Critical infrastructure security dubbed 'abysmal' by researchers

The “abysmal” state of security for industrial control systems (ICSs) is putting critical services at serious risk, new research finds.  You only need to look at the chaos caused by…

WhatsApp starts slowly rolling out encrypted backups

Image: WhatsApp WhatsApp has said it is starting to slowly roll out the encrypted backups feature it detailed in September. “Starting today, we are making available an extra, optional layer…

Irish regulators support Facebook's 'consent bypass' legal maneuver, suggest $42 million fine for GDPR violations

Regulators in Ireland have proposed up to $42 million in fines for Facebook after the company was accused of violating the GDPR through deceptive data collection policies.  Privacy expert Max…

International cryptocurrency scam ring targets European dating app users

An international scam ring is targeting dating app users in a romance scam to not only deprive victims of their cryptocurrency but also the control of their handsets.  On Wednesday,…

Apple: Forcing app sideloading would turn iPhones into virus-prone 'pocket PCs'

Apple has defended its position on the restriction of app sideloading in light of current EU discussions surrounding competition in the tech space. On Wednesday, the iPad and iPhone maker…

Bugs allowing malicious NFT uploads uncovered in OpenSea marketplace

Critical security issues in the OpenSea NFT marketplace that allowed attackers to steal cryptocurrency wallet funds have been patched.  NFTs, also known as non-fungible tokens, are digital assets that can…

Amnesty Intl. accuses Indian cyber security firm of spyware attacks

According to Amnesty International, it found evidence that attackers testing the spyware were using the IP address of Indian cyber security firm Innefu Labs. Amnesty International has accused an Indian…

Amnesty International Associates Security Organization with a Spyware Campaign

In a report published last week, Amnesty International revealed the connection between an Indian cybersecurity firm and an Android spyware program that was meant to target a well-known Togolese human…

Facebook Blames Outage on Faulty Router Configuration

One easily disproved conspiracy theory linked the ~six-hour outage to a supposed data breach tied to a Sept. 22 hacker forum ad for 1.5B Facebook user records. As of Monday…

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger Are Back Online After Hours of Outage

The popular social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger, are back online following a massive disruption that lasted almost six hours. Billions of people worldwide have been unable to…