 2019

Grab, Gojek cracking down on such apps, which also put customer data at risk

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Artificial Intelligence Is About to Make Ransomware Hack Attacks Even Scarier
24 Jun 2019

A year ago, network security specialists spotted a worrying new trend: hackers began unleashing ransomware attacks on really big targets—America’s cities.

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Russia's Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: 'Largest Data Breach In Its History'
22 Jul 2019

Red faces in Moscow this weekend, with the news that hackers have successfully targeted FSB—Russia's Federal Security Service

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Exclusive: Hackers Take Control Of Giant Construction Cranes
22 Feb 2019

Cranes are hopelessly vulnerable. And, unless the manufacturers behind the tools could be convinced to secure their kit, the potential for catastrophic damage was very real. The consequences ranged “from theft and extortion to sabotage and injury,”

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Coinbase Suspends Ethereum Classic Following 51 Percent Attack
22 Feb 2019

Coinbase has ceased interactions with the Ethereum Classic (ETC) blockchain after the exchange detected a 51 percent attack on the network. Following the discovery of a “deep chain reorganization” of the ETC blockchain, Coinbase suspended Ethereum Classic withdrawals and deposits.

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Dublin Tram System Site Down After Hacker Demands One Bitcoin In Ransom
22 Feb 2019

Irish Tram company Luas has fallen to a ransomware attack, after ignoring a previous warning by the hacker regarding security vulnerabilities. Luas carried 37.6 million people in 2017 and transports 100,000 passengers on average daily.

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Top Five Data Breaches Of 2018 In The Healthcare Sector
22 Feb 2019

Over the last year, several data breaches and massive cyber attacks rocked the healthcare sector. The sector witnessed some of the its biggest breaches in 2018. Threat actors and hacker groups continued to target the healthcare sector leading to some massive malware attacks.

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Privacy And Cybersecurity Are Converging. Here's Why That Matters For People And For Companies
22 Feb 2019

It’s not just a coincidence that privacy issues dominated 2018. These events are symptoms of larger, profound shifts in the world of data privacy and security that have major implications for how organizations think about and manage both.

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It Appears China Is Building A Massive Espionage Database On America
22 Feb 2019

It seems obvious at this point that China is building a massive database of information on American individuals and companies, which they can then use for various purposes—including espionage, intellectual property theft, extortion, and other types of coercion.

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Adwind Spyware-as-a-Service Attacks Utility Grid Operators
21 Aug 2019

A phishing campaign targeting utility grid operators uses a PDF attachment to deliver spyware.

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Fortnite Ransomware Masquerades as an Aimbot Game Hack
21 Aug 2019

Attackers are taking aim at Fortnite’s global community of 250 million gamers.

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Florida city to pay $600K ransom to hacker who seized computer systems weeks ago
21 Jun 2019

The 65 Bitcoins, which equals $600,000, will come from the city's insurance, officials said.

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NASA Has Been Hacked
21 Jun 2019

It reveals that an unauthorized Raspberry Pi computer connected to the JPL servers was targeted by hackers

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Everything Is Fake: Ex-Reddit CEO Confirms Internet Traffic Metrics Are Bullshit
21 Feb 2019

For starters, studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human. Some years, "a healthy majority of it is bot."

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Suspect, 20, Arrested Over Massive German Politician Data Hack
21 Feb 2019

Police arrested a 20-year-old suspect in central Hesse Sunday connected to the December data breach of hundreds of politicians. Among the estimated 1,000 people affected were members of the Bundestag lower house of parliament and the European Parliament as well as regional and local assemblies.

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How Hackers Stole $1B From Cryptocurrency Exchanges In 2018
21 Feb 2019

According to the Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report from Ciphertrace some $927 million had been stolen from cryptocurrency exchanges in the first three quarters of 2018 alone. That total will almost certainly have hit, if not smashed straight through, the $1 billion mark by now. So, who were the hackers behind the heists and how did they get away with it?

