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10 trends of cyber security to look out for in 2019

What cyber security trends will the globe expect in 2018: a lot of rigorous regulation, creations of latest roles? 2018 was a noteworthy year for all things cyber. It was the year that brought major breaches just about weekly. last, the Marriott building cluster suffered a major knowledge breach, whereas Quora fell foul to some cyber criminals. Cyber security continues to be the difficulty on each business leaders mind. In this year, organisations have had to induce their house so as with GDPR, amongst others, coming back into force on twenty five could. …

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Google may soon remove torrent links from search results: Report

Google appears set to take a big step against internet piracy, widely considered to be the biggest bane of entertainment industry. Search companies like Google, Microsoft (Bing) and Yahoo have often been blamed for not doing enough to tackle internet piracy. Now, according to a report in Torrentfreak website, “Google and other search companies are close to striking a voluntary …

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Hong Kong securities targeted by cyberattacks, may face more: Regulator

Hong Kong’s securities regulator said brokers in the city had suffered cyber attacks and warned of possible further incidents across the industry. Regulators in Hong Kong have been stepping up efforts over the past year to combat the growing menace of cyber attacks on companies. A survey in November showed the average number of such attacks detected by firms in …

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This is how Chinese government plans to save kids from cyberbullying

Chinese authorities have published a draft regulation protecting minors’ rights in cyberspace that includes remedies for online bullying. The draft, published on Friday by the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council (LAOSC) states that no organisation or individual is allowed to threat, insult or hurt minors online with words, pictures or video, the People’s Daily reported. Guardians and schools …

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Have a ‘verified’ Twitter account? WikiLeaks plans to track you

Sparking a fresh controversy, anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks has threatened to make the private details public of millions of people who have ‘verified’ Twitter accounts. “We are thinking of making an online database with all ‘verified’ twitter accounts and their family/job/financial/housing relations,” the WikiLeaks Task Force said in a tweet, which has now been deleted. The NYDailyNews on Saturday quoted a …

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Govt to launch malware cleaning centre on December 20

New Delhi Government will kick start operations of a long-awaited malware and botnet cleaning centre with soft launch on December 20, a programme aimed at automatically disinfecting computers and mobiles from viruses and malicious software for free. “Major cybersecurity initiative of Digital India. Soft Launch of BotNet cleaning centre of India CERT from December 20,” Ministry of Electronics and IT, …

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Yahoo: How do state hackers break in?

Yahoo has revealed that login details for up to one billion accounts have gone missing. The massive breach was discovered while it investigated a separate attack that had compromised data on about 500 million accounts. Yahoo said it suspected a state-sponsored attacker was involved in both thefts. How can it be sure? Perhaps because information about the breach came from …

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Assange Lives to Leak Another Day

The status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange grew a bit murky on Tuesday after the group accused the U.S. State Department of pressuring Ecuadorian officials to block him from posting additional emails linked to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Ecuadorian foreign ministry on Tuesday acknowledged placing temporary restrictions on Assange’s access, saying in a statement that it did not wish …

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Russia’s Fancy Bear Attacks Microsoft, Adobe as Election Nears

Microsoft earlier this week said it had fallen victim to “Strontium,” its code name for the Russian hacking group also known as “Fancy Bear,” which has been linked to recent attacks on Democratic Party systems. The group launched a spear phishing attack that targeted vulnerabilities in both the Windows operating system and Adobe Flash, according to Terry Myerson, executive vice …

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iPhone Call Logs Easy Pickings on iCloud, Says Russian Security Firm

Russian digital forensics firm ElcomSoft on Thursday reported that Apple automatically uploads iPhone call logs to iCloud remote servers, and that users have no official way to disable this feature other than to completely switch off the iCloud drive. The data uploaded could include a list of all calls made and received on an iOS device, as well as phone …

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