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Trump Takes Offensive Cybersecurity Step Forward

Trump Takes Offensive Cybersecurity Step Forward

The Obama Presidential Policy Directive 20 (PPD-20) that outlined the interagency communications required for the US to deploy cyber-weapons was reversed by President Trump, according to the report from Wall Street Journal Wednesday 15 August. The Infosecurity Magazine has contacted with the White House for comment, but Trump administration reportedly …

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UK Researchers Warn of Serious WordPress PHP Flaw

UK Researchers Warn of Serious WordPress PHP Flaw

UK Researchers Warn of Serious WordPress PHP Flaw: A British researcher has published details of a serious wordpress flaw left unfixed for over a year which could easily allow attackers for complete system compromise. Sam Thomas, head of research at Secarma, presented the paper – it’s a PHP Unverialization Vulnerability Jim, …

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Indian Bank Loses $13.5m in Global Attack

Indian Bank Loses $13.5m in Global Attack

Indian Bank Loses $13.5m in Global Attack: An Indian bank has lost over 944m rupees ($13.5m) after the hackers withdrew the funds from ATMs around the world and made other fraudulent SWIFT transfers. Pune-headquartered Cosmos Bank claimed that the attackers have first stolen the customer information by installing the malware on …

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What Drives Hackers to a Life of Cybercrime?

What Drives Hackers to a Life of Cybercrime?

What Drives Hackers to a Life of Cybercrime?: It is no surprise that cyber-criminals are financially motivated, but according to the new research, many actors in the cyber world are also driven to a life of digital crime by ego as well as socioeconomic and psychological factors. A recent report Under …

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Hackers Target Instagram, Users Blame Russia

Hackers Target Instagram, Users Blame Russia

Hackers Target Instagram, Users Blame Russia: The Facebook owned photo sharing platform Instagram which has reportedly fallen victim to an attack, which do appears that have originated from Russia, according to news from The Sun. Both Mashable and Reddit have reported the use of word “hack” in their tweets related to …

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More Than 10K Recorded Vulnerabilities in 2018

More Than 10K Recorded Vulnerabilities in 2018

More Than 10K Recorded Vulnerabilities in 2018: The number of vulnerabilities disclosures which were recorded continues to rise, with 10,644 published throughout the first half of 2018 by Risk Based Security’s VulnDB team. That the total reportedly is around 3,279 vulnerabilities than those which listed on CVE/NVD, according to the …

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Pakistan Citizens Data is No More Secured

Pakistani Citizens Data is No More Secured

Pakistani Citizens Data is No More Secured: Well, it is true from 2016 till Yet 2018 the Pakistanis Data is no more secured at all, Government fails to protect the nations private information such as Mobile Phone Number Details, NAADRA Details, PTCL Details, Calling From Someone else Phone Number To …

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Cops Claim Victory After Busting $1m Phone Fraud Ring

Cops Claim Victory After Busting $1m Phone Fraud Ring

Cops Claim Victory After Busting $1m Phone Fraud Ring: Twelve defendants have been charged with offenses relating to $1m smartphone fraud ring in which around 3300 customers accounts were authorized illegally. This massive fraud campaign is said to date back to at least 2014. These members would hijack the customer accounts …

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Risk of Fraud in Mobile Point-of-Sale Device Flaw

Risk of Fraud in Mobile Point-of-Sale Device Flaw

Risk of Fraud in Mobile Point-of-Sale Device Flaw: Yesterday the Final day of Black Hat USA 2018, researchers from Positive Technologies demonstrated how attackers could exploit a flaw in mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) devices to charge fraudulent transactions and alter the amount charged during a transaction. This flaw allow the attackers …

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