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The Pegasus project: key takeaways for the corporate world

Forbidden Stories, a Paris-based non-profit organisation that seeks to ensure the freedom of speech of journalists, recently announced that the Pegasus Project surveillance solution by the Israeli NSO Group selected 50,000 phone numbers for surveillance by its customers following a data leak.  The NSO Group has always maintained that the purpose of the Pegasus Project […]

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“Those aren’t my kids!” – Eufy camera owners report video mixups

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a SNAFU like this, where virtual wires got crossed inside a video surveillance company’s own back end, causing customers not only to lose track of their own video cameras but also to gain access to someone else’s. In one case, three years ago, a user of a […]

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UK spy chief says warns West faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over tech

LONDON — Western countries risk losing control of technologies that are key to internet security and economic prosperity to nations like China and Russia if they don’t act to deal with the threat, one of the UK’s top spy chiefs warned Friday. “Significant technology leadership is moving east” and causing a conflict of interests and […]

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Alarming Cybersecurity Stats: What You Need To Know For 2021

The year 2020 broke all records when it came to data lost in breaches and sheer numbers of cyber-attacks on companies, government, and individuals. In addition, the sophistication of threats increased from the application of emerging technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, and 5G,  and especially from greater tactical cooperation among hacker groups and […]

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FCC Boots Chinese Telecom Companies, Citing Security

he Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau on March 12 identified five Chinese companies they said posed a threat to U.S. national security. These companies are: Huawei Technologies Co., ZTE Corp., Hytera Communications Corp., Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co. and Dahua Technology Co. The declaration, according to the FCC, is in accordance […]

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Microsoft releases open-source CodeQL queries to assess Solorigate compromise

Microsoft announced the release of open-source CodeQL queries that it experts used during its investigation into the SolarWinds supply-chain attack In early 2021, the US agencies FBI, CISA, ODNI, and the NSA released a joint statement that blames Russia for the SolarWinds supply chain attack. The four agencies were part of the task force Cyber Unified Coordination Group (UCG) […]

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Insider Attack on Home Surveillance Systems

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Suspected Russian hackers spied on U.S. Treasury emails

Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the U.S. Treasury Department and an agency that decides internet and telecommunications policy, according to people familiar with the matter. Three of the people familiar with the investigation said Russia is currently believed to be behind the attack. Two of the […]

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WSJ News Exclusive | TikTok Tracked User Data Using Tactic Banned by Google

TikTok skirted a privacy safeguard in Google’s Android operating system to collect unique identifiers from millions of mobile devices, data that allows the app to track users online without allowing them to opt out, a Wall Street Journal analysis has found. The tactic, which experts in mobile-phone security said was concealed through an unusual added […]

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Rite Aid deployed facial recognition system in hundreds of U.S. stores

Rite Aid used facial recognition in largely lower-income, non-white neighborhoods. The systems included one from a firm with links to China and its government Source: Rite Aid deployed facial recognition system in hundreds of U.S. stores Rite Aid facial recognition rollout faces trouble Cyber Espionage Download a Security Risk Assessment Steps paper! Subscribe to DISC […]

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