This week, safety Researchers at Google found the so-called watering hole attack that Apple devices that look indiscriminately in Hong Kong. Obera disrupted social media and pro-democracy websites to distribute malware to any visitor from the iPhone or Mac, placing a back door that allows them to steal data, download files, and more. Google did not say whether the campaign was designed by an actor, but did recognize that “the project and its content are linked to the actor with government support.” The event coincides with the 2019 revelation itself China looked at thousands of iPhones in the same way-At that time, the awakening that iOS security could not fail the way it was thought.
The Ministry of Justice also announced its key developments in the use of ransomware, and its construction one who claims to be a thief associated with the notorious REvil gang and seize another $ 6.1 million cryptocurrency. There is a long way to go in dealing with the risk of ransomware, but proving that law enforcement agencies can produce results is an important start.
If you notice that TikTok encourages you to stay in touch with your friends and family-Instead of just giving talented and friendly people, you are not alone. The platform has taken steps that have not been done in recent months to get to know your real-life friends, raise privacy concerns and whether TikTok changes could disrupt what makes social networking more fun.
Finally, at this week’s RE: WIRED conference we spoke to Jen Easterly, head of the Cybersecurity and Information Security Agency, about the challenges she and the entire US government are facing from a growing number of enemies. Coming through the NSA and the Pentagon, Easterly is used for cyber-bullying activities. His job now? Play defense. In particular, he says, with the help of a team of hackers.
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You can usually talk card-skimmer attack– who pretend to be credit card readers to steal your money – and ATMs and fuel pumps, as far as you can imagine. But recently someone installed a debit card at Costco’s warehouse, in all locations. The employee found connectivity tools on a “routine search,” according to a report from BleepingComputer. The company has notified individuals whose credit card information may have been stolen. It’s a good reminder to check where you stick your plastic – or stick to NFC charges.
Earlier this week, Robinhood revealed a “security incident” in which a burglar used engineering to obtain an email list of 5 million people, full names of 2 million people, name, date of birth, and zip code of 310 people. The motherboard went on to say that the attackers had acquired internal tools that would have allowed them to block two users’ authenticity, log out of their accounts, and view their information and sales. Robinhood says customer accounts have not been compromised, but this doesn’t really help because it looks like it would have been easier.
The NSO Group for Spyware has been a hot topic recently, and was recently added to the US List of Entity List because it claims to have “developed and provided spyware programs to foreign governments that used these tools to harass government officials, journalists, businesses, activists, students, and staff. to the ambassador. ” Now, investigators from the non-profit Frontline Defenders have reportedly found the Pegasus malware program on the phones of six Palestinian freedom fighters. They have not been able to link the trigger for a malware program in another country or organization, but this has been the latest in a long line of malware being used where it should not be.
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