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Photo: Canadian university vending machine error reveals use of facial recognition Canadian university vending machine error reveals use of facial recognition
The Guardian - Fri Feb 23, 2024
A malfunctioning vending machine at a Canadian university has inadvertently revealed that a number of them have been using facial recognition technology in secret. More»

Photo: China Accused of Hacking Ukraine Days Before Russian Invasion China Accused of Hacking Ukraine Days Before Russian Invasion
The Times - Thu Apr 7, 2022
China staged a huge cyberattack on Ukraine’s military and nuclear facilities in the build-up to Russia’s invasion, according to intelligence memos obtained by The Times. More»

Photo: US Government Warns Companies of Potential Russian Cyber Attacks US Government Warns Companies of Potential Russian Cyber Attacks
The Hacker News - Tue Mar 22, 2022
The US government on Monday once again cautioned of potential cyber attacks from Russia in retaliation for economic sanctions imposed by the west on the country following its military assault on Ukraine last month. More»

Photo: Windows 11 Will Add a Watermark if You Use Unsupported Hardware Windows 11 Will Add a Watermark if You Use Unsupported Hardware
Engadget - Mon Mar 21, 2022
Microsoft doesnt want you using workarounds to run Windows 11 on older PCs. More»

Photo: New Wiper Malware Targeting Ukraine Amid Russia's Military Operation New Wiper Malware Targeting Ukraine Amid Russia's Military Operation
The Hacker News - Thu Feb 24, 2022
Cybersecurity firms ESET and Broadcoms Symantec said they discovered a new data wiper malware used in fresh attacks against hundreds of machines in Ukraine, as Russian forces formally launched a full-scale military operation against the country. More»

Photo: Apple Releases iOS, iPadOS, macOS Updates to Patch Actively Exploited Zero-Day Flaw Apple Releases iOS, iPadOS, macOS Updates to Patch Actively Exploited Zero-Day Flaw
The Hacker News - Fri Feb 11, 2022
Apple on Thursday released security updates for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Safari to address a new WebKit flaw that it said may have been actively exploited in the wild, making it the companys third zero-day patch since the start of the year. More»

Photo: Zuckerberg’s Dream of Launching a Cryptocurrency is Officially Over Zuckerberg’s Dream of Launching a Cryptocurrency is Officially Over
The Verge - Tue Feb 1, 2022
After multiple rebrands, congressional hearings, and several high-profile staff departures, the Meta-backed cryptocurrency known as Diem is calling it quits. More»

Photo: Google to Invest up to $1 Billion in Indian Telecom Operator Airtel Google to Invest up to $1 Billion in Indian Telecom Operator Airtel
Tech Crunch - Fri Jan 28, 2022
Google will invest as much as $1 billion in the Indian telecom operator Airtel, the latest in a series of bets the search giant has made in the worlds second largest internet market as part of a $10 billion commitment to the country. More»

Photo: Google Chrome Update will cause Big Issue For 2 Billion Users Google Chrome Update will cause Big Issue For 2 Billion Users
CyberKendra - Tue Dec 28, 2021
Google has changed the release cycle of its Chrome browser from the usual six weeks to four, shortening the release time for Chrome 100. More»

Photo: CISA, FBI and NSA Publish Joint Advisory and Scanner for Log4j Vulnerabilities CISA, FBI and NSA Publish Joint Advisory and Scanner for Log4j Vulnerabilities
The Hacker News - Thu Dec 23, 2021
Cybersecurity agencies from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the US, and the UK on Wednesday released a joint advisory in response to widespread exploitation of multiple vulnerabilities in Apaches Log4j software library by nefarious adversaries. More»

Photo: Cyber Espionage Hackers Targeting Transportation Sector Cyber Espionage Hackers Targeting Transportation Sector
The Hacker News - Wed Dec 22, 2021
The transportation industry and government agencies related to the sector are the victims of an ongoing campaign since July 2020 by a sophisticated and well-equipped cyberespionage group in what appears to be yet another uptick in malicious activities that are "just the tip of the iceberg. More»

Photo: Virginia's Legislature IT Hit With Ransomware Attack Virginia's Legislature IT Hit With Ransomware Attack
NBC New York - Tue Dec 14, 2021
The information technology agency that serves Virginias legislature has been hit by a ransomware attack that has substantially affected its operations, state officials said Monday. More»

Photo: AWS Outage: Several Sites Down, Amazon Delivery Operations Crippled AWS Outage: Several Sites Down, Amazon Delivery Operations Crippled
NBC New York - Tue Dec 7, 2021
Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage Tuesday, the company said, disrupting access to many popular sites. More»

Photo: North Korean Man Who Smuggled 'Squid Game' Into The Country is to be Executed by Firing Squad North Korean Man Who Smuggled 'Squid Game' Into The Country is to be Executed by Firing Squad
Business Insider - Thu Nov 25, 2021
North Korea appears to have come down hard on people who distribute or watch Netflixs hit show "Squid Game. More»

Photo: Tesla Drivers Unable to Start Their Cars After Outage Tesla Drivers Unable to Start Their Cars After Outage
BBC - Sat Nov 20, 2021
Tesla drivers say they have been locked out of their cars after an outage struck the carmakers app. More»

