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Researchers say Hermit, a powerful mobile spyware, is used by governments

Security researchers at Lookout have released new details about an Android spyware deployed in targeted attacks by national governments, with victims in Kazakhstan, Syria and Italy. The spyware, which Lookout […]




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Foxconn confirms ransomware attack disrupted operations at Mexico factory

Smartphone manufacturing giant Foxconn has confirmed that a ransomware attack in late May disrupted operations at one of its Mexico-based production plants. “It is confirmed that one of our factories […]




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FBI operation aims to take down massive Russian GRU botnet

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has disclosed it carried out an operation in March to mass-remove malware from thousands of compromised routers that formed a massive botnet controlled by Russian […]




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A security lapse exposed India’s CISF personnel files and health records

Internal documents, officer health records, and personnel files belonging to India’s Central Industrial Security Force were spilling online because of a data security lapse. A security researcher in India, who […]




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Red Cross says ‘state-sponsored’ hackers exploited unpatched vulnerability

The recent cyberattack on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which compromised the data of more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable” people, was likely the work of state-sponsored hackers. […]




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European data watchdog calls for EU-wide ban on Pegasus spyware

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has called for a bloc-wide ban on the controversial Pegasus spyware tool, warning its use could lead to an “unprecedented level of intrusiveness.” Israeli’s […]




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Are embedded devices the next ransomware target?

2021 will be remembered as the year that ransomware gangs turned their attention to critical infrastructure, targeting companies built around manufacturing, energy distribution, and food production. The Colonial Pipeline ransomware […]




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It’s time for tech to embrace security by design

Mark Sullivan Contributor Mark Sullivan was a federal law enforcement agent for nearly 35 years and the director of the U.S. Secret Service from 2006 to 2013. Cybercriminals are getting […]




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FIN7 hackers set up a fake company to recruit for cyberattacks

FIN7, a financially motivated Russian hacking group, has set up a fake company to lure unwitting IT specialists into supporting its continued expansion into ransomware, security researchers have found. According […]




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Cyber Threat Report Sheds Light on Early 2021

It’s more than halfway through 2021, and it’s time to evaluate how the first half of the year went in terms of cyber threats. Large-scale incidents like those against Colonial […]