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Hacking Group Kicks Off The New Year With Cyber Extortion Campaign
21 Feb 2019

Cybercriminals on Monday entered the new year with a bang, after a group claiming to have stolen a trove of confidential documents from an as-yet unidentified US law firm threatened to make the information public if its ransom demands were not met.

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Mayday! NASA Warns Employees of Personal Information Breach
21 Feb 2019

NASA today confirmed a data breach that may have compromised personal information of some of its current and former employees. The unknown hackers managed to gain access to personally identifiable information (PII), including social security numbers, of current and former employees.

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Hackers Threaten To Dump Insurance Files Related To 9/11 Attacks
21 Feb 2019

On Monday, New Year’s Eve, a hacker group announced it had breached a law firm handling cases related to the September 11 attacks, and threatened to publicly release a large cache of related internal files unless their ransom demands were met.

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FBI Seizes 15 DDoS-For-Hire Websites, 3 Operators Charged
21 Feb 2019

The U.S. Justice Department announced earlier today that the FBI has seized domains of 15 "DDoS-for-hire" websites and charged three individuals running some of these services. Booter services such as those named in this action allegedly cause attacks on a wide array of victims in the United States and abroad, including financial institutions, universities, internet service providers, government systems, and various gaming platforms.

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How to Hack WiFi Password Easily Using New Attack On WPA/WPA2
21 Jan 2019

Discovered by the lead developer of the popular password-cracking tool Hashcat, Jens 'Atom' Steube, the new WiFi hack works explicitly against WPA/WPA2 wireless network protocols with Pairwise Master Key Identifier (PMKID)-based roaming features enabled.

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Get Paid Up To $40,000 For Finding Ways To Hack Facebook Or Instagram Accounts
21 Jan 2019

In the latest post published Tuesday on the Facebook page, the social networking giant announced that it has raised the monetary reward for account takeover vulnerabilities to encourage security researchers and bug bounty hunters in helping Facebook to fix high impact issues before nefarious hackers exploit them.

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The 21 Scariest Data Breaches Of 2018
21 Jan 2019

It seems like every week, a new company has to notify its customers that their data may have been compromised, and personal information may have been affected. Here are 21 of the biggest data breaches that companies faced this year.

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Moscow's New Cable Car System Infected With Ransomware Two Days After Launch
21 Jan 2019

A hacker has infected the computer systems of Moscow's new cable car system with ransomware, two days after Moscow's mayor Sergei Sobyanin launched it in a fancy ceremony. The infection impacted the servers of the Moscow Ropeway (MKD), a new agency set up to manage Moscow's re-built cable car line, a 720-meter long line that spans across the Moscow river and links the Luzhniki Olympic Complex and the observation platform on Sparrow Hills.

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China Suspected of Massive Marriott Data Breach – Report
21 Jan 2019

Citing unnamed intelligence and law enforcement sources, the Times reported that attackers working for China's Ministry of State Security were behind the original breach, which occurred in 2014, but was only discovered during the last several weeks.

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The Ethical Hacker’s Blueprint
21 Jan 2019

I would describe an ethical hacker as possessing a certain level of “innovation,” meaning they are creative and inventive in most regards. Being an ethical hacker isn’t easy either. Since you’re burdened with the task of bypassing tight controls or tediously finding vulnerabilities, ethical hacking can sometimes be rather difficult. With that being said, it’s a requirement to enjoy a good challenge.

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The Worst Cyber Attacks Of The Past 10 Years
20 Dec 2018

Over the last 10 years, there have been eight major cyber attacks that compromised data of more than 100 million people. Here are the top cyber attacks over the last decade.

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Government To Launch Bug Bounty Programme By This Year: DPM Teo
20 Dec 2018

“The fight to secure our cyberspace is particularly challenging as it is asymmetric. It is easy for malicious actors to hide their identity, carry out their attacks across borders, and cause severe disruptions in essential services that disproportionately impact millions of people,” Mr Teo said.

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CSIRO's Data61 develops 'vaccine' against attacks on machine learning
20 Jun 2019

Data61 claims its new set of vaccination-like techniques show it's possible to prevent adversarial attacks made on machine learning algorithms.

