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Microsoft seized 42 domains used by the China-linked APT15 cyberespionage group

Microsoft seized dozens of malicious domains used by the China-linked APT15 group to target organizations worldwide. Microsoft announced to have obtained a court warrant that allowed it to seize 42 domains used by a China-linked APT15 group (aka Nickel, Ke3chang, Mirage, Vixen Panda, Royal APT and Playful Dragon) in recent operations that targeted organi
Publish At:2021-12-07 06:23 | Read:192 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Laws and regulations APT15 China Hacking h

Russian internet watchdog Roskomnadzor bans six more VPN services

Russia’s internet watchdog, ‘Roskomnadzor’, has announced the ban of other VPN products, 15 VPN services are now illegal in Russia Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor tightens the control over the Internet and blocked access to six more VPN services. The latest banned services are Betternet, Lantern, X-VPN, Cloudflare WARP, Tachyon VPN, PrivateTu
Publish At:2021-12-02 14:15 | Read:336 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security Censorship Hacki

Israel cut cyber export list, excluding totalitarian regimes

Israel’s Ministry of Defense bans the sale of surveillance software and offensive hacking tools to tens of countries. Israel’s Ministry of Defense has cut the list of countries to which Israeli surveillance and cybersecurity firms could sell their products and services. 65 countries have been excluded from the export list, which now includ
Publish At:2021-11-29 06:22 | Read:305 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Cybersecurity cybersecuri

French court indicted Nexa Technologies for complicity in acts of torture

Nexa Technologies was indicted for complicity in acts of torture, the French firm is accused of having sold surveillance equipment to the Egypt. Nexa Technologies offers a range of solutions for homeland security, including surveillance solutions. Now the French company was accused of having sold surveillance software to the Egyptian regime. The cybers
Publish At:2021-11-28 20:10 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Laws and regulations Cybersecurit

Italy’s Antitrust Agency fines Apple and Google for aggressive practices of data acquisition

Italy’s antitrust regulator, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), has fined Apple and Google €10 million each their “aggressive” data practices. Italy’s antitrust regulator, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), has fined Apple and Google €10 million each their “aggressive” data p
Publish At:2021-11-27 13:00 | Read:335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations AGCM Apple Cybersecurity

Apple sues NSO Group for abusing state-sponsored Pegasus spyware

Apple has filed suit to ban the Israeli surveillance firm NSO Group and parent company Q Cyber Technologies from using its product and services. Apple has sued NSO Group and its parent company Q Cyber Technologies in a U.S. federal court for illegally targeting its customers with the surveillance spyware Pegasus. According to the lawsuit, NSO Group is
Publish At:2021-11-24 06:56 | Read:321 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Intelligence Laws and regulations Malware Appl

U.S. banking regulators order banks to notify cybersecurity incidents in 36 hours

U.S. banking regulators have approved a new rule that orders banks to notify federal regulators of significant cybersecurity incidents within 36 hours. U.S. banking regulators this week approved a rule that obliges banks to report any major cybersecurity incidents to the government within 36 hours of discovery. Major cybersecurity incidents are attacks th
Publish At:2021-11-20 18:44 | Read:413 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations hacking news information

US DoS offers a reward of up to $10M for leaders of REvil ransomware gang

The U.S. government offers up to $10 million for identifying or locating leaders in the REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware operation The Department of State offers up to $10 million for information that can lead to the identification or location of individuals in key leadership positions in the REvil/Sodinokibi ransomware operation. The US government also offers
Publish At:2021-11-09 06:22 | Read:491 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations Security Depa

NSO Group, Positive Technologies and other firms sanctioned by the US government

The U.S. sanctioned four companies for the development of surveillance malware or the sale of hacking tools used by nation-state actors, including NSO Group. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has sanctioned four companies for the development of spyware or the sale of hacking tools used by nation-state actors. The fi
Publish At:2021-11-03 15:41 | Read:357 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Hacking hacking news info

US Bureau of Industry and Security bans export of hacking tools to authoritarian regimes

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) would ban U.S. firms from selling hacking tools to authoritarian regimes. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) would introduce a new export control rule aimed at banning the export or resale of hacking tools to authoritarian regimes.  The rule an
Publish At:2021-10-21 03:52 | Read:1047 | Comments:0 | Tags:Laws and regulations Security Hacking hacking news informati

The Biden administration plans to target exchanges supporting ransomware operations with sanctions

US Government is expected to issue sanctions against crypto exchanges, wallets, and traders used by ransomware operations to cash out ransom payments. The Biden administration is putting in place all the strategies to disrupt the operations of the ransomware gangs, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it is now planning to target the digital finance
Publish At:2021-09-18 14:25 | Read:919 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security Biden Cybercrime

WhatsApp fined €225M over GDPR issues

The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million over data sharing transparency for European Union users’ data with Facebook. The Irish Data Protection Commission has fined WhatsApp €225 million for the lack of transparency on how it shares European Union users’ data with Facebook companies. The instant messaging co
Publish At:2021-09-05 08:53 | Read:966 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security Social Networks

Hamburg’s data protection agency (DPA) states that using Zoom violates GDPR

The German state’s data protection agency (DPA) warns that the use of the videoconferencing platform Zoom violates the European Union’s GDPR. The German state’s data protection agency (DPA) warns that the Senate Chancellory’s use of the popular videoconferencing tool violates the European Union’s General Data Protection Regu
Publish At:2021-08-18 03:22 | Read:1720 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Security GDPR

Chinese government issues new vulnerability disclosure regulations

Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued new vulnerability disclosure regulations that oblige experts to report zero-days to the government. The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has issued a new exacerbated vulnerability disclosure regulation that requires white hat hackers uncovering critical zero-day flaws in computer systems to first rep
Publish At:2021-07-18 12:33 | Read:1449 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Laws and regulations Security Cybersec

Former NSA contractor Reality Winner who leaked gov report will be released on November

Reality Winner, a former NSA contractor who leaked classified documents to the press in 2017, has been released from prison to home confinement. Reality Winner is a former NSA intelligence contractor who leaked a classified hacking report to the press in 2017. The FBI arrested Reality Leigh Winner on 3rd June for leaking classified information to The I
Publish At:2021-06-15 11:45 | Read:906 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Cybersecurity cybersecuri

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