It has been revealed that Russian authorities arrested state officers and a Kaspersky cybersecurity specialist for treason. The crime: allegedly passing state secrets to U.S. companies. Read More.
Business still unprepared for most ransomware attacks
The grim reality of Ransomware report sponsored by Timico and Datto reveals 85 percent of ransomware attacks force victims offline for at least a week, one-third of victims are unable to access data for one month or longer and 15 percent are never able to recover their data.The report also finds 63 percent of organizations do not have a ransomware strategy in place to combat an attack. Read More.
The Indian government is seeking to create a database (known as Aadhaar), with information on about 88 percent of the population of more than 1.2 billion, including children and all state services — from school admissions to passports and the purchase of cooking gas — to ensure they receive state benefits in their bank accounts. But in a nation without an overarching privacy law, Indians have few options for redress in the event of identity theft or data leaks. Read More.
A maker of Internet-connected stuffed animal toys, the toys record and play voice messages that can be sent over the internet by parents and children, has exposed more than 2 million voice recordings of children and parents, as well as e-mail addresses and password data for more than 800,000 accounts. Read More.
IOActive, a computer security consulting firm, revealed significant security flaws were found in an examination of six home and industrial robots in a recent report. The report further proves the potential security challenges for the world of mobile robots. Read More.
More than 1 million websites running the WordPress content management system may be vulnerable to hacks that allow visitors to steal password data and secret keys out of databases under certain conditions. Read More.