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  • General SecurityPhoto of Popular iOS SDK Caught Spying On Billions Of Users And Committing Ad Fraud

    Popular iOS SDK Caught Spying On Billions Of Users And Committing Ad Fraud

    Popular iOS SDK Caught Spying On Billions Of Users And Committing Ad Fraud A popular Chinese mobile advertising SDK has been found to contain malicious code capable of spying on iOS users and siphoning off ad revenue, a new report claims. According to security firm Snyk, Mintegral SDK is used across 1,200 different iOS apps, with over 300 million collective…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms

    Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms

    Hackers Leak Alleged Internal Files Of Chinese Social Media Monitoring Firms A group of hackers that goes by the name CCP Unmasked, in reference to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), claimed they have breached into three Chinese social media monitoring companies and obtained internal files. The group released some of the accessed documents on Twitter but later its account was…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

    Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

    Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach The federal prosecutors in the United States have charged Uber’s former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, for covering up a massive data breach that the ride-hailing company suffered in 2016. According to the press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan “took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect,…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of Man Charged With Attempting To Hire Hitman On Dark Net

    Man Charged With Attempting To Hire Hitman On Dark Net

    Man Charged With Attempting To Hire Hitman On Dark Net A New Jersey man has been charged with trying to hire a hitman on the dark net to kill a child with whom he exchanged sexually explicit images. John Michael Musbach was arrested on Thursday for allegedly paying $20,000 in Bitcoin to have his then 14-year-old victim murdered. The 31-year-old Haddonfield…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of Hackers Using Homograph Domains And Infected Favicon

    Hackers Using Homograph Domains And Infected Favicon

    Hackers Using Homograph Domains And Infected Favicon Cybersecurity researchers today highlighted an evasive phishing technique that attackers are exploiting in the wild to target visitors of several sites with a quirk in domain names, and leverage modified favicons to inject e-skimmers and steal payment card information covertly. Sophisticated skimming attacks like Magecart have incorporated favicons before and impacted well-known companies like Claire’s, Tupperware, Smith & Wesson, Macy’s, and British…

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  • General SecurityPhoto of Researcher Discovers New HTTP Request Smuggling Attacks

    Researcher Discovers New HTTP Request Smuggling Attacks

    Researcher Discovers New HTTP Request Smuggling Attacks A new research has identified four new variants of HTTP request smuggling attacks that work against various commercial off-the-shelf web servers and HTTP proxy servers. Amit Klein, VP of Security Research at SafeBreach who presented the findings today at the Black Hat security conference, said that the attacks highlight how web servers and…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of Microsoft Confirms It Wants To Buy TikTok

    Microsoft Confirms It Wants To Buy TikTok

    Microsoft Confirms It Wants To Buy TikTok The rumors were right Microsoft has now confirmed that it is pursuing an acquisition of the viral app TikTok. The Xbox company said in a blog post that it is “committed to acquiring TikTok” pending a review of the “security” of the app. The software behemoth went public Sunday with its plans, announcing…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of TSMC Cuts Off Computer Chip Sales To Huawei In September

    TSMC Cuts Off Computer Chip Sales To Huawei In September

    TSMC Cuts Off Computer Chip Sales To Huawei In September Back in May, it became clear that TSMC was going to cut off Huawei Technologies, the Chinese technological giant whom the US Government has decided to sanction. Due to the United States’ newest export controls, the nation is restricting “all non-U.S. chip manufacturers using American chipmaking equipment”, in an effort…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of Iranian Hackers Accidentally Exposed Their Training Videos

    Iranian Hackers Accidentally Exposed Their Training Videos

    Iranian Hackers Accidentally Exposed Their Training Videos An OPSEC error by an Iranian threat actor has laid bare the inner workings of the hacking group by providing a rare insight into the “behind-the-scenes look into their methods.” IBM’s X-Force Incident Response Intelligence Services (IRIS) got hold of nearly five hours worth of video recordings of the state-sponsored group it calls…

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  • Misc & Other NewsPhoto of EU Court Of Justice Deems Privacy Shield Unlawful

    EU Court Of Justice Deems Privacy Shield Unlawful

    EU Court Of Justice Deems Privacy Shield Unlawful The EU-US Privacy Shield has been declared invalid, meaning it is now unlawful to transfer personal data to the USA using it. In a judgment announced today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) ruled that the Privacy Shield scheme for transfers of personal data from the EU to the…

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