Authorities arrest culprits for crypto mining at Ukraine nuclear plant

Authorities arrest culprits behind crypto mining at Ukraine nuclear plant

Crypto mining the “Wrong way” – In a nuclear facility. Cryptocurrencies have lately been surprising everyone with their potential and causing a lot of headaches too – particularly for governments and regulatory agencies. But sometimes the reason isn’t their massive potential to undermine government currencies as in the case of the USA or their use Leggi tutto…

Hacker Ordered to Pay Back Nearly £1 Million to Phishing Victims

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A prolific hacker who carried out phishing scams against hundreds of companies worldwide has been ordered to pay back more than $1.1 million (over £922,000) worth of cryptocurrencies to his victims. Grant West, a 27-year-old resident of Kent, England, targeted several well-known companies around the world since 2015 to obtain the financial data of tens Leggi tutto…

Google Proposes ‘Privacy Sandbox’ to Develop Privacy-Focused Ads

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Google today announced a new initiative—called Privacy Sandbox—in an attempt to develop a set of open standards that fundamentally enhances privacy on the web while continuing to support a free, open and democratic Internet through digital advertisements. A lot of websites on the Internet today, including The Hacker News, rely on online advertisements as their Leggi tutto…

New ‘Off-Facebook Activity Tool’ lets users control data collected by websites

Off-Facebook Activity - Anonymizing your data

Off-Facebook Activity lets users see a summary of the apps and websites that send Facebook information about their activity. Over the past decade when we saw Facebook shifting from just another social network, it greatly expanded its feature range. With this, tools such as “Facebook Login” and “Facebook Pixel” were launched. In the case of Leggi tutto…

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan’s Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

Google, Mozilla, Apple Block Kazakhstan's Root CA Certificate to Prevent Spying

In a move to protect its users based in Kazakhstan from government surveillance, Google, Apple and Mozilla finally today came forward and blocked Kazakhstan’s government-issued root CA certificate within their respective web browsing software. Starting today, Chrome, Safari and Firefox users in Kazakhstan will see an error message stating that the “Qaznet Trust Network” certificate Leggi tutto…

Russian Hacking Group Targeting Banks Worldwide With Evolving Tactics

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Silence APT, a Russian-speaking cybercriminal group, known for targeting financial organizations primarily in former Soviet states and neighboring countries is now aggressively targeting banks in more than 30 countries across America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Active since at least September 2016, Silence APT group’s most recent successful campaign was against Bangladesh-based Dutch-Bangla Bank, which lost Leggi tutto…

How Activity Logs Help WordPress Admins Better Manage Website Security

WordPress Security Audit Logs

Managing a WordPress website can sap a lot of your time and energy, which otherwise you’d spend on managing your business. If you’re looking to cut down on the hours, you spend troubleshooting WordPress technical and security problems, better managing and monitoring your website and users, or your customers, you need a WordPress activity log Leggi tutto…