The remote-working rush is creating a playground for spies and cybercrooks

Hundreds of millions of people are now working from home as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Most organisations have a disaster recovery plan and a business continuity strategy in place to cope with the more predictable catastrophes, like a Read More …

US troops deploying to the Middle East told to leave personal devices at home

Amid growing tensions with Iran, the US deployed emergency troops to the Middle East last week. Before being sent overseas, paratroopers part of the US Army 82nd Airborne Division were told to leave personal devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops Read More …

Army Follows Pentagon Guidance, Bans Chinese-Owned TikTok App

The U.S. Army has reversed its policy on TikTok, Military.com has learned, banning soldiers from using the popular Chinese social media app, which is now considered a security threat. “It is considered a cyber threat,” Lt. Col. Robin Ochoa, an Army spokeswoman, Read More …

A cyber-espionage group has been stealing files from the Venezuelan military

A cyber-espionage group known as “Machete” has been observed stealing sensitive files from the Venezuelan military, according to an ESET report published today. The group, known to have been active since 2010, has historically gone after a wide range of Read More …

Russia bans military from using smartphones

Russian legislators have adopted a new bill banning servicemen from using electronic devises capable of taking photos, videos, and collecting geolocation data – basically, all modern portable gadgets. The bill, approved by the State Duma in the final reading on Read More …

Hackers can exploit this bug in surveillance cameras to tamper with footage

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Nuuo surveillance cameras which can be exploited to hijack these devices and tamper with footage and live feeds. On Thursday, cybersecurity firm Digital Defense said that its Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) had uncovered a zero-day vulnerability Read More …

The White Company: Inside the Operation Shaheen Espionage Campaign

In a new collection of extensive research reports, the Cylance Threat Intelligence Team profiles a new, likely state-sponsored threat actor called The White Company – in acknowledgement of the many elaborate measures they take to whitewash all signs of their Read More …

Feds: Chinese spies orchestrated massive hack that stole aviation secrets

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday unsealed charges that accused two Chinese government intelligence officers and eight alleged co-conspirators of conducting sustained computer intrusions into 13 companies in an attempt to steal designs for a turbofan engine used in commercial jetliners. A 21-page Read More …

UK refusal to cooperate with Belgian hacking inquiry condemned

The UK government has been accused of endangering diplomatic relations with Belgium after its “exceptional” refusal to cooperate with an inquiry into GCHQ’s alleged hacking of Belgacom, the country’s biggest telecoms company. For at least two years ending in 2013, the Read More …

British spies ‘hacked into Belgian telecoms firm on ministers’ orders’

British spies are likely to have hacked into Belgium’s biggest telecommunications operator for at least a two-year period on the instruction of UK ministers, a confidential report submitted by Belgian prosecutors is said to have concluded. The finding would support Read More …