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Authoritative governments use Israeli software to spy on activists, politicians and journalists: Report

Activists, politicians and journalists from around the world were targeted in a surveillance operation using software sold by the Israeli surveillance company NSO Group, according to an investigation into a massive data leak. The 17 media organizations worldwide released a report on Sunday said “authoritarian governments” abused the Pegasus software, “hacking 37 smartphones,” according to […]

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Cyberattack market to touch $6 trillion by the end of 2021

The cyber security market is expected to hit a market valuation of more than $217 billion by the end of 2021. The coronavirus pandemic accelerated the growth of this industry, as many corporations moved to work from home. Digital became the new business model in 2021, thus forcing organizations to use cyber security measures to […]

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Ransomware hackers behind cyberattack of one million ‘systems’ demand $70 million in Bitcoin

Hackers who claim to have taken control of a million systems in a “colossal” ransomware attack have demanded $70 million be paid in return for a “universal decryptor” that it says will unlock the files of all victims. The REvil group claims its malware, which initially targeted US IT firm Kaseya, has hit one million […]

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About 200 companies in the United States hit by ‘colossal’ ransomware cyber attack

Nearly 200 companies were hit by a “colossal” ransomware attack in the United States, according to a cyber-security firm. Huntress Labs said the hack targeted Florida-based IT company Kaseya before spreading through corporate networks that use its software. Kaseya said in a statement on its own website that it was investigating a “potential attack”. Huntress […]

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Colonial Pipeline resumes operations after shutdown due to cyber-attack

Colonial Pipeline, the biggest fuel pipeline in the United States resumed operations on Wednesday evening after a five-day closure. A ransomware cyber-attack forced the company to shut down the main part of its network on Friday. The 8,900km pipeline usually carries 2.5 million barrels a day on the East Coast. The closure saw supplies tighten […]

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Personal information of over 533 million Facebook users leaked online, available for free

A hacker is offering information on more than 500 million Facebook users for free. The exposed data includes personal information of over 533 million Facebook users from 106 countries, including over 32 million records on users in the US, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. It includes […]