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Russian hackers behind cyber attack on London hospitals

A Russian cybercrime group called Qilin is responsible for the ransomware attack on numerous major hospitals in London. At least that’s what former chief executive of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Ciaran Martin claims.
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Millions of computers part of botnet because of backdoor in VPN apps

Over 19 million computers in 190 countries have become part of the 911 S5 botnet. Users downloaded free, but malicious VPN apps with a backdoor.
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Cyber scams targeting seniors on the rise, FBI warns

yber scams targeting seniors have jumped up 11% in 2023, costing more than $3.4 billion in total losses for elderly victims, a newly released FBI fraud report shows.
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How to avoid scams when shopping for a home security system

Home security systems are supposed to protect your home. However, not all security companies are legit, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned. Here’s how to learn the signs of scams, what questions to ask the sellers, and where to report fraud.
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Over half of US adults report being victims of a breach, survey finds

Over 60% of US adults report being notified that their personal data was compromised, according to the 2024 Digital Privacy Survey Report from US News & World Report.
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Massive data leak reveals 26 billion records

A data leak containing billions of records and 12 terabytes of data includes information from LinkedIn, Twitter, Tencent, and other platforms.
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Hacked retailers have exposed 280 million email accounts since 2020

Breaches in retail have led to at least 280 million email accounts being exposed since 2020, and over a quarter of those affected were Americans, research by Surfshark reveals.
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Developers leave thousands of secrets in containers on Docker Hub

Many app containers on the web development platform Docker Hub contain secrets that are left open by developers.
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Cybersecurity neglect put Indian seaports in jeopardy

A recently launched platform for managing India's port operations, inadvertently granted public access to sensitive data, heightening the potential risk of takeover by malicious actors.
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Philippine Police leaked over 1.6 million confidential documents

A major data leak in the Philippine National Police has jeopardized the safety and security of its officers. A misconfiguration of police systems to blame.
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Android budgeting apps hungry for data, study shows

Popular apps to get people’s finances in order are lavishly sharing user data. A third of the most popular budgeting apps share data with third parties.
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US warns space industry to be wary of foreign spying

Foreign intelligence entities employ a wide array of tactics to loot research and trade secrets from the American space industry, US counterintelligence agencies have warned.
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Four in five IT cybersecurity professionals lack tools to deter threat actors, says analyst

Only a fifth of organizations have robust cybersecurity measures in place, with most IT professionals saying they have barely adequate tools to counter threat actors.
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Third of Americans hacked after visiting “sketchy” websites – survey

With 30,000 websites hacked every day on average, a large portion of these cyberattacks happen due to human error, a study shows.
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Russia bans officials from using iPhones for work

Apple devices are no longer welcome in Russia’s government halls, as the Ministry of Industry and Trade banned government employees from using the US-made devices over fears of spying.
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Anga Com conference in Germany targeted by hackers

Threat actors impersonated a popular conference in Germany for broadband and media distributors.
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Attackers impersonate Adobe to extract sensitive credentials

Cybersecurity firm Armorblox said it had stopped an Adobe personification attack that bypassed native Microsoft 365 email security.
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Cyber war intensifies as Russia’s aggression in Ukraine continues, researchers find

Modern warfare is waged on multiple fronts simultaneously, including the cyber realm, which is actively exploited by nation-states to cause chaos and disruption.
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