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US Indicts Two Chinese Government Hackers Over Global Hacking Campaign
20 Feb 2019

The US Department of Justice on Thursday charged two Chinese hackers associated with the Chinese government for hacking numerous companies and government agencies in a dozen countries. According to the indictment, the alleged hackers targeted more than 45 companies and government agencies from 2006 to 2018 and stole "hundreds of gigabytes" of sensitive data and personal information from its targets.

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Hacker Spoofing Bypasses 2FA Security In Gmail, Targets Secure Email Services
20 Feb 2019

A new wave of attacks is targeting Google and Yahoo accounts in order to bypass two-factor authentication as well as compromise users of secure email services, researchers have warned. The cybercriminals have exploited rare opportunities which, when seized, can result in phishing campaigns becoming far more effective - the registration of domains which look remarkably similar to legitimate services.

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Remember Those Leaked NSA Tools? Hackers Are Still Using Them To Hijack Computers
19 Dec 2018

It’s not a hidden fact that NSA is probably the most capable creator of hacking tools that can penetrate different computing platforms and sniff useful information. Last year, things took a surprising turn when NSA’s powerful hacking tools were leaked online.

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Singapore Teen Who Hacked US National Football League Twitter Account Gets 24 months' Probation
19 Dec 2018

Court documents showed that on 7 June 2016, Devesh – who had gained access to the NFL Twitter account largely by using publicly available information – sent out a tweet stating that the NFL’s commissioner Roger Goodell had died. The hoax tweet went viral.

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223 State Courts Online Case Files Accessed Without Authorisation Due To Loophole
19 Dec 2018

A total of 223 electronic case files were accessed over the course of the year (2018). ICMS is used by lawyers, the media and accused persons, with different layers of access for each group of users.

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Singapore's 5G network to get expert security team as cyberthreats widen
19 Aug 2019

SINGAPORE will get a cybersecurity crack team for its telecom industry ahead of next year’s 5G network rollout, in a bid to have the new mobile technology secure from the outset.

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ECB shuts down one of its websites after hacker attack
19 Aug 2019

The European Central Bank (ECB) shut down one of its websites on Thursday after it was hacked and infected with malicious software.

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Another 2.2 million patients affected by AMCA data breach
19 Jul 2019

Another clinical lab ensnared in the AMCA data breach has come forward.

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Cybersecurity: Why one old web scam is on the rise again
19 Jun 2019

Cyber criminals are going back to the future by conducting attacks utilising various kind of domain fraud – and almost all organisations with an online presence are potentially at risk.

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Singapore start-up catches computer bugs for a living, and wants more to do the same
19 Mar 2019

AntiHACK.me is hoping to change how people think about cybersecurity services, and how pay-as-you-use methods like bug bounties could play a pivotal role in safeguarding against vulnerabilities. Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Dexter Ng said in the same interview that he helped start the business because he hoped to change the way companies think when it comes to procuring cybersecurity services and tools, especially those with smaller tech budgets.

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Phishing Scam Asks You to Login to Read Encrypted Message
18 Jun 2019

A new phishing campaign is underway that pretends to be an alert from your email server that it has received an encrypted message for you.

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Email-Related Breaches: Why Are There So Many?
18 Feb 2019

Email-related breaches are far too common in healthcare. The Department of Health and Human Services shows a total of 344 major health data breaches impacting 12.7 million individuals. Of those, 111 breaches impacting 3.4 million individuals were reported as involving email.

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Man Hacks Into Houston Couple's Baby Monitor And Threatens To Kidnap Their Son
18 Feb 2019

Experts warn that Wi-Fi monitors often have vulnerabilities that leave them open to hacking. Some hackers look for devices in which the factory username and password are still in use.

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Ships Infected With Ransomware, USB Malware, Worms
18 Feb 2019

Ships are the victims of cyber-security incidents more often than people think. Industry groups publish cyber-security guidelines to address issues. Ships were also impacted by ransomware, sometimes directly, while in other incidents the ransomware hit backend systems and servers used by ships already in their voyage at sea.

