Beer rating app reveals homes and identities of spies and military bods

A beer and pub-rating app built off the back of Foursquare’s location-tracking API poses a risk to the security of military and intelligence personnel, according to legendary OSINT website Bellingcat. Untappd ‘has over eight million mostly European and North American Read More …

Home-made bomb delivered to Hong Kong police chief’s office in envelope

Hong Kong’s police chief received an improvised explosive device at his headquarters on Monday, though no one was injured and evacuation was deemed unnecessary. At an afternoon press briefing, police said the attack represented an “open challenge” and warned against Read More …

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 …

4G networks vulnerable to denial of service attacks, subscriber tracking

Every 4G network is susceptible to a form of denial-of-service (DoS) attack, researchers say. We are in the early stages of a rollout of 5G, the next-generation wireless technology that will replace 4G, offering improved speeds and latency in the process. However, Read More …

Data Breach Occurs at Agency in Charge of Secure White House Communications

Hackers have compromised the Department of Defense (DoD) agency in charge of securing and managing communications for the White House, leaking personally identifiable information (PII) of employees and leading to concerns over the safety of the communications of top-level U.S. Read More …

ObliqueRAT linked to threat group launching attacks against government targets

Researchers have uncovered a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that appears to be the handiwork of a threat group specializing in attacks against government and diplomatic targets. On Thursday, Cisco Talos researchers said the malware, dubbed ObliqueRAT, is being deployed in Read More …

American contractor kidnapped in Afghanistan by Taliban-linked terror group: report

A U.S. contractor from Illinois was kidnapped by Taliban-associated militants in Afghanistan last week, prompting a nationwide search involving the FBI and State Department, according to a report. Mark R. Frerichs, 55, of Lombard, Ill., was abducted last Friday in the province of Khost, U.S. officials, speaking under condition 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 …

New Year Honours: Government faces multi-million pound compensation bill over leaked private details

The Government is facing fines and a compensation bill running into millions of pounds after the disclosure of the home addresses of counter-terrorism experts, senior police officers and celebrities on the new year honours list. Senior figures demanded an exhaustive inquiry Read More …