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Tailored Ransomware Attacks on Businesses Now on the Rise

August 22nd, 2019|

Last week Malwarebytes released a report called Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques: Ransomware Retrospective in which they reveal how ransomware attacks have evolved over the past couple of years.

Ransomware
made a name for itself in the consumer space initially, delivering malware
through phishing emails to unsuspecting victims. The malware then encrypts
parts …read more

Supermarkets Could Start Listening In to In-store Conversations…

August 15th, 2019|

Late last year, American retailer Walmart, had a patent
granted for a listening system designed specifically for their retail stores.
At the moment the company hasn’t announced any plans to roll out the listening
system, but if it ever does it could make many employees and shoppers feel very
uneasy.

The prospective system …read more

Are Harmless Looking Apps Stealing Your Personal Data?

August 8th, 2019|

This year the popular photo manipulation app, FaceApp, went
viral and experienced a sudden influx of new users and app downloads. However,
in doing so they raised their profile and received some backlash regarding
privacy concerns.

The Russian made app first launched back in 2017 and has
faced criticism for various reasons since …read more

Cyber Crime in the UK Costs Victims Millions

August 1st, 2019|

Cyber crime in the UK has been on the rise over the past
several years, with the hacking of email and social media accounts being the
primary cause. April to September of 2018 saw £34.6 million in losses as a
result of cybercrime, a 24% rise compared to the previous 6 …read more

Hidden Camera Found on Bond Set

July 25th, 2019|

Earlier this year, Pinewood Studios reported an incident during
filming of the new Bond 25 film at their Iver Heath site in Buckinghamshire.
In a statement the studio said that they were taking the incident very
seriously.

Thames Valley Police released a statement in which they
announced that they have been investigating a …read more

Football App Spies on Users

July 18th, 2019|

The top football division in Spain, La Liga, has been given
a fine of €250,000 (around £225,000) after it was found using fans’ smart
phones as eavesdropping devices. La Liga was accused of using these smart
phones come eavesdropping devices in an attempt to crack down on pirated TV
signals in bars/restaurants …read more

Apple Disables App Over Eavesdropping Vulnerability

July 11th, 2019|

Earlier this month, Apple’s Walkie-Talkie app was
disabled on the Apple Watch after a vulnerability was discovered.

Apple has apologised for the app’s outage but haven’t gone into any detail about the exploit. The company told TechCrunch that the vulnerability allows users to listen in on other iPhones and that …read more

Chinese Border Agents are Installing Spyware on Tourists’ Phones

July 3rd, 2019|

Earlier this week it was reported by the Guardian that parts
of the Chinese border force have been installing spyware onto the mobile phones
of tourists attempting to cross certain parts of the Chinese border.

An investigation by the Guardian unveiled that the Chinese
government’s heavy surveillance of the remote region …read more

Former CIA Officer Admits Aiding Chinese Intelligence Officers

June 27th, 2019|

Earlier this year, a former CIA (Central Intelligence
Agency) case officer pleaded guilty to conspiring to communicate, deliver
and transmit national defence information to the People’s Republic of China.

According to documents released by the court, in 2007 Jerry
Shing Lee, aged 54, left the CIA and moved to Hong Kong. After …read more

New Spray on Antennas Can Turn Different Materials into Transmitters

June 20th, 2019|

Drexel University’s Material Science Lab in the USA has been
conducting research into one of the most crucial elements of communication,
antennas. Traditionally, antennas are often thought of as large and bulky, but
in fact they can be very, very small and as portable electronic devices evolve,
so too will antennas.

The University’s …read more