Imam Soomro

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Beginners Guide to Online Security for a Small & Medium Business

While the digital age has disrupted the traditional way of doing business, it has also paved the way for online businesses to achieve express, …

11 arrested in Chinese Fireball malware investigation

Beijing police officers have arrested 11 individuals in connection with the Fireball malware that has infected hundreds of millions of …

Smashing Security #035: Up the Roomba with mandatory Chinese spyware

China is forcing people to install smartphone spyware, young cyberoffenders are offered rehab, and robot vacuum cleaners want to sell maps of the …

EVERY app offered by alternative Android app market redirected to malware

Remember to never ever agree to download Adobe Flash Player onto your Android phone.David Bisson reports.

FruitFly Mac malware - FBI investigating hundreds of infections, say researchers

The FBI is thought to be currently investigating hundreds of infections tied to the mysterious FruitFly family of Mac-based malware.David Bisson …

18-year-old arrested after reporting dumb bug in public transport e-ticket system

More than 45,000 users have voiced their disapproval on social media for Hungary's public transport system after police arrested an 18-year-old man …

Online criminals clone UK university's website to phish for cash

Criminals have cloned a UK university's website in an attempt to phish for unsuspecting students' cash and personal information.David Bisson reports.

Protect against the fastest-growing crime: cyber attacks

Cyber theft is the fastest-growing crime in the U.S., and cost the global economy more than $450 billion in 2016, with more than 2 billion person …

International cyber security evidently not a Trump priority

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has his sights on the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues<p>If there’s one thing you can say for Rex Tillerson’s leadership of the State Department, it is that he doesn’t appear all that concerned with the “optics” of his policy changes. We recently reported …

A cybersecurity expert on why you should be very worried about the internet’s future

"It will take the attention of the free society that built the internet to save it." —Alexander Klimburg<p>In 2012, the New York Times’s David Sanger broke a bombshell story detailing a joint US-Israel cyber attack on Iran that undermined its nuclear enrichment facilities. The computer virus, dubbed …

Cybersecurity

How to Become a Cyber Security Expert?

Since the advent of the internet, cybersecurity has drastically advanced from a nerd’s dream to a career that not only pays well but also keeps you …

Avoiding incidents like the WannaCry and “NotPetya” ransomware attacks

With good governance, closing the gap between senior leadership’s strategic goals and everyday activities becomes the key to long-term success. With …

GhostCtrl Is an Android RAT That Also Doubles as Ransomware

A new Android RAT (Remote Access Trojan) detected under the name of GhostCtrl can lock mobile device by resetting their PIN and display a ransom note …

Can Cloud Storage save you from Ransomware Attacks?

Step by step, our personal and work lives are being transferred online and instantaneous connections, real-time cooperation, and free flowing …

A Single Extreme Cyberattack Could Cost the U.S. More than Hurricane Katrina

With an uptick in cyberattacks across the world, from WannaCry to Petya ransomware, a new report from banking heavyweight Lloyds of London warns just …

Net Neutrality Has Given Its Final Gasp Thanks to FCC

Net Neutrality Rules: Update 23/04/2018 April 23, 2018, goes down as the day when Obama-era Net Neutrality ruling succumbed to the new rulings led by …

Petya Ransomware – It Will Hunt Your Hard Drive Down and Lock it Out

Update – July 2017 The developer of the original Petya ransomware has released his master key to the public, allowing affected users to unlock their …

Verizon is killing Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality

One of the open internet’s fiercest defenders has a new boss<p>In 2014, Tumblr was on the front lines of the battle for net neutrality. The company stood alongside Amazon, Kickstarter, Etsy, Vimeo, Reddit, and Netflix during Battle for the Net’s day of action. Tumblr CEO David Karp was also part of a …

Skype Suffers Outage Amid Claims of Cyber-Attack

Microsoft has confirmed that it is dealing with an ongoing Skype outage with the communications app suffering connectivity issues.<p>Whilst the tech …

Canada’s Spies, Police, and Border Agents Are Quietly Coordinating on Biometrics

Privacy experts worry the meetings could put Canadians’ privacy at risk.<p>For over a year, Canadian military, intelligence, police, and border agencies have been meeting to develop and coordinate their biometric capabilities, which use biological markers like facial recognition and iris scanning to …

California bill aims to revive broadband privacy rules that were killed by Trump and Congress

Several months ago, President Trump signed into law a repeal of sweeping privacy regulations limiting what broadband providers can do with customer data. Now, an Assembly Democrat is trying to resuscitate those rules for Californians.<p>Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) unveiled a measure on …

Honda Forced to Shut Plant After WannaCry Returns

Japanese carmaker Honda has admitted it was forced to briefly shut down a manufacturing plant after finding WannaCry ransomware on its network weeks …

WebSites Found Collecting Data from Online Forms Even Before You Click Submit

'Do I really need to give this website so much about me?' That's exactly what I usually think after filling but before submitting a web form online …

How to Prevent Cyber Bullying

Cyberbullying is a virtual form of harassment that feels exactly real-life negative implications. A cyberbully usually employs smartphones, personal …

Top 25 Cybersecurity Experts to Follow on Twitter

Cybersecurity has become a critical concern for brands and governments across the world. Data breaches have become too common and too lethal. 2017 …

GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters

Political data gathered on more than 198 million US citizens was exposed this month after a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National …

Government

WannaCry Was the Work of Lazarus Say UK Spies

British officials appear to have come to the same conclusions as several IT security vendors: the WannaCry ransomware attacks were launched by North …

Web Hosting Company Pays $1 Million to Ransomware Hackers to Get Files Back

South Korean web hosting provider has agreed to pay $1 million in bitcoins to hackers after a Linux ransomware infected its 153 servers, encrypting …

Privacy International Sends Brexit Teams Anti-Surveillance Package

Rights group Privacy International (PI) has sent Brexit negotiators advice and technology designed to mitigate the risk of surveillance by …