Pegasus may have been used by authoritarian governments against journalists

Europe 07/19/21, 03:33

Pegasus, the Israeli spyware sold only to government agencies, has been accused of being used to monitor thousands of journalists and officials around the world. The Israeli company NSO Group that sells Pegasus to multiple authoritarian governments worldwide admitted there had been nearly 50,000 phone numbers targeted, many of which are ...

Officials in US, Europe charge 10 in malware attacks

Politics 05/16/19, 07:04

Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday, May 16. The malware, which enabled cybercriminals from Eastern Europe to take remote control of infected computers and ...

WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected with a call alone

Business 05/14/19, 00:47

Spyware crafted by an "advanced cyber actor" infected multiple targeted mobile phones through the popular WhatsApp communications program without any user intervention through in-app voice calls, the company said.The Financial Times identified the actor as Israel's NSO Group, and a WhatsApp spokesman later said "we're certainly not refuting any of ...

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

U.S. 04/20/19, 12:05

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information.Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Marcus Hutchins' attorneys said in a joint court filing Friday that the 24-year-old agreed to plead guilty to developing malware called Kronos and conspiring to ...

Chinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago faces hearing

U.S. 04/15/19, 01:22

A Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club while carrying computer malware could be granted bail Monday, though she likely would not be released as her visa has been revoked. Federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman will decide whether to grant bail to Yujing Zhang, 32, ...

Update: Trump unconcerned about Chinese woman’s arrest

Politics 04/03/19, 17:44

The Latest on Mar-a-Lago (all times local): 6:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing the arrest of a Chinese woman caught carrying a device containing computer malware at his private Florida club, saying it was "just a fluke situation." Trump told reporters as he met with senior military leaders Wednesday evening that he's ...

Researchers: ASUS computers infected by auto-update virus

Tech 03/25/19, 20:54

Security researchers say that hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software last year through the company's online automatic update service.Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, said Monday that it detected 57,000 infections among its customers. It estimated that the hack may have ...

Vulnerable to attack: Businesses should boost cyber defenses

Business 03/13/19, 11:38

When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries' computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software."We were looking at the network, and I noticed it, and another guy noticed it. We're looking at the files and watching them change," Shemanskis recalls about the ...

The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed

Entertainment 10/02/18, 00:30

Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters, like an inmate in "Orange Is the New Black" and a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in "The Meg." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned Rose the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. No other celebrity ...

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