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Was CIMB Clicks Attacked By Hackers Over The Weekend?
18 Feb 2019

It appears that several CIMB Clicks users have reported unauthorised transactions from their bank accounts over the weekend. While it isn’t clear if this is a security breach, CIMB had suddenly implemented Google’s reCAPTCHA service on their online banking portal’s login page.

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Shades of BlueKeep: Wormable Remote Desktop Bugs Top August Patch Tuesday List
16 Aug 2019

The flaws allow remote code-execution without user interaction or authentication, and are highly exploitable.

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HTTP Bugs Open Websites to DoS Attacks
16 Aug 2019

Eight vulnerabilities in the HTTP/2 server implementations were found in vendors Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Apache.

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WhatsApp and Telegram media files aren’t so secure after they reach your phone
16 Jul 2019

Symantec has released a new report on messaging

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Major biometrics data leak impacts UK Metropolitan Police, banks, enterprise companies
15 Aug 2019

Millions of records including biometric information and fingerprints were exposed.

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British Airways exposes personal and flight information of passengers due to flaw in e-ticketing system
15 Aug 2019

The flaw exposed personal information as well as the flight itinerary of passengers through unencrypted check-in URLs

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Brazil is at the forefront of a new type of router attack
15 Jul 2019

Avast: More than 180,000 routers in Brazil had their DNS settings changed in Q1 2019.

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More than 1,000 Google Assistant recordings leaked, and oh boy
15 Jul 2019

It turns out that your private and intimate moments aren't that private after all — if you use Google Assistant, that is.

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Security sleuths eye attack devices planted in packages
14 Aug 2019

How is this for irony. Everyone talks about security exploits getting more sophisticated. Yet an up and coming threat to the digital world, aka the hair-pulling mischief universe, could not be more elementary: hiding, in a package, a low-cost, low-power computer designed for access attack and sending it off in the mail.

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Steam vulnerability reportedly exposes Windows gamers to system hijacking
14 Aug 2019

The researcher was asked not to disclose the bug but did so anyway.

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That push notification on your phone might be a phishing attempt
14 Jun 2019

Maybe we should have seen this one coming.

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Chinese cyberattack hits Telegram, messaging app used by Hong Kong protesters
14 Jun 2019

It was not aimed at the protesters. It was aimed at their phones.

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With just $60 and internet access, researchers found and tracked NATO troops and even tricked them into disobeying orders
14 Mar 2019

Enemies can use social media to not only inexpensively find and target NATO forces – but also manipulate them, new research has concluded.

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Android's Built-in Security Key Now Works With iOS Devices For Secure Login
13 Jun 2019

In April this year, a software update from Google overnight turned all Android phones, running Android 7.0 Nougat and up, into a FIDO-certified hardware security key as part of a push to encourage two-step verification.

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Messaging service Telegram stabilizes after cyber attack
13 Jun 2019

Telegram Recovering from a CyberAttack

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We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed Head
12 Feb 2019

Facial recognition is cropping up everywhere. From shopping malls to the workplace, it's likely something is scanning your face every day. But rather than invade your privacy, facial recognition on smartphones is supposed to protect your digital life from snoops.

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More Than 500,000 People Downloaded These Malware-Infected Android Apps
12 Feb 2019

Google removed 13 apps from its Google Play app store this weekend after the apps were discovered to contain malware. The apps were downloaded a total of 560,000 times before they were removed from the store. All 13 were made by the same developer, who had disguised the apps as car racing games.

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New Ransomware Spreading Rapidly In China Infected Over 100,000 PCs
12 Feb 2019

A new piece of ransomware is spreading rapidly across China that has already infected more than 100,000 computers in the last four days as a result of a supply-chain attack... and the number of infected users is continuously increasing every hour. The attacker is asking victims to pay 110 yuan (nearly USD 16) in ransom through WeChat Pay—the payment feature offered by China's most popular messaging app.

