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How African states can tackle state-backed cyber threats

July 15, 2021 Nathaniel Allen and Noëlle van der Waag-Cowling At first glance, the ability of most African states to prevent or respond to a cyberattack by state-backed hackers would appear limited. African countries tend to have low levels of cyber maturity and possess limited offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. Virtually all rely on foreign actors to supply […]

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Registries unveil plan to tackle botnet abuse with mass takedowns

Kevin Murphy, June 21, 2021, 11:54:08 (UTC), Domain Policy Domain name registries have thrown a bone to critics who say they’re not doing enough to tackle DNS abuse by revealing a framework for rapidly taking down domains associated with large-scale botnets. In a nutshell, the new Framework on Domain Generating Algorithms (DGAs) Associated with Malware and […]

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Leaker says they are offering private details of 500 million Facebook users

By Raphael Satter https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-cyber-leak/leaker-says-they-are-offering-private-details-of-500-million-facebook-users-idUSKBN2BQ0J8 2 MIN READFILE PHOTO: The Facebook logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A leaker says they are offering information on more than 500 million Facebook Inc users – including phone numbers and other data – virtually for free. The database […]

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Cyber Week in Review: February 19, 2021

rom Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and Net Politics New activity from and against North Korean hackers; Russian hackers target French IT monitoring company; Cambodia adopts China-style internet firewall; Facebook blocks Australian news outlets; and Most of London’s boroughs using Chinese surveillance tech linked to Xinjiang. Blog Post by Adam Segal February 19, 2021, 7:00 am (EST) New Activity From […]