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Dilitas – Weekly Security Brief – Cyber/Internet/Mobile/Social Media/Hacking News

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Scammers are targetting unspecting (sic) people out of thousands of pounds – by tricking them into thinking they’ve been charged for Amazon Prime.

The authorities in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, have refused to pay a ransom of four Bitcoin tokens, valued at approximately 500,000 rand ($34,000; £27,700), to hackers who breached its network [two weeks ago].

A huge cyber-attack has knocked out more than 2,000 websites – as well as the national TV station – in the country of Georgia.

Microsoft-owned GitHub has blocked Spanish users from accessing an app designed to help Catalan independence protesters.

A law introducing new controls on the internet has come into force in Russia amid concerns it may be used by the government to silence its critics.

Facebook is using trademark law to go after the domain hosts which register phishing or hacking-tools sites that target the platform and its Instagram subsidiary.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against Israel’s NSO Group, alleging the firm was behind cyber-attacks that infected devices with malicious software.

Messaging app WhatsApp has said Indian journalists and activists are among some 1,400 people worldwide who were targeted with Israeli-made spyware.

Facebook has agreed to pay a £500,000 fine imposed by the UK’s data protection watchdog for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Fraudsters have stolen thousands of pounds from Currys PC World customers after hijacking the retailer’s eBay account.

Millions of online shoppers are losing out to fraud while regulators drag their heels on introducing rules to protect them.

After denying reports of a system malware infection Tuesday, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) admitted that it had indeed been hacked.

Ensure that your own security arrangements are adequate and robust at all times.
Report any suspicious activity to Police immediately.
Confidential Anti Terrorist Hotline: 0800 789 321 or dial 999.

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