Hackers for months There is Aiming at the infrastructure of the Iranian people, Hit everything from trains to gas stations to airlines. This seems to be an increase in long-term tensions with Israel – which shows how cyber-attacks can affect the real world. These reactions are particularly worrying in this case because they are primarily felt by civilians.
In other regional news, Israel-based spyware The NSO group was reportedly found on the phones of about a dozen U.S. State Department officials. The dead were either living in Uganda or working on national issues. The incident underscores how thin the rationale for NSO Group’s flagship surveillance products has always been, although it remains unclear whether it will curb the near-constant abuse perpetrated by some authoritarian governments.
Security researchers believe they have found a better way Spot state-sponsored trolls on Reddit. Malicious app designed to steal banking information Entered the Google Play Store And was downloaded more than 300,000 times before booting. And the cryptocurrency service MonoX Finance gives hackers a bug Escape with a 31 million theft.
I need Facebook Its the most risky user Per Two factor authentication On their account. We’ve seen Android 12 roll out to more devices You should check the privacy settings now. And the so-called Water hole attack Has become increasingly common; We’ve talked about what they are, and why they’re so deceptive.
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Between October 7 and October 19, a hacker gained access to the network of Los Angeles Outposts of Planned Parenthood and stole 400,000 patient data. The agency disclosed to the victims that the information includes not only their names, addresses and other identifying information, but also details about their methods and prescriptions. The news comes the same week after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit over a controversial Mississippi abortion law, the hack appears to be ransomware-related, not politically motivated.
We wrote about it before Lack of so-called predictive policing, Where law enforcement uses data to predict where crimes will occur and who will commit them, and allocates resources accordingly. This week, a new report from Markup and Gizmodo found that these systems disproportionately affect Black and Latino areas. This is an awful deep dive that suits your time.
Tor a Invaluable anonymous tool Which relies on thousands of proxy servers to route encrypted traffic. It turns out, though, that a sophisticated actor is running hundreds of servers in bad faith. Upon closer inspection, one researcher suspected that they were trying to gather information about people using the Tor network. Tor Project is removing malicious servers from the network as they have been reported, but at one point the threat actor ran like 900 people at a time.
Earlier this year, router maker Ubiquity was the victim of a hack that blamed hackers outside of an apparent whistleblower. Now, a tribunal alleges that the incident was actually an internal act and that the whistleblower was actually an assassin. If the allegations hold up, it’s the work of an incredibly shameless series, and it’s best to take a few minutes to get through.
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