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Singapore SMEs Taking Risk Of Cyber Attacks Too Lightly: Experts
12 Feb 2019

3 in 5 SMEs said they had suffered cyber-security breaches that resulted in business disruptions and data leaks over a 12-month period. Even after SingHealth's high-profile data breach last year, many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are taking the risk of cyber attacks too lightly, warn experts.

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Germany: Backdoor found in four smartphone models; 20,000 users infected
11 Jun 2019

German cyber-security agency warns against buying or using four low-end smartphone models.

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Firm fined $4,000 by PDPC for leak of more than 400 national servicemen's data
11 Jun 2019

The Personal Data Protection Commission fined Option Gift $4,000 after the firm accidentally leaked the details of 427 national servicemen

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Indonesian Fact-Checking Website `Cekfakta.com` Hacked
11 Mar 2019

Media-run general fact-checking website cekfakta.com was hacked after the website superintended the heated presidential debate.

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Google+ To Shut Down Early After New API Flaw Hits 52.5 Million Users
11 Feb 2019

Google today revealed that Google+ has suffered another massive data breach, forcing the tech giant to shut down its struggling social network four months earlier than its actual scheduled date, i.e., in April 2019 instead of August 2019. Google said it discovered another critical security vulnerability in one of Google+'s People APIs that could have allowed developers to steal private information on 52.5 million users, including their name, email address, occupation, and age.

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10 Worst Web Application Logic Flaws
11 Feb 2019

Web application development has grown very tricky, courtesy of smart attackers who can spot flaws in the application. This article dissects some of the prime application logic flaws that a developer should know and most importantly be wary of.

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SingHealth Cyberattack: IHiS Sacks 2 Employees, Imposes Financial Penalty On CEO
11 Feb 2019

Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) has sacked two employees for their negligence over a cyberattack on SingHealth, which saw the personal information of 1.5 million patients stolen – including that of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Several other IHiS employees were commended for handling the incident beyond their job scope and responsibilities.

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Saipem Servers Suffer Cyber Attack In Middle East
11 Feb 2019

Italian oil services company Saipem said it had identified a cyber attack out of India on Monday that had primarily affected its servers in the Middle East. Saipem’s head of digital and innovation, Mauro Piasere, told Reuters the attack had originated in Chennai, India. But he added the group’s servers in its main operating centers in Italy, France and Britain had not been affected.

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A cyber-skills shortage means students are being recruited to fight off hackers
10 Jun 2019

Students with little or no cybersecurity knowledge are being paired with easy-to-use AI software that lets them protect their campus from attack.

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Teeny-Tiny Bluetooth Transmitter Runs on Less Than 1 Milliwatt
10 May 2019

Bluetooth Low Energy data packets can now be sent by millimeter-size IoT motes

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'Random' password 'ji32k7au4a83' used in 141 data breaches
10 May 2019

The password 'ji32k7au4a83' may look like a completely random set of numbers and letters, but that exact password has appeared in 141 data breaches.

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Marriott Hack Hits 500 million Starwood Guests
10 Jan 2019

For about 327 million guests, the information included "some combination" of names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, passport numbers, account information, date of birth, gender, arrival and departure information. It said some records also included encrypted payment card information, but it could not rule out the possibility that the encryption keys had also been stolen.

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Sextortion Emails Force Payment Via GandCrab Ransomware
10 Jan 2019

An ongoing sextortion campaign targeting thousands around the United States infects victims with the GandCrab ransomware and demands $500 to decrypt their systems Sextortion emails typically ask for money in order to keep silent about compromising adult websites that they supposedly looked at. But this particular campaign takes it a step further, by attaching a link which when clicked then installs the infamous GandCrab ransomware.

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$30m Grant To Enhance Cyber Security Capabilities In Financial Sector Launched
10 Jan 2019

The grant will support the development of advanced cyber security functions, such as security operations, cyber threat surveillance and intelligence gathering, computer forensics, malware research and analysis, and cyber threat hunting. It will co-fund up to 50 per cent of qualifying expenses, capped at $3 million for financial institutions for them to establish global or regional cyber security centres of excellence here.

