China’s New Law Requires Researchers to Report All Zero-Day Bugs to Government – Tempemail

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has issued new stricter vulnerability disclosures regulations that mandate security researchers uncovering critical flaws in computer systems to mandatorily disclose them first-hand to the government authorities within two days of filing a report. The “Regulations on the Management of Network Product Security Vulnerability” are Continue Reading

China’s Cyberspies Targeting Southeast Asian Government Entities – Tempemail

A sweeping and “highly active campaign” that originally set its sights on Myanmar has broadened its focus to strike a number of targets located in the Philippines, according to new research. Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky, which first spotted the infections in October 2020, attributed them to a threat actor it Continue Reading

SideCopy Hackers Target Indian Government Officials With New Malware – Tempemail

A cyber-espionage group has been observed increasingly targeting Indian government personnel as part of a broad campaign to infect victims with as many as four new custom remote access trojans (RATs), signaling a “boost in their development operations.” Attributed to a group tracked as SideCopy, the intrusions culminate in the Continue Reading

They can’t mask it any longer – this government doesn’t care about you or me- Tempemail

Britain is cursed by a government of unpleasant and inconsiderate people acting in the interests of unpleasant and inconsiderate people. It has proved this with its decision to drop mask mandates. This, to me, demonstrates that the people ministers really seem to care about are the fly tippers, the people Continue Reading

IndigoZebra APT Hacking Campaign Targets the Afghan Government – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers are warning of ongoing attacks coordinated by a suspected Chinese-speaking threat actor targeting the Afghanistan government as part of an espionage campaign that may have had its provenance as far back as 2014. Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Research attributed the intrusions to a hacking group tracked under Continue Reading

Nigerian government threatens to rein in press after Twitter ban | Nigeria- Tempemail

Media organisations in Nigeria have expressed alarm as the government prepares to follow its controversial ban on Twitter with wider regulations reining in the press and social media companies. A new amendment proposed by lawmakers in President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressive Congress party would allow the government to determine a Continue Reading

Microsoft Says: Russian SolarWinds Hackers Hit U.S. Government Agencies Again- Tempemail

Microsoft says the state-backed Russian hacker group Nobelium—the same actor behind the 2020 SolarWinds attacks—took control of the State Department’s United States Agency for International Development email system. This bold attack, expected to be ongoing, breached federal government supplier systems sending out official-looking emails to over 3,000 accounts across more Continue Reading

Researchers Uncover Hacking Operations Targeting Government Entities in South Korea – Tempemail

A North Korean threat actor active since 2012 has been behind a new espionage campaign targeting high-profile government officials associated with its southern counterpart to install an Android and Windows backdoor for collecting sensitive information. Cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes attributed the activity to a threat actor tracked as Kimsuky, with the Continue Reading

WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over New Privacy Threatening Internet Law – Tempemail

WhatsApp on Wednesday fired a legal salvo against the Indian government to block new regulations that would require messaging apps to trace the “first originator” of messages shared on the platform, thus effectively breaking encryption protections. “Requiring messaging apps to ‘trace’ chats is the equivalent of asking us to keep Continue Reading

How Apple Gave Chinese Government Access to iCloud Data and Censored Apps – Tempemail

In July 2018, when Guizhou-Cloud Big Data (GCBD) agreed to a deal with state-owned telco China Telecom to move users’ iCloud data belonging to Apple’s China-based users to the latter’s servers, the shift raised concerns that it could make user data vulnerable to state surveillance. Now, according to a deep-dive Continue Reading