Houston consulate one of worst offenders in Chinese espionage, say U.S. officials
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: Reuters The United States ordered the consulate closed this week, leading China to retaliate on Friday by telling the United States to shut its consulate in the city of Chengdu, as relations between the world’s two largest economies deteriorate. In a briefing for journalists, a senior State Department official linked espionage activity at the Houston consulate to China’s pursuit of research into a vaccine for the new c ..read more
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Shocked I am. Shocked to find that underground bank-card-trading forums are full of liars, cheats, small-time grifters
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: The Register The denizens of online forums dedicated to trading in stolen credit cards have been shown to be wretched hives of scum and villainy. This not-so-surprising news comes this week via academics at Washington State University (WSU) in the US, who eavesdropped on the activities of two marketplaces and read over 10,714 posts to those discussion boards. What they found was miscreants, from newly-re ..read more
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Vint Cerf suggests GDPR could hurt coronavirus vaccine development
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: The Register TCP-IP-co-developer Vint Cerf, revered as a critical contributor to the foundations of the internet, has floated the notion that privacy legislation might hinder the development of a vaccination for the COVID-19 coronavirus. In an essay written for Indian outlet Medianama titled “Internet Lessons from COVID19”, Cerf – a Google vice-president and chief internet evangelist – opens by pointing ..read more
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Brit defense contractor hacked, up to 100,000 past and present employees’ details siphoned off – report
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: The Register Britain’s Ministry of Defence contractor Interserve has been hacked, reportedly leaking the details of up to 100,000 of past and current employees, including payment information and details of their next of kin. The Daily Telegraph reports that up to 100,000 employee details were stolen, dating back across a number of years. Interserve currently employs around 53,000 people. A source told th ..read more
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US officially warns China is launching cyberattacks to steal coronavirus research
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: CNN The US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a “public service announcement” Wednesday warning that China is likely launching cyberattacks to steal coronavirus data related to vaccines and treatments from US research institutions and pharmaceutical companies, calling it a “significant threat.” The joint warning from the FBI and DHS’s cyber arm, CISA, warns “organizations researching COVID-19 of likel ..read more
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There’s Norway you’re going to believe this: World’s largest sovereign wealth fund conned out of $10m in cyber-attack
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: The Register The Norwegian Investment Fund has been swindled out of $10m (£8.2m) by fraudsters who pulled off what’s been described as “an advance data breach.” Norfund – the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, created from saved North Sea Oil revenues and currently worth over $1tn – said a hacker was able to manipulate the organization into routing a loan intended for a Cambodian microfinance organiz ..read more
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Stop tracking me, Google: Austrian citizen files GDPR legal complaint over Android Advertising ID
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: The Register Privacy pressure group Noyb has filed a legal complaint against Google on behalf of an Austrian citizen, claiming the Android Advertising ID on every Android device is “personal data” as defined by the EU’s GDPR and that this data is illegally processed. Based in Vienna, Austria, Noyb is a nonprofit founded by Max Schrems, a lawyer and privacy advocate, to focus on “commercial privacy and data pr ..read more
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Cyber-attacks hit hospital construction companies
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: BBC Interserve, which helped build Birmingham’s NHS Nightingale hospital, and Bam Construct, which delivered the Yorkshire and the Humber’s, have reported the incidents to authorities. Earlier this month, the government warned healthcare groups involved in the response to the virus were being targeted by malicious actors. The separate attacks were not linked. But Bam Construct said the “significant” cyber-attack on it ..read more
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Researchers spot thousands of Android apps leaking user data through misconfigured Firebase databases
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: The Register Security researchers at Comparitech have reported that an estimated 24,000 Android apps are leaking user data because of misconfigured Firebase databases. Firebase is a popular backend service with SDKs for multiple platforms, including Android, iOS, web, C++ and Unity (for games). Features include two NoSQL database managers, Cloud Firestore and the older Realtime Database. Data is sec ..read more
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Papa don’t breach: Contracts, personal info on Madonna, Lady Gaga, Elton John, others swiped in celeb law firm ‘hack’
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Institute For Ethical Hacking Course and Ethical Hacking Training in Pune – India Extreme Hacking | Sadik Shaikh | Cyber Suraksha Abhiyan Credits: The Register Hackers are threatening to release 756GB of A-list celebs’ contracts, recording deals, and other personal info allegedly stolen from a New York law firm. The miscreants have seemingly got their hands on confidential agreements, private correspondence, contact details, and other information belonging to superstars, including Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Sir Elton John, Run DMC, Bruce Springsteen, Barbr ..read more
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