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Thousands Of Google Chromecast Devices Hijacked To Promote PewDiePie
10 Jan 2019

A group of hackers has hijacked tens of thousands of Google's Chromecast streaming dongles, Google Home smart speakers and smart TVs with built-in Chromecast technology in recent weeks by exploiting a bug that's allegedly been ignored by Google for almost five years. The attackers, who go by Twitter handles @HackerGiraffe and @j3ws3r, managed to hijack Chromecasts’ feeds and display a pop-up, spreading a security warning as well as controversial YouTube star PewDiePie propaganda.

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UK Cyber Security Strategy Making ‘Good Progress’
10 Jan 2019

Since the launch of the National Cyber Security Strategy, said Sayers, the government has continued to invest in, and build, the UK’s cyber capabilities across UK law enforcement to pursue those who carry out cyber attacks, wherever they are.

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More Than 50 DBS Customers Fell For Phishing SMSes In Last Two Months
10 Jan 2019

The police and DBS Bank warned on Thursday (Nov 22) of a resurgence in phishing SMSes purportedly sent by DBS or POSB. In the last two months, more than 50 people have reported falling victim to the scam, said the police and DBS Bank in a joint news release. In the phishing SMSes that looked like they were sent by the bank, victims were told that suspicious activity had been detected in their account.

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Supermicro Says Investigation Firm Found No Spy Chips
10 Jan 2019

Supermicro has sent a letter to its customers saying that it has found no evidence of malicious chips on its motherboards. The company asked third-party company Nardello & Co. to audit Supermicro’s hardware. On October 4, a Bloomberg report claimed that China’s spies managed to conceal tiny malicious chips on Supermicro motherboards. Those chips would then end up in data centers operated by Supermicro customers, such as Amazon and Apple.

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The Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack: A Look at the Evidence We Have
10 Jan 2019

Park’s particular involvement in the November 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack garnered special attention to investigators. The intrusion was supposedly a retaliatory response to a comedic film, The Interview, which was to be released later that same month. The hackers escaped with company confidential information that ultimately embarrassed Sony executives and produced major financial loss. The hack on Sony rose questions regarding First Amendment protections, U.S. government safeguards an

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Australia Passes Anti-Encryption Bill—Here's Everything You Need To Know
10 Jan 2019

Australia's House of Representatives has finally passed the "Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018," also known as the Anti-Encryption Bill, on Thursday that would now allow law enforcement to force Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Signal, and other tech giants to help them access encrypted communications.

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Tencent Engineer Slapped With Fine For Hacking Hotel Wi-Fi In Singapore
10 Jan 2019

The State Courts of Singapore have slapped an engineer of Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings with a S$5,000 (US$3,663) fine for hacking into a hotel’s Wi-fi server during his stay in the city state last month.

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South Korea To Develop AI To Prevent Voice Phishing
10 Jan 2019

With voice phishing attacks increasing by 74 percent, South Korea's Financial Supervisory Service and SK Telecom will develop AI to prevent such attacks. South Korea's finance watch dog, the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), together with SK Telecom, will develop AI to prevent voice phishing attacks.

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PS4: Hacker m0rph3us1987 To Present A New PS4 Hack At The End Of The Year
10 Jan 2019

During the The 35th Chaos Communication Congress conference in Germany this year, developer m0rph3us1987 will be making a presentation related to a PS4 hack he has developed. The hack allegedly makes use of Video related apps on the PS4.

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Transnational Online Credit Card Fraud Syndicate Crippled In Joint International Operation
10 Jan 2019

The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Polda Metro Jaya (PMJ) of the Indonesian National Police (INP) launched a joint investigation against a transnational online credit card fraud syndicate believed to be operating from Indonesia and had used stolen credit card details to make a series of fraudulent online purchases of flight tickets from a Singapore website.

