Apple Dropped Plan For Encrypting Backups After FBI Complained

iOS Malware

According to Reuters, Apple dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company’s iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations. The tech giant’s reversal, about two years ago, has not previously been reported. It shows how much Apple has been willing to help U.S. law […]

Microsoft Exposes 250M Customer Support Records On Leaky Servers – Experts Comments

Runtime Application Dependency Mapping

Microsoft disclosed a security breach that led to the accidental exposure of around 250 million customer support and service records, some containing personally identifiable information, between 05 and 31 December 2019. The exposure was caused by a misconfigured internal customer support database, which consisted of a cluster of five Elasticsearch servers, a technology used to […]

Comments On Thousands Of WordPress Sites Hacked To Fuel Scam Campaign

According to security researchers, over 2,000 WordPress sites have been hacked to fuel a campaign that redirects visitors to scam sites containing unwanted browser notification subscriptions, fake surveys, giveaways, and fake Adobe Flash downloads. Security firm Sucuri detected this hacking campaign last week. Some of the vulnerable plugins seen being exploited are the “CP Contact Form […]

Jeff Bezos’ Phone Hacked By Saudi Crown Prince – Expert Comments

The Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos had his mobile phone “hacked” in 2018 after receiving a WhatsApp message that had apparently been sent from the personal account of the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, as reported by the Guardian. The encrypted message from the number used by Mohammed bin Salman is believed to have included a malicious file that infiltrated […]

Experts On Findings: Researchers Create OT Honeypot, Attract Exploits And Fraud

It has been reported that researchers at Trend Mirco built a honeypot that mimicked the environment of a real factory. The fake factory featured some common cybersecurity vulnerabilities to make it appealing for hackers to discover and target. Trend Micro launched the honeypot in May last year, purposefully setting it up with weaknesses like Virtual Network Computing […]

Experts On UPS Reveals Phishing Attack Might Have Exposed Customer Information

The United Parcel Service (UPS) revealed that a phishing incident might have exposed the information of some of its customers. In its “Notice of Data Breach” letter, UPS disclosed that an unauthorised person had used a phishing attack to gain access to store email accounts at some of its store locations between September 29, 2019 […]

Security Implications: Seattle-Area Voters To Vote By Smartphone In 1st For U.S. Elections

Mobile Carrier & OEM Churn

It has been reported that a district encompassing Greater Seattle is set to become the first in which every voter can cast a ballot using a smartphone — a historic moment for American democracy. The King Conservation District, a state environmental agency that encompasses Seattle and more than 30 other cities, is scheduled to detail the plan at a […]