Expert Warns of Growing Android Malware Activity

Kaspersky has unveiled its annual analysis of the mobile threat landscape, revealing a striking 52% surge in attacks on mobile devices in 2023 compared to the previous year. Presented at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the report underscores the escalating risks facing mobile users globally. According to the report, the number of mobile attacks soared …

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A cyber attack hit Thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions BU

A cyber attack hit Thyssenkrupp Automotive Body Solutions business unit Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2024 ThyssenKrupp disclosed a security breach that impacted its automotive division last week, in response to the attack the company shut down IT systems. Steel giant ThyssenKrupp disclosed a security breach that impacted its Automotive division last week. The company shut down IT …

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CISA Issues Alert on APT29’s Cloud Infiltration Tactics

A recent joint advisory released by CISA in collaboration with the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and other domestic and international partners sheds light on the evolving tactics of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) cyber actors. Referred to by various aliases such as APT29, Midnight Blizzard, the Dukes or Cozy Bear, this group has …

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Hacking firm I-Soon data leak revealed Chinese gov hacking capabilities

Hacking firm I-Soon data leak revealed Chinese gov hacking capabilities Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2024 Recently the leak of a collection of files apparently stolen from the Chinese government hacking contractor, I-Soon, exposed Chinese hacking capabilities. Recently someone has leaked on GitHub [1,2] a collection of files apparently stolen from the Chinese hacking firm, I-Soon. …

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White House Urges Tech Industry to Eliminate Memory Safety Vulnerabili

The White House has called on the tech industry to adopt memory safe programming languages, eliminating most memory safety vulnerabilities from hardware and software. The report by the Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) noted that memory safety vulnerabilities are one of the “most pervasive” classes of bugs. Up to 70% of security vulnerabilities …

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IntelBroker claimed the hack of the Los Angeles International Airport

IntelBroker claimed the hack of the Los Angeles International Airport Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2024 The popular hacker IntelBroker announced that it had hacked the Los Angeles International Airport by exploiting a flaw in one of its CRM systems. The website Hackread first reported that the popular hacker IntelBroker had breached one of the CRM …

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Avast Faces $16.5m Fine for Unlawfully Selling User Browsing Data

UK-based cybersecurity firm Avast will be fined $16.5m by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for selling customer web browsing data to third parties. This broke Avast promises that its products would protect customers from online tracking, according to the consumer protection agency. Under the proposed consent order, Avast will also be prohibited from selling …

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Australia’s New Cyber Security Head

On February 26, 2024, Lt. Gen. Michelle McGuinness, who previously served as the Deputy Director of Commonwealth Integration at the United States Defense Intelligence Agency, assumed the role of Australia’s National Cyber Security Coordinator. Lt. Gen. McGuinness’s transition into the role of Australia’s cyber security chief follows the recall of her predecessor, who returned to …

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LockBit is back and threatens to target more government organizations

LockBit is back and threatens to target more government organizations Pierluigi Paganini February 26, 2024 The LockBit gang is back and set up a new infrastructure after the recent attempt by law enforcement to disrupt their operation. Last week, a joint law enforcement action, code-named Operation Cronos, conducted by law enforcement agencies from 11 countries disrupted …

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