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Save The Children Foundation Duped By Hackers Into paying Out $1 million
10 Jan 2019

Save the Children Foundation has revealed that the charity was targeted by fraudsters last year, leading to the loss of $1 million. Speaking to the Boston Globe, the US arm of the non-profit, which supports children worldwide, said that con artists managed to compromise an employee's email account in order to masquerade as the staff member in question.

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UK Firms Hit By Attacks Every 50 Seconds
09 Jul 2019

Cyber-attacks on UK businesses hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2019, averaging one every 50 seconds, according to Beaming.

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AI for Fraud Detection to Triple by 2021
09 Jul 2019

The use of AI fraud detection is predicted to triple by 2021, according to a new study from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), developed in collaboration with SAS.

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PhpMyAdmin Releases Critical Software Update — Patch Your Sites Now!
09 Jan 2019

The phpMyAdmin project last Sunday gave an early heads-up about the latest security update through its blog, probably the first time, as an experiment to find if pre-announcements can help website admins, hosting providers and package managers better prepare for the security release.

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Chinese cyber spies are stealing money from video game firms on the side
08 Aug 2019

Researchers at FireEye say contractors working for the state-sponsored APT41 group are still targeting video games companies outside of work

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Tap ‘n Ghost Attack Creatively Targets Android Devices
08 Jul 2019

Researchers use malicious NFC tags and booby-trapped physical surfaces to connect Android devices to malicious wireless networks.

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Youtube's ban on "hacking techniques" threatens to shut down all of infosec Youtube
08 Jul 2019

Once upon a time, companies were able to insist -- with a straight face -- that the real problem with the security defects in their products was the researchers who went public with them, warning customers and users that the products they were trusting were not trustworthy.

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Security bugs in popular Cisco switch brand allow hackers to take over devices
07 Aug 2019

The three vulnerabilities are as bad as it gets in terms of security flaws -- an authentication bypass, a remote code execution, and a command injection.

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QualPwn vulnerabilities in Qualcomm chips let hackers compromise Android devices
07 Aug 2019

Patches for the QualPwn vulnerabilities have been released earlier today by both Qualcomm and the Android team.

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US to demand five years of your social media, email account info in visa application
07 Jun 2019

In addition, the new visa requirements now not only ask you if you have personally been involved in terrorism-related activities but your family too.

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NSA warns Microsoft Windows users of cyber-attack risk
07 Jun 2019

Microsoft Windows users might be Risk!!

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WIFI HIDES INSIDE A USB CABLE
07 Mar 2019

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New Google Chrome Zero-Day Vulnerability Found Actively Exploited in the Wild
07 Mar 2019

You must update your Google Chrome immediately to the latest version of the web browsing application. Security researcher Clement Lecigne of Google's Threat Analysis Group discovered and reported a high severity vulnerability in Chrome late last month that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code and take full control of the computers.

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New email hacking tool from OilRig APT Group Leaked Online
06 Jun 2019

New Tool for hacking E-Mails leaked online!!

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IoT home security camera allows hackers to listen in over HTTP
05 Aug 2019

Unauthenticated, remote snooping is possible over the Internet

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Ikea Singapore apologises after more than 400 e-mail IDs revealed to customers
05 Aug 2019

Swedish retailer Ikea apologised to affected customers in Singapore on Sunday (Aug 4) after the company inserted 410 individual e-mail addresses in the wrong message field of a promotional mailer and sent it out.

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Singapore and Malaysian fake documents found online
05 Aug 2019

Leaked personal Information being used for fake documents

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ANU data breach stretching back 19 years detected
05 Jun 2019

A sophisticated operator accessed the ANU's systems illegally in late 2018 but the breach was only detected two weeks ago

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Phishing attacks that bypass 2-factor authentication are now easier to execute
05 Jun 2019

Phishing Attack that defeats Two-Factor Authentication

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OpenID Foundation says 'Sign In with Apple' is not secure enough
04 Jul 2019

In an open letter, the OpenID Foundation says Sign In with Apple "exposes users to greater security and privacy risks.

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The future of smartphone security: Hardware isolation
04 Jul 2019

Mobile spyware has become increasingly more ubiquitous in corporate networks and devices.

