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2gether hacked: €1.2m in cryptocurrency stolen, native tokens offered in exchange | ZDNet

2gether hacked: €1.2m in cryptocurrency stolen, native tokens offered in exchange | ZDNet

Byfor| August 3, 2020 -- 09:59 GMT (02:59 PDT)| Topic:High-profile Twitter accounts hacked for crypto scam2gether has revealed a cyberattack in which roughly €1.2 million in cryptocurrency has been stolen from cryptocurrency investment accounts. Founded in 2017, 2gether offers a cryptocurrency trading platform within the Eurozone for buying and selling without additional fees. The organization's native coin is the 2GT token, which is -- or, at least, was -- due to be issued during 2020 following a pre-sale in Spain. However, on July 31 at 6.00 pm CEST, the trading platform suffered a...

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Chinese hackers blamed for the spread of MgBot Trojan across India, Hong Kong | ZDNet

Chinese hackers blamed for the spread of MgBot Trojan across India, Hong Kong | ZDNet

Byfor| July 23, 2020 -- 08:59 GMT (01:59 PDT)| Topic:Ransomware: Phorpiex botnet surges in activityAn uptick in the spread of a new MgBot malware variant across India and Hong Kong is being laid at the feet of a suspected Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT) group. According to Malwarebytes researchers Hossein Jazi and Jérôme Segura, the theme of phishing documents used to drop the malware, relating to tensions in Hong Kong and China, indicates that a Chinese cyberattack group -- active since 2014 -- is likely to blame. In on Tuesday, the cybersecurity researchers said an archive file...

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More pre-installed malware has been found in budget US smartphones | ZDNet

More pre-installed malware has been found in budget US smartphones | ZDNet

Byfor| July 9, 2020 -- 04:40 GMT (21:40 PDT)| Topic:A fake SMS about a missed delivery opens the door for this Android malwarePre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile. Back in January, cybersecurity researchers from Malwarebytes discovered bundled with the Android operating systems on the Unimax (UMX) U686CL, a low-end handset sold by Assurance Wireless as part of the program, a 1985 US initiative which subsidizes telephone services for low-income families. There was no way to remove a pair of apps on the handsets...

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University of California SF pays ransomware hackers $1.14 million to salvage research | ZDNet

University of California SF pays ransomware hackers $1.14 million to salvage research | ZDNet

Byfor| June 30, 2020 -- 10:02 GMT (03:02 PDT)| Topic:Cybersecurity: Dangerous ransomware learns a new trickThe University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) has admitted to paying a partial ransom demand of $1.14 million to recover files locked down by a ransomware infection. The university was struck , where malware was found in the UCSF School of Medicine's IT systems. Administrators quickly attempted to isolate the infection and ringfence a number of systems that prevented the ransomware from traveling to the core UCSF network and causing further damage. While the school says the...

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Credit card skimmers are now being buried in image file metadata on e-commerce websites | ZDNet

Credit card skimmers are now being buried in image file metadata on e-commerce websites | ZDNet

Byfor| June 26, 2020 -- 10:52 GMT (03:52 PDT)| Topic:Data breach at Mitsubishi may have exposed prototype missile designCybercriminals making use of online credit card skimmers continue to improve their attack methods, and this time, malicious code has been found buried in image file metadata loaded by e-commerce websites. According to Jérôme Segura, Malwarebytes Director of Threat Intelligence, the new technique is a way to "hide credit card skimmers in order to evade detection."Over the past few years, with the gradual increase of popularity in online shopping -- now more so than ever due...

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Face masks prompt London police to consider pause in rollout of facial recognition cameras | ZDNet

Face masks prompt London police to consider pause in rollout of facial recognition cameras | ZDNet

Byfor| May 18, 2020 -- 10:40 GMT (03:40 PDT)| Topic:Why have facial-recognition cameras in cities if everybody is wearing masks?0:52The rollout of facial recognition cameras in London is facing disruption as citizens are now using face coverings that could potentially incapacitate the technology.The United Kingdom has been a keen adopter of surveillance technology including facial recognition cameras in recent years, despite concerns that widespread spying erodes citizen rights to privacy. Last year, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) launched an investigation into a trial of...

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Illinois blames ‘glitch’ for exposure of PUA applicant Social Security numbers, private data | ZDNet

Illinois blames ‘glitch’ for exposure of PUA applicant Social Security numbers, private data | ZDNet

Byfor| May 18, 2020 -- 09:18 GMT (02:18 PDT)| Topic:You'll need more than an antivirus: 'Malware-free' attacks on the rise0:48The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has acknowledged a security lapse that exposed the private information of independent contractors and the self-employed. IDES blamed the security incident on a "glitch" in a new system rolled out to process the claims of citizens in the state of Illinois who need to file for unemployment benefits.See also:  Names, Social Security numbers, and other data points -- including phone numbers and addresses -- related to...

