Aerospace Giant Embraer Downed by Suspected Ransomware

Aerospace Giant Embraer Downed by Suspected Ransomware

Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer has revealed it suffered a data breach last week, although local reports suggest ransomware was involved. The aircraft-maker, the world’s third-largest after Boeing and Airbus, claimed in a brief statement on Monday that it suffered a cyber-attack resulting in the disclosure of data “attributed to the company” in the early hours […]

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NCSC Warns of Multimillion Pound Christmas Fraud Bonanza

NCSC Warns of Multimillion Pound Christmas Fraud Bonanza

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is urging Christmas shoppers to exercise caution online this holiday season. The GCHQ offshoot rolled out its updated Cyber Aware campaign today alongside the Home Office, the Cabinet Office, and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS). According to the NCSC, there were over 17,400 reports […]

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#WebSummit: Nick Clegg Claims Internet Needs Accountability, Not Rules

#WebSummit: Nick Clegg Claims Internet Needs Accountability, Not Rules

Speaking as part of the online Web Summit in conversation with John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, former deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg said there is a concern where technology is blamed for everything from the results of elections to climate change. Now VP of global affairs at Facebook, Clegg said the ability […]

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Ransomware Set for Evolution in Attack Capabilities in 2021

Ransomware Set for Evolution in Attack Capabilities in 2021

Ransomware is set to evolve into a greater threat in 2021 as service offerings and collaborations increase. Speaking on a webinar this week, Carbon Black’s Tom Kellermann, Greg Foss, and Rick McElroy said the year turned out “different than predicted” and the shift to working from home also impacted the e-crime landscape. “This created an […]

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Tech CEO Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud

Tech CEO Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud

The former chief executive officer of a technology startup based in Virginia has admitted conning investors out of millions of dollars. Danny Boice pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of securities fraud and one count of wire fraud before senior United States district judge T.S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia. Alexandria resident Boice held […]

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Smart Sex Toy Sales Surge Poses Security Risk

Smart Sex Toy Sales Surge Poses Security Risk

A cybersecurity company has urged the rising number of smart sex toy owners to think about protection. Sales of internet-connected sex toys, also known as teledildonics, have increased since lockdown measures were introduced to slow the spread of COVID-19. In March alone, sex toy revenue in France, Italy, and Spain, where lockdown measures were particularly stringent, exceeded […]

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AI Collaborative Research Institute Launched

AI Collaborative Research Institute Launched

A trio of companies is launching a new research institute whose intended purpose is to strengthen privacy and trust for decentralized artificial intelligence (AI). The Private AI Collaborative Research Institute, originally established by Intel‘s University Research & Collaboration Office (URC), is launching as a joint project involving digital security and privacy products vendor Avast and AI software-defined secure computing […]

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Europol: Beware Fake Dark Web #COVID19 Vaccines

Europol: Beware Fake Dark Web #COVID19 Vaccines

As the UK begins preparations to deploy a COVID-19 vaccine, law enforcers are warning of counterfeit versions circulating on the dark web. After passing the UK’s strict regulatory approvals process in record time, the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine will begin rolling out to vulnerable groups this week. However, Europol warned on Friday that counterfeit versions are already […]

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