Reddit Security Incident

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Following the news that Reddit has locked user accounts whilst it investigates a potential security incident, Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee Fellow commented below. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and McAfee: “Again, 330 million users find themselves grappling with the fact that hackers might have had the potential to access a treasure trove of their data, putting their privacy […]

Sharing Geo-location Information

An investigative report by Motherboard has uncovered how geo-location data frommobile carriers such as T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T have been shared with third-party partners who sell the information to unauthorized entities not licensed to possess it. The story focused on a company known as Microbilt, that was found to sell geolocation information without regard to […]

Google Search Results Listings Can Be Manipulated For Propaganda

The “knowledge panel” on Google’s search engine lets threat actors alter search results in a way that could be used to push political propaganda, oppressive views, or promote fake news. The “knowledge panel” is a box that usually appears at the right side of the search results, usually highlighting the main search result for a […]

US Government Shutdown Leaves Its Sites With Expired TLS Certificates

It has been reported that following a partial U.S. government shutdown caused by a deadlock on the issue of the Mexican border wall between the Democratic Party and Donald Trump, tens of government websites can no longer be accessed or have been marked as using insecure connections because their TLS certificates have not been renewed. The websites […]

New Malware Families Discovered; Distributed Through Phishing Campaigns From The Necurs Botnet

It has been reported today that security researchers have discovered two new malware families distributed through phishing campaigns last year from the Necurs botnet: ServHelper backdoor with two variants and FlawedGrace remote access trojan (RAT). The threat actor continues to target organisations in the financial and retail sectors, the researchers say, using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, and PDF […]

Multi-Purpose Attack Thingbots Threaten Internet Stability And Human Life

News F5 Labs research reveals IoT devices are now hackers’ No.1 target New research from F5 Labs has revealed that IoT devices are now cybercriminals’ top attack target, surpassing web and application services, and email servers. Gartner currently estimates that the number IoT devices will surge to 20,4 billion by 20201, which represents a staggering […]