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Texas courts slammed by ransomware attack | ZDNet

Texas courts slammed by ransomware attack | ZDNet

Byfor| May 12, 2020 -- 10:41 GMT (03:41 PDT)| Topic:Ransomware: New variant is after more than just your cash1:09Texas has revealed a ransomware attack launched against its court system but insists no ransom will be paid. According to a statement issued on Monday by the Office of Court Administration (OCA), later , the attack took place overnight last Thursday and was discovered on Friday morning. The agency is responsible for providing IT services to the Texan court system. The malware made its way through the OCA's branch network, and as soon as the ransomware was spotted, linked servers...

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Facebook launches couples messaging app to help them cope with social distancing | ZDNet

Facebook launches couples messaging app to help them cope with social distancing | ZDNet

Byfor| April 8, 2020 -- 10:12 GMT (03:12 PDT)| Topic:As keeps many of us from gathering due to social distancing and lockdowns, Facebook has quietly introduced a new application for couples forced apart.  In order to try and limit the spread of coronavirus and reduce the pressure on medical systems as much as possible, many cities have implemented social distancing measures and, in some cases, strict lockdowns. This impacts members of the general public and healthcare professionals who may need to stay away from families and friends in order to shield them from an increased risk of...

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Apple now allows developers to send you advert push notifications on iOS | ZDNet

Apple now allows developers to send you advert push notifications on iOS | ZDNet

Byfor| March 5, 2020 -- 13:29 GMT (05:29 PST)| Topic:Changes to Apple's have opened up the floodgates to a potential barrage of ads sent to users via push notifications. On Wednesday, the tech giant announced changes to its guidelines, of major note being changes to how push notifications operate -- and what they can be used for.  As first reported by , push notifications are still not permitted as a requirement for apps to function, nor can they reveal private or confidential data, but Apple will now allow developers to serve ads.  See also:  There is a caveat, in which Apple says, "push...

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Bluetooth exploit can track and identify iOS, Microsoft mobile device users

Bluetooth exploit can track and identify iOS, Microsoft mobile device users

A flaw in the Bluetooth communication protocol may expose modern device users to tracking and could leak their ID, researchers claim. The vulnerability can be used to spy on users despite native OS protections that are in place and impacts Bluetooth devices on Windows 10, iOS, and macOS machines. This includes iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch models, MacBooks, and Microsoft tablets & laptops. Simple steps can make the difference between losing your online accounts or maintaining what is now a precious commodity: Your privacy. On Wednesday, researchers from Boston University David Starobinski and...

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Today in thoughtcrime: UK bill makes clicking on ‘terrorism’ links worth a jail term

Today in thoughtcrime: UK bill makes clicking on ‘terrorism’ links worth a jail term

In the UK, changes to a bill suggest that it is a criminal offense simply to view content online which is deemed of a "terrorist" nature and prosecution may be assured with a single click.This kind of future should be enough to prompt shivers down the spine of UK residents already subjected to the , not due to the content at hand, but the potential ramifications of the terms involved in the new law.The changes relate to the , which was awarded royal assent -- the approval of the Queen -- on Tuesday.The UK government "ensures sentencing for certain terrorism offenses can properly reflect the...

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Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records | ZDNet

Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records | ZDNet

Facebook has tackled two serious security issues disclosed through the social networking giant's bug bounty programs including an external data leak potentially impacting over one million users.In light of the , in April 2018, the company expanded its bug bounty scope to include the misuse of user data by developers.The program, known as the Data Abuse Bounty scheme, from Nightwatch Security researcher Yakov Shafranovich which detailed how a third-party Android application with Facebook API access was copying and storing data outside of the social network in an insecure manner.Disclosed...

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Winnie The Pooh takes over Reddit due to Chinese investment, censorship fears

Winnie The Pooh takes over Reddit due to Chinese investment, censorship fears

The reported investment of Chinese company Tencent in the Reddit platform has outraged users concerned over potential future censorship.Last week, which suggested Tencent was in charge of a Series D funding round designed to give Reddit a cash injection of between $150 million and $300 million.The funding round sets Reddit at a $2.7 billion pre-money valuation and comes after a Series C funding round, conducted in 2017, which raised $200 million for the content-sharing service. In total, Reddit has raised $250.1 million.The irony of Reddit joining forces with Tencent, especially considering...

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