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The personal details of hotel guests, which includes celebrities, government officials, tech CEOs, and reporters, are said to have been posted in a hacking forum
Mitsubishi Electric says it has confirmed highly sensitive information in the defense, power, and railway sectors are unaffected
Russia troubleshoots its internet system to prevent cyberattacks, but activists fear of more censorship to come
Experts say Dito Telecommunity can allow China to mine data of Filipinos, and the Philippine military would be helping it by letting the telco build cell sites in its camps and bases
The China-backed telco’s equipment can indeed be used to spy on the military, says the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ own risk analysis of the ‘co-location’ deal
Touch ID technology was designed to enhance security and usability, and it would have, if people hailed its initial purpose and kept stronger passcodes
With Executive Order 95, the Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary replaces the Department of Science and Technology Secretary as a co-chair of the committee
The Labour Party says some of its campaign activities were slowed but were restored by early Tuesday and are now back to normal
The Philippines accounts for 5.8% of the 4.3 million WannaCry infection attempts in August of this year that were detected and stopped by security firm Sophos.
There have been 4 major attacks on Airbus in the last 12 months, according to two security sources involved in investigating the hacking
Some 16 million records are available 'unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise,' reports say
The breach exposes citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers
The Philippines has the most number of infected medical devices in Southeast Asia, and is second worst among countries in the world after Venezuela, experts from Kaspersky say
This year’s summit is taking place at Yangon, Myanmar on September 5
Dorsey is a victim of the 'SIM swap' fraud which lets fraudsters trick a mobile carrier into transferring a number, potentially causing a big security hole
Google reports a two-year iPhone hacking operation that exposed user photos, live user location information, and other data
An unauthorized third party temporarily gained access to non-financial details of 14 million users, reports Hostinger
Bank says no credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised
Sephora offers a free data monitoring service in some of the affected regions, but not in the Philippines due to certain 'local regulatory requirements'
The phishing attack, which sought to dupe users into sharing their ProtonMail passwords, is aimed at journalists from the website Bellingcat, which helped identify the agents who poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain
The apparent hack is discovered after an error appeared in the firm's outgoing funds transfer system on Thursday night, July 11
In a statement, IAG says the UK Information Commissioner’s Office intends to issue the airline with a penalty notice under the UK Data Protection Act, totalling £183.39 million or around $229.7 million
Troy Hunt is working with KPMG to help find potential buyers to help him fulfill the goals of HIBP as a transparent location that'll allow consumers to have a free, growing resource which would aid in information security for everyone
Flipboard says the attacker 'potentially obtained copies of certain databases containing Flipboard user information between June 2, 2018 and March 23, 2019 and April 21 to 22, 2019'
Instagram is trying to determine how more than 49 million records worth of private contact information was amassed in an unguarded online database
Linksys says the issue may be occurring on unpatched routers or those whose settings did not have a firewall enabled
'We are willing to sign 'no-spy' agreements with governments, including the UK government, to commit ourselves, to commit our equipment to meeting the no-spy, no back-door standards,' Huawei chairman Liang Hua says
The Times' report says it's the 'most serious claim' linking Huawei to the Chinese government
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Bayer 'detected indications of (hacker group) Winnti infections at the beginning of 2018,' a spokesman says, but adds there is 'no evidence of data outflow'
The attacker is Philippine-based, is likely a native Mandarin speaker, and uses the Telegram name 'P4p3r,' says a report by Swedish nonprofit Qurium
Huawei is the leading manufacturer of equipment for next-generation 5G mobile networks, but some Western nations bar it amid fears Beijing could gain access to sensitive communications and critical infrastructure
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US General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, says that they're not going to communicate with Berlin if Huawei is inside their defense communications
Microsoft researchers say the attackers stole secrets and wiped data from networks after targeting thousands of people at some 200 companies over the past two years
As countries move to roll out ultra-fast 5G mobile networks, concerns are mounting that Beijing could use hardware provided by Chinese firms to spy on Western governments
(UPDATED) The National Cyber Security Center sees ways of limiting risks from using Huawei in future 5G networks, according to two unnamed sources cited by the 'Financial Times'
Huawei decries allegations as the US continues to campaign against the Chinese tech giant in Europe
(UPDATED) The Australian Federal Police reveals agents have already used the new decryption law while investigating drug trafficking and child exploitation cases
University of Dayton cybersecurity experts suggest simplifying your approach by focusing on what information you most want to protect
A couple in California was shocked when a Nest security camera atop their family's television issued a realistic-sounding warning of missiles heading to the United States from North Korea
One operation is said to have links to Sputnik, a Moscow-based news agency, and affected Central and Eastern European countries. The second Russia-linked operation operated specifically in Ukraine.
The project is a unified platform with which the DICT can assist government agencies with cybersecurity concerns
Vietnam also accuses Facebook of hosting advertisements for 'illegal products' including counterfeit money, fake goods, weapons and firecrackers
'The accused said he published the data because he had been annoyed by certain statements made by those affected,' a spokesman for the Frankfurt prosecution service's internet crime office ZIT, tells a press conference
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The information, which comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents from German politicians, is first released via Twitter in December but its spread gathered pace this week
Human rights groups slam the new cybersecurity law, saying that it is a 'pervasive' and 'totalitarian model of information control'
'Setbacks will only makes us more courageous, and incredibly unfair treatment will drive us to become the world's number one,' says Huawei chairman Guo Ping as the company expects a revenue of $108.5 billion for 2018
'I have grave, very deep concerns about Huawei providing the 5G network in Britain. It's something we'd have to look at very closely,' British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson is quoted as saying by The Times.