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Amazon Alexa Outage, Experts Reactions

Amazon’s smart voice assistant, Alexa, went down for two hours today, but the service is now recovering with many speakers back to fully operational. According to

Amazon Alexa Outage, Experts Reactions

Amazon’s smart voice assistant, Alexa, went down for two hours today, but the service is now recovering with many speakers back to fully operational. According to Down detector, Amazon, Alexa and Amazon Web Services started to see a spike in issues from around 2am ET / 7am GMT on January 21,

Why Hack Sites When Google Will Do The Work For You?

SafeBreach Researchers used Google’s own VirusTotal to find and retrieve more than 1,000,000 credentials, exfiltrated by different types of malware and unencrypted cryptocurrency wallets.  VirusTotal is a free service offered by Google that checks suspicious files using dozens of antivirus engines. With just a single VirusTotal license, researchers gained access to

New Laws Proposed To Strengthen The UK’s Resilience From Cyber Attack, Experts Weigh In

The UK Government has today announced some new measures to boost British businesses’ cyber security after recent high profile attacks. More firms providing essential digital services should follow strict cyber security duties with large fines for non-compliance Other legislative proposals include improved incident reporting and driving up standards in the cyber security

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Red Cross Hack Leaks Data Of 515,000 Vulnerable People

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been the victim of a cyber-attack in which hackers managed to access the data of more than 515,000 extremely vulnerable people. Below is the statement by ICRC in relation to this attack: “The attack compromised personal data and confidential information on

Put Information Security Ahead of Infrastructure Security

QR Code Scams Are On The Rise, InfoSec Experts Weigh In

Have you scanned a QR code in the past week, no matter it’s in restaurants for menus or shops for contact tracing? Since the start of the pandemic, we’re seeing an uptick in adoption, but they all come with risks. What’s more, QR codes are more favourable for hackers as

IBM not investing in mobile security

WEF Global Cybersecurity Outlook Reinforces 2 Very Specific Items, Experts Input

The World Economic Forum releasing today its first Global Cybersecurity Outlook report. Raghu summarises the specifics from the report, as well as highlighting the disappointing presentation in the report of cyber risks as technology risks and not enterprise risks that directly impact the business. Experts Comments January 19, 2022 Peter Stelzhammer

Europol Seizes Black Market VPN

The Record is reporting Europol takes down VPNLab, a service used by ransomware gangs. An international law enforcement operation has seized the servers of VPNLab.net, a virtual private network provider that advertised its services on the criminal underground and catered to various cybercrime groups, including ransomware gangs.  Europol said it

Beijing Winter Olympics App Insecure

In a report released by Citizen Lab today, researchers analyzed the ‘My 2022’ Beijing Winter Olympics app and discovered the app is insecure when it comes to protecting the sensitive data of its users. The app’s encryption system carries a significant flaw that enables middle-men to access documents, audio and

Luxury Brand Moncler Data Breach – Expert Comments

Italian luxury fashion giant Moncler confirmed that they suffered a data breach after files were stolen by the AlphV/BlackCat ransomware operation in December and published today on the dark web. The attack unfolded in the final week of 2021 when the luxury fashion brand announced an interruption in its IT services but assured

Data Privacy Day – Expert Commentary

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly added another layer of complexity to the workplace, as companies are relying on technology to establish secure remote work capabilities. With IT modernization being a key topic for business leaders currently, Data Privacy Day (January 28) is a great time to reflect on the importance of ensuring all company

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Microsoft Discovers Destructive Malware Targeting Ukraine

In a blog published Saturday, Microsoft says it has discovered  a destructive malware being used to corrupt systems of multiple organizations in Ukraine. Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) first discovered the ransomware-like malware on January 13. In response to this blog, an expert with Gurucul has offered perspective. Experts Comments

FCC Data Breach Reporting Rules For Telecom Carriers – Expert Comments

The FCC has proposed more rigorous data breach reporting requirements for telecom carriers in response to breaches that recently hit the telecommunications industry. On Wednesday, Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel shared the proposal in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), the first step in changing the FCC’s rules for

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Belarusian Intelligence Behind Ukrainian Government Website Cyber Attacks

Ukrainian government websites were hit by cyber attacks over the weekend. According to this Reuters article, the Ukraine suspects UNC1151 (a group linked to Belarus intelligence) to be tied to this activity. Experts Comments January 20, 2022 Raj Dodhiawala + Follow Me – UnFollow Me President Remediant The massive cyber attack that