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Marriott To Pay For New Passports For Guests Experiencing Fraud After Data Breach
04 Feb 2019

Marriott International will pay for customers' new passports if they can prove fraud following the company's large-scale data breach that affected as many as 500 million guests. Marriott revealed last week that hundreds of millions of guests may have had their data stolen if they made reservations at Marriott's Starwood properties. Such data include names, mailing addresses, passport numbers and more.

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UK Businesses Feel Let Down By Government On Cyber Security
04 Feb 2019

Government needs to provide more support around cyber security issues in 2019, according to the majority of UK IT leaders polled. Nearly seven in 10 IT bosses say their business has suffered at least one cyber attack in the past year, and almost a third also said the government does not offer businesses enough guidance or support on cyber security, according to the study sponsored by risk-scoring firm RedSeal.

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Senate passes cybersecurity bill to decrease grid digitization, move toward manual control
03 Jul 2019

The increase in distributed energy resources can serve load more efficiently, but also offers potential attackers more potential entry points.

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Florida city fires IT employee after paying ransom demand last week
03 Jul 2019

The employee, whose name was not released, was fired on Friday, according to local media reports , who cited the Lake City mayor.

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How do you keep your firm’s information safe and secured?
03 Jun 2019

This is the true game of infosec. You must, with every wit available, devise a plan that can mitigate damage and fill in any security holes on your system or network. It can be simply setting up encryption standards for your files and file systems so that they are unreadable to intruders and sometimes undetectable altogether.

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UK Defense Secretary Sacked Over Huawei Leak
03 May 2019

Opposition parties are calling for a criminal inquiry after the UK defense secretary was sacked for allegedly leaking news of the government’s decision to allow Huawei to supply parts of its 5G network.

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Study Exposes Breadth of Cyber Risk
03 May 2019

New study shows SMBs face greater security exposure, but large companies still support vulnerable systems as well.

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Data Breaches Can Sucker-punch You, Prepare To Fight Back
03 Jan 2019

Experts tend to focus on the number of people whose records hackers stole, or whether the breached company could have prevented the hack. Those are important questions, but you can be forgiven for wondering what they have to do with you. What, really, is the worst that could happen to you personally?

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Exclusive: Emails Of Top NRCC Officials Stolen In Major 2018 Hack
03 Jan 2019

The House GOP campaign arm suffered a major hack during the 2018 midterm campaigns, exposing thousands of sensitive emails to an outside intruder, according to three senior party officials. The email accounts of four senior aides at the National Republican Congressional Committee were surveilled for several months, the party officials said. The intrusion was detected in April by an NRCC vendor, who alerted the committee and its cybersecurity contractor.

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Google Reveals New Security Bug Affecting More Than 52 million Users
03 Jan 2019

For six days in November, an update to the underlying code of Google+ meant that apps seeking to access users’ profile information — including their names, email addresses, occupations and ages — could view that data even if it was “set to not-public,” Google said in a blog post. Apps could have accessed some non-public profile data that had been shared with a user, as well.

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Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds
03 Jan 2019

Once installed, the malware asks the user for permission to “Enable Statistics.” This innocent sounding function actually allows the malware, and its creators, to receive notifications when the user is interacting with certain apps, and inspect the content of the window they’re interacting with. In other words, this allows the cybercriminals to take control of the phone remotely when the user opens certain apps. In this case: PayPal, Google Play, WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, Gmail, and some banking a

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LinkedIn is becoming China's go-to platform for recruiting foreign spies
02 May 2019

LinkedIn is being used more and more as a intelligence directory for Chinese spies.

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U.S. May Outlaw Messaging Encryption Used By WhatsApp, iMessage And Others, Report
01 Jul 2019

End-to-end encrypted messaging is a major issue for law enforcement

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New Dridex Variant Slips By Anti-Virus Detection
01 Jul 2019

A never-before-seen Dridex variant has been spotted in phishing emails using anti-virus detection evasion tactics

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