Macron Among 14 Heads of States on Potential Spyware List

July 21, 2021

“The unprecedented revelation … should send a chill down the spine of world leaders,” Amnesty’s secretary general, Agnes Callamard, said in a statement. Among potential targets found on a list of 50,000 phone numbers leaked to Amnesty and the Paris-based […]

New Law Will Help Chinese Government Stockpile Zero-Days

July 14, 2021

Starting September 1, 2021, the Chinese government will require that any Chinese citizen who finds a zero-day vulnerability must pass the details to the Chinese government and must not sell or give the knowledge to any third-party outside of China […]

Biden Faces Russian Ransomware Curtailment Challenge

July 8, 2021

The Biden administration has a message for Russia: Rein in the criminal hackers operating from inside your borders who hit Western targets, or we’ll do it for you. The White House says that’s the imperative being stressed in ongoing talks […]

Privacy protection, Security

Data-localization policies are spreading rapidly around the world

July 26, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

The global economy increasingly depends on data flowing freely across borders, yet the number of nations with regulatory barriers preventing that from happening has nearly doubled in four years—from 35 countries in 2017 to 62 now, according to a new […]

Cloud security, Security

The knowledge gap around runtime security and the associated risks

July 26, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

According to Aqua Security’s 2021 Cloud Native Security Practitioner study, only 3% recognize that a container, in and of itself, is not a security boundary, indicating that the default security capabilities of containers are overestimated. This result is especially alarming […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Dutch Police Arrest Two Hackers Tied to “Fraud Family” Cybercrime Ring

July 23, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands have arrested two alleged individuals belonging to a Dutch cybercriminal collective who were involved in developing, selling, and renting sophisticated phishing frameworks to other threat actors in what’s known as a “Fraud-as-a-Service” operation. The […]

Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Nasty macOS Malware XCSSET Now Targets Google Chrome, Telegram Software

July 23, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

A malware known for targeting macOS operating system has been updated once again to add more features to its toolset that allows it to amass and exfiltrate sensitive data stored in a variety of apps, including apps such as Google […]