For two hours, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through China

For more than two hours on Thursday, June 6, a large chunk of European mobile traffic was rerouted through the infrastructure of China Telecom, China’s third-largest telco and internet service provider (ISP). The incident occurred because of a BGP route leak at Read More …

Cisco Patches Critical VPN Vulnerability

Cisco Systems released a patch Monday to fix a critical security vulnerability in its Secure Sockets Layer VPN solution called Adaptive Security Appliance. The vulnerability, according to a Cisco Security Advisory, could allow an unauthenticated and remote attacker to execute remote Read More …

Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented ‘Krack’ hacking attack

Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed. The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to Read More …

Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic

On Wednesday, large chunks of network traffic belonging to MasterCard, Visa, and more than two dozen other financial services companies were briefly routed through a Russian government-controlled telecom under unexplained circumstances that renew lingering questions about the trust and reliability Read More …

Argentinian Government Site Suffers Major Breach, Personal Information Exposed

The official website of the Argentinian Ministry of Industry (Ministerio de Produccion) suffered a major breach that exposed not only private documents, but also personal information and contact details of a big number of individuals. The website, produccion.gob.ar, was hacked Read More …

European Commission Suffers DDoS Attack, Servers Go Offline for Several Hours

The European Commission experienced a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Thursday that disrupted its operations for several hours, though no data breach was experienced. The Commission confirmed in a statement that it was indeed the target of a Read More …