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Android new malware FakeToken steals user details of cab hailing-apps : Kaspersky

Moscow-based cybersecurity provider, Kaspersky detected an Android Malware FakeToken which is creating a serious security threat to all the users who are registered in Android cab-hailing applications by stealing their information, calls, and texts. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Facts Live Read More »

Killer robots: Experts warn of ‘third revolution in warfare’

More than 100 leading robotics experts are urging the United Nations to take action in order to prevent the development of “killer robots”.In a letter to the organisation, artificial intelligence (AI) leaders, including billionaire Elon Musk, warn of “a third revolution in warfare”. View Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: BBC.co.uk Read More »

Blockchain could have solved Dutch egg supply chain worries

As many as 15 European countries have been affected by the Dutch egg contamination, as well as others around the world. The Food Standard Authority (FSA)’s investigation is currently working hard to remove all contaminated products from UK supermarkets. Initially thought to have affected 21,000 eggs, this figure has now ballooned to over 700,000. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Information Age Read More »

Fujitsu’s Australian cloud suffers storage crash, outage

Fujitsu Australia has confirmed that its data centre in the Australian suburb of Homebush has experienced an outage.“A storage array in Fujitsu’s Homebush data centre became unavailable at 9.24PM on Saturday night and has affected services to customers,” a spokesperson told The Register. “We are treating this matter as a major incident and we have activated our internal crisis management processes.” ... Read More »

Two-thirds of FTSE 350 board members lack cyber hack training

The majority of board members at Britain’s biggest public companies have received no training in how to handle a cyber attack despite it rapidly rising up the business agenda, according to a new survey.   Read Full Story  ORIGINAL SOURCE: CityAM Read More »

Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first six months of 2017; adware is mutating; and because of leaks, nation-state cyber weapons and exploits are falling into the hands of regular hackers. View Full Story ... Read More »

Independent inquiry called for in FCC’s secretive cyberattack claims

The FCC’s claim that its commenting system was attacked on the night of May 7 has been the subject of considerable controversy, but not because of the attack itself. The agency has been so reluctant to release any substantive details about the attack or the countermeasures it has taken since that Congress is calling for an independent investigation (PDF) by the Government Accountability Office. ... Read More »

China pumping MILLIONS into developing ‘cyber army with world famous web security schools’

CHINA aims to become a “big–power in cyberspace” by building an “internet army” after announcing plans to invest huge amounts in new security schools. The Cyberspace Administration of China and China’s education ministry announced plans to “build four to six world-famous cyber-security schools in ten years [from 2017 to 2027]”. A statement claimed select colleges and universities will implement “comprehensive” ... Read More »

US cops point at cell towers and say: Give us every phone number that’s touched that mast

US telecoms giant Verizon says police are increasingly asking it to cough up massive dumps of cellphone data rather than individual records. This according to the latest Verizon US transparency report for the first half of the 2017 calendar year. The dossier tracks government requests for phone records both of individual customers and large groups. The latter group is becoming an increasingly ... Read More »

Anonymous calls for Trump’s impeachment, leaks private contact details of 22 GOP senators

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has reportedly leaked the private contact details of 22 GOP senators, in the wake of the Charlottesville violence and US President Donald Trump’s controversial response to the event. The operator of a Twitter account, allegedly connected to the hacktivist group, has claimed to have leaked the private phone numbers and email addresses of 22 Republican members of Congress in a bid ... Read More »