Heightened demand for human augmentation technology: survey results by Opinium Research

According to a research report commissioned by Kaspersky, two thirds of those who were surveyed in leading Western European countries consider technology induced augmentation of human body parts, most of which are related to improving health, will improve their lives. With technological revolutions shaping humanities near future, tech leaders opine it will change every aspect…

North Korean hackers targeting global financial institutions: U.S. Govt cyber alert

In a significant development, the U.S. government has issued a warning saying, North Korean hackers are increasingly targeting banks around the globe for fraudulent money transfers; they are also targeting ATMs to illegally withdraw cash. The technical cyber security alert was jointly given by four different federal agencies, including the Treasury Department and FBI. They…

Hacker hit cruise operator Carnival Corp with ransomware, gain access to employee data

Cruise operator Carnival Corp disclosed, it has launched an investigation into a ransomware attack on one of its brand’s computer network systems. In a regulatory filing, Carnival, which operates AIDA, Carnival and Princess cruises among others, disclosed that through the attack hackers were able to gain access personal data of guests and employees. Carnival Corp…

Hackers selling Chinese customer data related to banking & insurance sector: China’s banking and insurance regulator

On Wednesday, China’s banking and insurance regulator stated, it had detected sales of customer data from the insurance and banking sector by overseas criminals. It did not elaborate or specify how many individuals had been affected. During a briefing, Huang Hong, the vice chairman of the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission said, the data…

Foreign state-backed hackers targeting U.S. COVID-19 research: FBI

According to a senior cybersecurity official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, foreign government hackers have managed to break into companies which are conducting research into treatments for COVID-19 – the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. During an online panel discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Tonya Ugoretz disclosed to…

Hackers manage to access voice mails at Italy’s state-owned Monte dei Paschi bank

In a notice sent to customers by Italy’s state-owned bank Monte dei Paschi, hackers have managed to access the mailboxes of some employees, with the bank informing clients in the notice that on March 30 some messages with voice mail attachments had been sent as a result of the cyber attack. Incidentally, the notice did…

Work-from-home creates perfect opportunities for cyber criminals, corporates spies and hackers: cyber security experts

With companies temporarily closing their offices and with more people working from home with company data because of the Wuhan coronavirus, hackers are likely to take advantage of the situation, said cyber security experts. Government officials from the United States and Britain along with others have warned on the cyber security dangers of working remotely…

Hackers used booby trapped text messages to retrieve data stored in cellphones

Amnesty International’s report details how booby-trapped text messages were used to collect information stored locally on cellphones. A research by Amnesty International has uncovered that hackers armed with sophisticated spying software have been targeting Moroccan human rights activists midst a government crackdown on protests in recent years. The report released by the British non-profit human…

Hackers warm up to carmakers at the DEFCON cyber security conference at Las Vegas

With vehicles getting increasingly digital, carmakers are warming to White Hat cyber security professionals who scour for vulnerabilities in transportation systems before Black Hat hackers exploit them for commercial or other gains. In a significant development, carmakers are boost efforts to discover lurking vulnerabilities in their increasingly digital car offerings from helpful and friendly hackers.…