Author: Kimanthi Sammy

Cybercriminals use Microsoft OneNote attachments to spread malware

Cybercriminals use Microsoft OneNote attachments to spread malware

Security researchers warn that cybercriminals have started using OneNote attachments in phishing emails to infect victims with remote access malware, allowing attackers to steal passwords and even cryptocurrency wallets. The tactic isn't new, as attackers have been sending malware through malici... Read more

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Linux Foundation unveils Open Metaverse Foundation

Linux Foundation unveils Open Metaverse Foundation

The Linux Foundation has founded the Open Metaverse Foundation (OMF) to help different industries collaborate on open-source software and standards for a metaverse that is inclusive, global, vendor-neutral and scalable. “The Metaverse brings exciting possibilities in revolutionizing the way we... Read more

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Data breach affects 35,000 PayPal customers

Data breach affects 35,000 PayPal customers

PayPal recently announced a data breach that exposed sensitive information on 35,000 users. The incident took place between the 6th and 8th of December. PayPal detected the breach on the 20th of December, according to a regulatory filing. The incident was caused by a credential-stuffing attack,... Read more

date8 days ago
Comply with EU rules or prepare for a ban, Breton warns TikTok CEO

Comply with EU rules or prepare for a ban, Breton warns TikTok CEO

Chinese social media company TikTok could be banned from the European Union if it doesn't do more to comply with EU legislation before September, according to the top official overseeing the EU's internal market. Commissioner Thierry Breton warned TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew that the company needs t... Read more

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Spotify joins media firms to call for EU action against Apple

Spotify joins media firms to call for EU action against Apple

Music streaming and media firms like Deezer and Spotify appealed to the European Commission to take action against Apple for unfair practices and anti-competitive behaviour. The appeal was sent as a joint industry letter on Wednesday. The letter to antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager deman... Read more

date9 days ago
Intel is committed to German chip plant, executive says

Intel is committed to German chip plant, executive says

An Intel executive has confirmed that the company is hashing out the details of a new chip plant in Magdeburg with the German government. Keyvan Esfarjani, Intel's Chief Global Operations Officer, said the company is committed to making the project a success while speaking to Reuters at a chip ... Read more

date10 days ago
France plans mass surveillance for Paris 2024 Olympics

France plans mass surveillance for Paris 2024 Olympics

France aims to expand its surveillance capabilities for the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics by implementing real-time camera systems to detect suspicious behaviour, such as unsupervised luggage and potentially dangerous crowd movements. A law proposing temporary government powers will be voted on by ... Read more

date10 days ago
Rise in UK public sector IT spending raises concerns

Rise in UK public sector IT spending raises concerns

According to recent research from Tussell, public sector IT spending hit £17.3 billion in the UK in 2022, doubling from 5 percent in 2021 to 10 percent last year. Concerns arise over the government's reliance on a select group of vendors. The report attributed the growth to increased IT infrast... Read more

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