Cyberattacks Privacy

Huawei Technicians Helped African Governments Spy on Political Opponents

Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation ByJoe Parkinson, Nicholas Bariyo and Josh ChinUpdated Aug. 15, 2019 3:21 am ET KAMPALA, Uganda—Huawei Technologies Co., the world’s largest telecommunications company, dominates African markets, where it has sold security tools that governments […]

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US Cyber Command has reportedly been aggressively targeting Russia’s electrical grid

Officials describe their efforts as more aggressive than they would have contemplated a few years agoBy Andrew [email protected]  Jun 15, 2019, 5:46pm EDT The United States Cyber Command has made a number of incursions into Russia’s electrical infrastructure in recent months, according to a new report in The New York Times. Officials that the publication spoke with characterized the […]

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China behind massive Australian National University hack, intelligence officials say

Officials fear data breach may be used to recruit students or university alumni as informants Michael McGowan @mmcgowan Thu 6 Jun 2019 2019  Intelligence officials believe China may have been behind a massive data breach which compromised the personal details of thousands of Australian National University students and staff. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that senior intelligence officials have pointed […]

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Security News May 30th, 2019

Industry News From BBC – “Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic of Ireland since the European Union’s new data protection regulation came into force a year ago.” Via ZDNet: “Organisations in Singapore are now expected to take no more than 30 days to complete an investigation into […]


Britons increasingly fearful of internet risks, Ofcom research shows

Support for regulation grows as 78% express concern over harmful experiences Jim Waterson Media editor British people are increasingly fearful of the risks posed by the internet, prompting greater support for more regulation following recent headlines about the theft of personal data and abusive online behaviour. Research by the media regulator Ofcom found 78% of Britons […]

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Millions of personal files exposed by insurance biz, serial web hacker strikes again, and more from infosec land

Your two-minute guide to all the other security news this week By Chris Williams, Editor in Chief  25 May 2019  Roundup It’s a bumper three-day weekend in the US and UK, so we won’t keep you long. Here’s a rapid summary of information security news from the past week beyond what El Reg has already covered. Baltimore ransomware misery deepens: The US […]


Millions of Instagram influencers had their private contact data scraped and exposed

Zack [email protected] / 2 days ago Comment A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram  influencers, celebrities and brand accounts has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look inside. At the time of writing, the database had over 49 million records — but was growing […]


Trump Orders Cyberattacks by US Companies It is supremely ironic. A rogue national leader with the stroke of a pen, dictates that its companies will expose a foreign company’s end users to cyberattacks. This is the net effect of denying security patches or operating system updates pursuant to Trump’s order. In the US Great Rogue Leader’s bizarro world, this is the […]