A Chinese government-backed DDoS operation has been resurrected to disrupt pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong, according to AT&T Cybersecurity.
The firm revealed in a new blog post yesterday that it spotted activity from the so-called “Great Cannon” starting on August 31, with the most recent DDoS attempts coming on November 25.
Specifically, it was observed trying to take offline the LIHKG website, which is used by Hong Kongers to share info and plan protests across the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China wracked by unrest over the past few months.
Police forces around the UK have arrested nine people as part of an international operation targeting users of a remote access trojan.
A website that sold more than 14,500 copies of a remote access trojan (RAT) to cyber criminals in 124 countries has been taken down, and nine people arrested in the UK, following an international effort spearheaded by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) with support from the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Australia’s Federal Police force (AFP).
Remember the viral app that aged you? FBI slams FaceApp as counterintelligence threat
Novelty may have a hidden, nefarious purpose, the FBI has cautioned.
When FaceApp went viral over summer and our social media feeds were filled to the brim with delighted users showing how the app predicted they will look in their twilight years, privacy issues soon surfaced.
Some critics raised the idea of countless users feeding into a massive dataset that could be used for surveillance, facial recognition purposes, or deepfake technology, whereas others highlighted that the app’s terms of service decreed everything from user IPs to cookie data and activity logs may be sold to advertising companies. The app’s origins in Russia also raised red flags.
Hackers primed to exploit 5G to Wi-Fi handover flaws
Warning that attackers will find new vulnerabilities to access voice and data on 5G mobile phones as carriers hand off calls and data to Wi-Fi networks to save bandwidth.
With 5G networks rapidly coming on-stream, wireless carriers are increasingly handing off calls and data to Wi-Fi networks to save bandwidth, and flaws in this process will allow hackers to compromise security, say researchers at the WatchGuard Technologies Threat Lab.
The researchers believe attackers will find new vulnerabilities to access voice and data on 5G mobile phones that will be introduced across networks. WatchGuard also predicts that in 2020, a quarter of all breaches will happen outside the perimeter.
Top gadgets for the security and privacy conscious (or the super paranoid!)
Keep your data and personal information safe from hackers and prevent your devices from being used to spy on you with these security and privacy gadgets.
Paranoid that “they” are watching your every move? Or maybe you’re just security-conscious and like to maintain a high level of privacy? No matter what your reason for being careful with your cyber life, here are gadgets to help you stay safe and secure.