Photo: New 'Trojan Source' Technique Lets Hackers Hide Vulnerabilities in Source Code New 'Trojan Source' Technique Lets Hackers Hide Vulnerabilities in Source Code
The Hacker News - Mon Nov 1, 2021
A novel class of vulnerabilities could be leveraged by threat actors to inject visually deceptive malware in a way thats semantically permissible but alters the logic defined by the source code, effectively opening the door to more first-party and supply chain risks. More»

Photo: Facebook Rebrands As Meta Amid Intense Scrutiny Facebook Rebrands As Meta Amid Intense Scrutiny
Associated Press - Thu Oct 28, 2021
OAKLAND, California - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is rebranding itself as Meta, an effort to encompass its virtual-reality vision for the future. More»

Photo: Trump social network given 30 days to stop breaking software license Trump social network given 30 days to stop breaking software license
Washington Examiner - Fri Oct 22, 2021
Former President Donald Trumps new social media platform, TRUTH Social, has been given 30 days to comply with the softwares terms of license before its access is terminated. More»

Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group has been hit by a ransomware attack Sinclair Broadcast Group has been hit by a ransomware attack
Engadget - Mon Oct 18, 2021
Sinclair Broadcast Group, the second-largest TV station operator in the US, said a ransomware attack has locked up some servers, workstations and networks. More»

Photo: Stars Begin Phone-Hacking Claims Against Murdoch Empire Stars Begin Phone-Hacking Claims Against Murdoch Empire
The Guardian - Mon Sep 27, 2021
A group of 1990s pop stars are among the latest individuals to launch phone-hacking cases against Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, as the scandal that has dogged the company for more than 15 years continues to rumble on at the high court. More»

Photo: FBI Warns of Ransomware Threat to Food and Agriculture FBI Warns of Ransomware Threat to Food and Agriculture
Malwarebytes Labs - Sun Sep 12, 2021
The FBI has issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) about cybercriminal actors targeting the food and agriculture sector with ransomware attacks. More»

Photo: Amazon will pay you $10 for your palm prints. Should you be worried? Amazon will pay you $10 for your palm prints. Should you be worried?
Malwarebytes Labs - Sat Aug 14, 2021
Retail giant Amazon recently offered to pay $10 USD for your palm prints. More»

Photo: New Amazon Kindle Bug Could've Let Attackers Hijack Your eBook Reader New Amazon Kindle Bug Could've Let Attackers Hijack Your eBook Reader
The Hacker News - Fri Aug 6, 2021
Amazon earlier this April addressed a critical vulnerability in its Kindle e-book reader platform that could have been potentially exploited to take full control over a users device, resulting in the theft of sensitive information by just deploying a malicious e-book. More»

Photo: Spirit Airlines Cancels 60% of its Flights to ‘Reboot’ after Meltdown Spirit Airlines Cancels 60% of its Flights to ‘Reboot’ after Meltdown
CNBC - Wed Aug 4, 2021
Spirit Airlines canceled more than half of its flights on Wednesday, in an effort to “reboot” its operations after a wave of disruptions that started over the weekend due to a mix of bad weather, staffing shortages and technology problems. More»

Photo: Apple Releases Urgent 0-Day Bug Patch for Mac, iPhone and iPad Devices Apple Releases Urgent 0-Day Bug Patch for Mac, iPhone and iPad Devices
The Hacker News - Tue Jul 27, 2021
Apple on Monday rolled out an urgent security update for iOS, iPadOS, and macOS to address a zero-day flaw that it said may have been actively exploited, making it the thirteenth such vulnerability Apple has patched since the start of this year. More»

Photo: Major Websites Go Down in "Widespread Internet Outage" Major Websites Go Down in "Widespread Internet Outage"
CNBC - Thu Jul 22, 2021
Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Capital One, Go Daddy, Vanguard, UPS, LastPass, AT&T and Costco were among the websites loading slowly or showing “DNS failure”. More»

Photo: Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion
Associated Press - Wed Jul 21, 2021
Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used in a cyber-extortion attempt involving a $50 million ransom demand — likely came from one of its contractors. More»

Photo: Military-grade spyware found on journalists' and activists' phones Military-grade spyware found on journalists' and activists' phones
The Hill - Sun Jul 18, 2021
Military-grade spyware licensed by an Israeli firm was used in attempts to hack into smartphones belonging to journalists and activists, according to a new investigation by The Washington Post and 16 media partners. More»

Photo: Russia Breached GOP in Ransomware Attack Russia Breached GOP in Ransomware Attack
Bloomberg - Tue Jul 6, 2021
Russian government hackers breached the computer systems of the Republican National Committee last week, around the time a Russia-linked criminal group unleashed a massive ransomware attack, according to two people familiar with the matter. More»

Photo: IRS in Chaos IRS in Chaos
Daily Mail - Mon Jul 5, 2021
The Internal Revenue Service is facing a backlog of 35 million unprocessed tax returns, according to a government watchdog, as the pandemic and economic relief efforts combined to overwhelm the agency and force some people to spend hours chasing their overdue refunds. More»

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