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RDPs going cheap on the dark web

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It is currently possible to buy a potentially lucrative Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on the dark web for as little as $3.00.  Anyone wishing to hack remotely into a compromised corporate computer can now purchase the relevant RDP on the Ultimate Anonymity Services (UAS) dark web market. While the RDPs… Read more »

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New Chinese rules could open the door to hackers

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A coalition of international businesses is lobbying the Chinese government to ask it to rethink its new cyber security legislation. The new laws were first mooted in 2015, essentially as a means to give the Chinese government more control over its IT infrastructure as a way of increasing censorship powers…. Read more »

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Quantum comms forging ahead

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China has decided to forge ahead in the cyber security race by launching a satellite into space in the coming months, specifically designed to securely transmit data. The concept was unveiled at a seminar in Shanghai and highlights China’s aspiration to become a world leader in quantum communication. This is… Read more »

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Chinese allegedly hack US firms following cyber truce

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Despite an agreement between the US and the Chinese governments to respect each others’ cyber security, it has been reported that several US companies have fallen victim to Chinese attacks in recent weeks following that official statement made on September 25th. Whilst one might suggest that these are rogue attempts… Read more »

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Millions of fingerprints stolen from US Office of Personnel Management

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Computer hackers have stolen the fingerprints of over five million US federal workers in a massive breach of government security. It is thought that Chinese hackers are behind this latest incursion, coming does just days before the Chinese President was due to visit the US to discuss cyber security with… Read more »

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Slow Apple Xcode downloads lead to malware infections

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Apple has revealed that some of its Chinese users, frustrated with slow download speeds of its Xcode programme, have been infected with malware by turning to unofficial versions of Xcode instead. Apple has announced that they will improve download speeds in China although the difficulties would seem to lie with… Read more »

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Penn State computers compromised by Chinese hackers

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The President of Penn State University, Eric Barron, has announced in a letter to academic staff and students that Chinese hackers have had access to the computer systems within the University’s Department of Engineering for two years. The University is taking the security breach very seriously, disconnecting the whole network… Read more »

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Pentagon makes firm plans to tackle growing cyber threat

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US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been speaking about the growing threat to state security posed by cyber attackers during a recent address at Stanford University. He cited an occasion when Russian hackers accessed an unclassified US military network, but Carter also used his address to promote a new cyber… Read more »

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Fake executive emails cost companies millions

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The spoofing of business executive email accounts is a lucrative business for hackers and an increasingly common practice, reports Brian Krebs. He tells the story of “Judy” who came dangerously close to losing her company $315,000 in cash after receiving an email from her boss asking her to wire the… Read more »

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Lenovo hacked following adware scandal

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Hacking group Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the recent cyber attack on Chinese computer company Lenovo. The attack came just days after Lenovo apologised to consumers for preloading Superfish adware on its computers, leaving them vulnerable to malware. Users attempting to visit the Lenovo website were instead shown a… Read more »

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