AdaptiveMobile Security Uncovers Sophisticated Hacking Attacks on Mobile Phones, Exposing Massive Network Vulnerability

Following extensive research, AdaptiveMobile Security, a world leader in cyber-telecoms security, today announced it has uncovered a new and previously undetected vulnerability.  This vulnerability is currently being exploited and is being used for targeted surveillance of mobile phone users. The vulnerability and its associated attacks have been named, ‘Simjacker’ as it involves the hijacking of … More AdaptiveMobile Security Uncovers Sophisticated Hacking Attacks on Mobile Phones, Exposing Massive Network Vulnerability

New Zealand Contributes to Cyber Security Counter Espionage Capacity Building in the Pacific

Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Kris Faafoi today announced a new initiative to support Pacific countries to respond to cyber security risks in the region. “With improvements in connectivity in the region, Pacific countries are seeing an increased risk of cyber security threats and New Zealand … More New Zealand Contributes to Cyber Security Counter Espionage Capacity Building in the Pacific

NSO Group Announce New Human Rights Policy to Counteract Unlawful Digital Surveillance Concerns

In a press release issued today, the NSO Group announced a new Human Rights Policy and the introduction of a supporting governance framework that will bring the company into alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. NSO products are used exclusively by government intelligence and law enforcement agencies to fight crime and … More NSO Group Announce New Human Rights Policy to Counteract Unlawful Digital Surveillance Concerns

UK Government Employee “Detained” in China

British Consulate Officer, Simon Cheng Man-kit, a trade and investment officer at the Hong Kong consulate’s Scottish Development International section has been detained in mainland China.  The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office reported that Simon Cheng had attended a business event in Shenzhen, Southeast China  8th August, but had gone missing while returning to Hong … More UK Government Employee “Detained” in China

UK MoD Looking to Fill Senior Defence Digital & IT Roles

UK Ministry of Defence is looking to fill two positions in their Digital and IT Function inside the MoD; Director Defensive Cyber and Risk  The Director Defensive Cyber and Risk is responsible for leading defensive cyber activities, including traditional IT, operational technology, weapons platforms and electro-magnetic spectrum security. As a direct report to the Chief … More UK MoD Looking to Fill Senior Defence Digital & IT Roles

Microsoft Human Contractors Are Listening to Skype Calls

Microsoft human contractors are listening to live audio and video Skype calls through the app’s translation service. The leak came after tech Motherboard obtained a cache of internal documents, screenshots and audio recordings. At the time the story broke, Skype’s privacy statement said, “When you use Skype’s translation features, Skype collects and uses your conversation to … More Microsoft Human Contractors Are Listening to Skype Calls

Cathay Pacific Storing Images of Passengers “For as Long as Necessary”

Airline Cathay Pacific have revealed in its latest privacy policy that they routinely record passengers through CCTV whilst on-board and at the airport and retain the images and data for as long as necessary. The very detailed, and honest privacy policy lists not only the standard data collected such as; API (Advanced Passenger Information) and in-airport … More Cathay Pacific Storing Images of Passengers “For as Long as Necessary”

Cyber Strategy Update Shows How UK Intelligence is Thwarting Attack

The NCSC’s Active Cyber Defence report for 2019 has been published. A scam to defraud thousands of UK citizens using a fake email address spoofing a UK airport was one of a wide range of cyber-attacks successfully prevented by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a report revealed. Details of the criminal campaign are just … More Cyber Strategy Update Shows How UK Intelligence is Thwarting Attack

Cairo Court Sentences 6 on Charges of Espionage for Iran

In Egypt, The Supreme State Security Criminal Court sentenced an Al-Azhar professor to 15 years in prison and a fine of  500,000 (Egyptian Pound) while sentencing five others to life in prison with a 500,000 fine each, on charges of espionage for Iran. The computer used by the defendants was confiscated and placed under the … More Cairo Court Sentences 6 on Charges of Espionage for Iran

Amazon Admits to Keeping Some Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely

Amazon have made a worrying admission that they keep Echo devices and Alexa voice recordings indefinitely if the customer doesn’t delete them. The admission came in a letter to Senator Christopher Coons from Amazon VP of public policy Brian Huseman, in which he said; “We retain customers’ voice recordings and transcripts until the customer chooses … More Amazon Admits to Keeping Some Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely