Millions of Android devices abused by UltimaSMS Adware Scam

The UltimaSMS Adware scam is abusing Android apps to subscribe users to premium SMS services that charge up to $40/month depending on their mobile carrier and geographic location. Avast researchers…

Millions of Android Users Scammed in SMS Fraud Driven by Tik-Tok Ads

UltimaSMS leverages at least 151 apps that have been downloaded collectively more than 10 million times, to extort money through a fake premium SMS subscription service. Threat actors are using…

Schools put the brakes on facial recognition scheme for kids buying lunch

Schools in the United Kingdom have paused the rollout of facial recognition scans in cafeterias following backlash from data watchdogs and privacy advocates. Last week, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO),…

Facebook hits back at claims its AI has minimal success in fighting hate speech

Image: Facebook Facebook integrity VP Guy Rosen has shut down claims that the AI technology it uses to fight hate speech is having little impact, saying it’s “not true”. Instead,…

Researchers Condemn Apple’s Proposed Phone-Scanning Features

Researchers Condemn Apple’s Proposed Phone-Scanning Features Apple's plans to implement new phone-scanning features have been heavily criticized by more than a dozen cybersecurity experts. The tech company announced in August its…

The Anonymous Domain Registration Might Be Prohibited Shortly

The European Union is currently working on laws that would make it illegal for everybody to register domains before going through an identification process. This new law would apply to…

Ghanaian Women Cautioned Against Sharing Nudes

Ghanaian Women Cautioned Against Sharing Nudes A cybersecurity official in the Ghanaian police force has cautioned women and girls against using digital devices to take and share intimate pictures.  The…

Wordfence Helps Enable Education in Uganda

WordFence –  WordFence –  I want to share something very exciting and truly wonderful with you all today. Wordfence just completed a project where we partnered with Far Away Friends,…

Couple Arrested Over Sale of Nuclear Secrets

Couple Arrested Over Sale of Nuclear Secrets A married couple from Maryland has been arrested on suspicion of selling secret information about the design of nuclear-powered warships.  Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, both…

US Imprisons Man Who Exploited Children Via Social Media

US Imprisons Man Who Exploited Children Via Social Media A sexual predator who used social media apps to victimize minors has been sent to prison in the United States. Jacob…