MEPs accuse several member states of spyware usage
The MEP in charge of the probe is highly critical of some of the bloc's members.
The lead lawmaker investigating the use of spyware in Europe is calling out several powerful European politicians, according to a report in POLITICO.
The investigation is headed by Sophie in ’t Veld, a Dutch M... Read more
Hacked reseller may have caused data breach at Vodafone Italy
One of the telco's partners suffered a cyberattack, endangering the organization's data.
Vodafone Italia has warned customers of a possible data breach that may compromise their personal data. The notice was issued after the company confirmed a cyberattack on one of its resellers.
FourB, an ... Read more
Hacking campaign uses infected James Webb Telescope image
Investigators discovered a new malware campaign that uses gigapixel images from the James Web Project to distribute malware on target computers.
The James Web Telescope (JWST) was launched after more than two decades of planning and development. It's a turning point for astronomy, but sadly also... Read more
French data regulator investigates Twitter’s “egregious” data security
The authority will investigate allegations made by Twitter’s former head of security.
France's data protection watchdog CNIL is investigating a whistleblower's claims that Twitter made "egregious" misrepresentations to international regulators about its data security measures, according to a r... Read more
‘Dutch bill proposes to expand wiretapping by intelligence agencies’
Dutch intelligence agencies hope to expand their hacking and wiretapping capabilities in response to the Ukraine crisis.
The Volkskrant, a reputable Dutch newspaper, claims to have seen a private bill that proposes to expand the hacking and interception capabilities of intelligence agencies in t... Read more
ESA is looking for a few good hackers to test its cybersecurity
The agency will host a hack-a-thon to test the security of its satellite system
The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting people to hack a satellite in the name of cybersecurity. Applications are open through Feb. 18 to submit ideas on how someone would go about hacking the OPS-SAT satellite's... Read more
France warns of Chinese threat to home and office routers
A group of hackers backed by the Chinese government may be expanding from state based targets to go after the private sector.
French cyber-security agency ANSSI warned of an ongoing cyberespionage campaign aimed at French organizations carried out by China-linked APT31 group.
APT31 (aka Zirco... Read more
For Sale: 533 million Facebook users’ records
A hacking forum is offering a database containing more than 533 million Facebook users’ details. The database was first noticed by Alon Gal, the Chief Technology Officer of Hudson Rock on April 3rd and was posted by a user called TomLiner on Raid Forums.
It claims that the information includes... Read more
North Korean hackers are now targeting security researchers
Google's Threat Analysis Group warned on Monday that North Korean threat groups have been targeting security researchers who work on vulnerability research and development in various organizations and companies.
The campaign involves threat actors who established a research blog and even created... Read more
Worldwide ransom DDoS extortionists return in a new wave of attacks
Security researchers have revealed that a ransom DDoS campaign is underway, targeting organizations all over the world. A cybersecurity alert by Radware indicates that the first wave of these attacks started in August. However, the DDoS campaigns were aimed at companies again, in the last week of D... Read more