Smart toys spy on kids, FBI cautions parents

The FBI yesterday released a public service announcement (PSA) alerting parents to the dangers potentially imposed by smart toys. Early this year, security researcher Troy Hunt, reported that a series of web-connected, app-enabled toys called CloudPets have been hacked. The manufacturer’s central database was reportedly compromised over several months after stunningly poor security, despite the attempts …

Ukrainian Power Distributor Ukrenergo Hit by Second Cyber Attack

Ukrainian state power distributor Ukrenergo was hit by another cyber attack on Thursday which used a computer virus different from one that hit Ukraine on Tuesday, said Ukrenergo’s acting head said. The second attack did not affect Ukraine’s power network, Vsevolod Kovalchuk told a news briefing on Friday. “The virus was slightly different, of a …

GoDaddy Launches New Website Security Products After Sucuri Aquisition

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to shifting the global economy toward life-fulfilling independent ventures, yesterday launched GoDaddy Website Security, a cutting-edge website protection service to keep customers’ sites clean and free of malware. Website Security is powered by Sucuri, which was in March 2017 acquired by GoDaddy to further strengthen …

India has already commited a record 20 Internet Shutdowns in 2017

Indian authorities should cease arbitrary restrictions of the country’s internet and telecommunications networks, Human Rights Watch said today. State governments have imposed 20 internet shutdowns so far in 2017, including by four states in June. Shutdowns in response to campaigns on social media and mobile mass messaging applications spreading false and even incendiary information have …

98% of the top 1 Million internet domains may be vulnerable to email spoofing

PHOENIX, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bishop Fox, a leading global cybersecurity consulting firm, recently analyzed the Alexa top million Internet domains and found that 98% – nearly the entire Internet – are potentially vulnerable to email spoofing. In response, Bishop Fox has released Spoofcheck, a free tool that companies can use to automatically determine if …

UK Police force are learning how to hack

Thousands of police officers are receiving specialist cybersecurity training. In response to the unprecedented rise in cybercrime, 80 per cent of police forces across the UK are training their officers to become specialist cyber security investigators. This is the future of policing A cybercrime scene cannot be approached in the same way as a traditional …

Microsoft to set up data center in Africa

Microsoft software giant has announced it will deliver its cloud service to users in Africa from data-centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town beginning next year. We plan to deliver the Microsoft Cloud — including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 — from datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with initial availability in 2018. …