Holy water: ongoing targeted water-holing attack in Asia- Tempemail

On December 4, 2019, we discovered watering hole websites that were compromised to selectively trigger a drive-by download attack with fake Adobe Flash update warnings. This campaign has been active since at least May 2019, and targets an Asian religious and ethnic group. The threat actor’s unsophisticated but creative toolset Continue Reading

NSW Police extends IDEMIA deal for cop shop biometric scanners – Hardware – Software – Security- Tempemail

NSW Police has extended its contract with digital security firm IDEMIA to support 142 LiveScan biometric scanners used in police stations across the state. IDEMIA on Tuesday said it had secured a six-year contract extension with Australia’s largest police force worth $4 million to continue to support and maintain the Continue Reading

Phishers quick to exploit remote working apps in COVID-19 lockdown – Security- Tempemail

Security researchers have seen a sharp uptick in hackers attempting to exploit popular online communications platforms in order to compromise users’ systems using malware. Every leading communications platform has been targeted by cyber criminals setting up phishing websites, including the Zoom video conferencing and Microsoft Teams collaboration suites, security vendor Continue Reading

In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture – Cloud – Security – Software- Tempemail

Governments across Europe are turning to technology to track the spread of the coronavirus and monitor people under quarantine, an approach that seeks to learn from Asia but is also putting the region’s privacy rules to the test. From Helsinki to Madrid, applications are being developed for people to report Continue Reading

US prepares crackdown on Huawei’s global chip supply – sources – Hardware – Security- Tempemail

Senior cabinet officials in the Trump administration agreed to new measures to restrict the global supply of chips to China’s Huawei Technologies, sources familiar with the matter said, as the White House ramps up criticism of China over coronavirus. The move comes as ties between Washington and Beijing grow more Continue Reading

Google sees large drop in state-sponsored attacks on users – Security- Tempemail

Google says its strengthened anti-phishing measures are being effective, and led to a quarter fewer attacks on users by nation-state threat actors in 2019. Tony Gidwani, a security engineering manager at Google’s Threat Analysis Group, posted updated statistics that showed the online giant had detected and sent out around 40,000 Continue Reading

iOS exploit chain deploys “LightSpy” feature-rich malware- Tempemail

A watering hole was discovered on January 10, 2020 utilizing a full remote iOS exploit chain to deploy a feature-rich implant named LightSpy. The site appears to have been designed to target users in Hong Kong based on the content of the landing page. Since the initial activity, we released Continue Reading

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied bail by London court – Security – Storage- Tempemail

LONDON (Reuters) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States, was denied bail on Wednesday after his lawyers said he should be released because he was at high risk of contracting the coronavirus in prison. The 48-year-old is wanted by the United States Continue Reading

SpaceX’s simulated spacecraft becomes unstable in parachute test: CNBC – Hardware – Security- Tempemail

Private rocket company SpaceX had an incident during parachute testing for its Crew Dragon capsule, in which the simulated spacecraft being tested became unstable and was dropped early, according to a tweet from a CNBC reporter. No one was injured in the incident, according to the tweet. SpaceX is the Continue Reading