Will encryption be the new pro-choice litmus test?

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Andrea Peterson

‘You cannot be both pro-choice and anti-encryption:’ An encryption policy expert on digital security after Roe.

Nigeria’s electronic payments boom leaves some at risk for fraud

As fintech booms internationally, local consumer protection and cybersecurity policies haven’t always kept up.

5 days ago

The Entrepreneur and the Jihadist

The drone that would end Junaid Hussain’s short life in 2015 was the result of a series of avoidable events.…

2 months ago

How cybercrime remixed the Nigerian Music scene

The economics of Afrobeats, like many things in Nigeria, is tied to the economics of cybercrime.

3 months ago

A month into the Russian invasion, Ukraine is still mostly online

Heroic efforts by frontline technicians and a robust, competitive telecom market helped keep the country connected.

3 months ago

While Russian tanks attack, Ukrainian supporters hack back

Supporters of Ukraine at home and abroad are going on the offensive online.

3 months ago

The invasion of Ukraine started online long before troops marched on Kyiv

Tech reporter Daryna Antoniuk was displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and is now covering it online.

4 months ago

Russia appears to deploy digital defenses after DDoS attacks

Russia appears to be geofencing its military website following attempts to knock it offline.

4 months ago

Meet the man who sued an Indian state over police facial recognition technology

SQ Masood's lawsuit is may set the stage for an ongoing legal fight over the future of facial recognition in…

5 months ago

Report: Going to the Beijing Olympics? Leave anything with an electron home

According to a new report, visitors to China during the Olympics who use local VPN software could unwittingly hand their…

5 months ago

Treasury Blacklists Eight Chinese Tech Firms for their Role in Uyghur Surveillance

The U.S. Treasury Department added eight Chinese technology firms, including drone maker DJI Technology Co Ltd, to an investment blacklist…

6 months ago

Biden Puts Top Chinese Military Medical Institute on Export Control Blacklist

control blacklist out of a growing concern that Beijing is using emerging medical technologies and “brain control weaponry” to boost…

6 months ago

China’s ride hailing giant Didi Chuxing to delist from NYSE, sell shares in Hong Kong

China's answer to UBer, Didi Chuxing, announced on Friday that it will delist from the New York Stock Exchange and…

7 months ago

Tencent bows to Beijing’s pressure, opens WeChat groups to social media rivals

Chinese internet giant Tencent will allow more content from third-party social media rivals to open directly within its popular WeChat…

7 months ago

Group-IB helps Italian officials take down scammers selling COVID-19 docs via Telegram

Italian police announced that they had broken up a criminal gang selling hundreds of fake passes and certificates via Telegram.

7 months ago

China’s top policymaking body charts plan for science and technology ‘self-sufficiency’

China's top leadership unveiled a plan for developing homegrown science and technology with an eye toward Chinese "self-sufficiency."

7 months ago

How the pandemic pulled Nigerian university students into cybercrime

“I needed to do something. I needed to survive,” said one student who began committing cyber fraud in lockdown.

7 months ago

Former MI6 chief Sir Alex Younger on why “intelligence is fundamental” to cybersecurity

"For states, organizations and individuals, intelligence is fundamental to our ability to keep ourselves safe. Understanding your environment, understanding the…

12 months ago

FIN7 manager sentenced to 7 years for role in global hacking scheme

A key member of the international cybercrime group FIN7 was sentenced to 84 months in prison and ordered to pay…

1 year ago

Dems want FTC to investigate Apple and Google for privacy harms made worse Post-Roe

Both companies use unique tracking identifiers in their popular Android and iOS mobile operating systems for advertising purposes.

2 days ago

Hacker selling access to 50 vulnerable networks through Atlassian vulnerability

A hacker is selling access to 50 vulnerable networks on a cybercriminal forum after breaking into systems through the recently-discovered…

2 days ago

Ransomware groups targeting Mitel VoIP zero-day

Ransomware groups are targeting a zero-day affecting a Linux-based Mitel VoIP appliance, according to researchers from CrowdStrike.  The zero-day –…

2 days ago

House panel approves major cash infusion for CISA

House appropriators on Friday voted in favor of a $2.9 billion budget for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).…

2 days ago

FTC finalizes order over CafePress security issues

The online sales platform had a major breach in 2019 and tried to cover it up, per the agency.

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US arm of Japanese automotive hose maker Nichirin pauses production after ransomware attack

Japanese automotive hose giant Nichirin was forced to pause production this week after a US subsidiary was hit with ransomware. …

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FBI investigating $100 million theft from blockchain company Harmony

Blockchain company Harmony said $100 million in cryptocurrency was stolen from the platform on Thursday evening. The company said the…

2 days ago

Senate confirms new Air Force cyber chief

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Joe Biden’s pick to be the new head of the U.S. Air Force’s information…

2 days ago

CISA, US Coast Guard warn of Log4Shell attacks after 130GB data breach in May

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United States Coast Guard Cyber Command (CGCYBER) warned organizations that unpatched…

3 days ago

Brazilian retail giant confirms cyberattack after extortion group takes over Twitter account

Brazilian retail giant Fast Shop has regained control of its Twitter account after hackers took it over and sent several…

3 days ago

Google: Seven zero-days in 2021 developed commercially and sold to governments

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) released a new report on Thursday chronicling an Italian spyware vendor selling technology used on…

3 days ago

Why think tanks are such juicy targets for cyberspies

New Microsoft report on Russian cyber tactics during invasion of Ukraine notes cyberattacks on foreign think tanks and NGOs.

3 days ago

Social Security numbers from 1.1 million patients leaked in 2020 Indiana University hospital breach

The sensitive information of 1.1 million patients served by Indiana University Health hospital was leaked in a data breach that…

3 days ago

House Armed Services approves its defense policy bill

The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday overwhelmingly approved its version of the annual defense policy bill that included multiple…

3 days ago

CISA experts propose ‘311’ cybersecurity emergency call line for small businesses

Members of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Cybersecurity Advisory Committee proposed the creation of an emergency “311” cybersecurity call…

4 days ago

House appropriators approve Pentagon’s $11.2 billion ask for cyber

A powerful House panel on Wednesday fully funded the Defense Department’s request for $11.2 billion for cyberspace activities in the…

4 days ago

US, UK, New Zealand argue against disabling PowerShell

US cybersecurity agencies – alongside the New Zealand and UK National Cybersecurity Centres – said security officials should not disable…

4 days ago

Twitter apologizes for abusing user security information after $150 million FTC settlement

Twitter published an apology on Wednesday after it was caught covertly using account security data for targeted advertising. The social…

4 days ago

Microsoft 365, Cloudflare say service restored after outages

Microsoft said a day-long service outage affecting the Exchange Online service has ended following hours of complaints from users about…

5 days ago

9 arrested in Netherlands after Europol raids on phishing gang

Nine people were arrested on Tuesday during raids on 24 homes across the Netherlands as Belgian and Dutch police partnered…

5 days ago

Biden signs a pair of cybersecurity bills into law

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law two pieces of legislation that will enhance cyber coordination with state and…

5 days ago

Flagstar Bank breach leaks Social Security numbers of more than 1.5 million people

Flagstar Bank admitted that the names and Social Security numbers of more than 1.5 million customers were leaked during a…

5 days ago

Cyberattack on Yodel package delivery service causing delays

Popular United Kingdom package delivery service Yodel has been hit with a cyberattack disrupting service. In a statement to The…

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