Justice Department Announces Efforts to Disrupt Joanap Botnet Used By North Korean Hackers

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced what it called “an extensive effort” to map and further disrupt, through victim notifications, the Joanap botnet – a global network of numerous infected computers under the control of North Korean hackers that...

Airbus Says Systems Breached in Cyberattack

Airbus on Wednesday said it had detected a cyberattack on its commercial aircraft business information systems which resulted in unauthorized access to data. Affected data includes professional contact and IT identification details of some Airbus employees in Europe, the...

NCSC Launches Campaign to Help Private Sector Tackle Threats From Nation State Actors

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) on Monday said it is distributing videos, brochures, and other informative materials to help the private sector guard against growing threats from foreign intelligence entities and other adversaries. According to the NCSC, it...

Delivery Robot Goes up in Flames: Manufacturers Blame ‘Human Error’

An autonomous food delivery robot caught fire on a Berkeley, California walkway on Friday. The robot is part of a fleet of robots manufactured and managed by the startup, Kiwi. The company released a statement in which it said...
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Self-Driving Cars Increasingly Targeted by Vandals in Arizona

Self-driving vehicles have increasingly become the targets of vandals in Arizona with the police there recording at least 21 incidents over the past two years. This includes people pointing guns, jumping in front of the vehicles, slashing tires and...

BT Removes Huawei Equipment From 5G Network Core

Britain’s BT Group said on Wednesday it was removing Huawei Technologies’ equipment from the heart of its 5G mobile network when it is rolled out in the UK. BT also confirmed that it was stripping Huawei equipment from the...

NYPD Unveils 14 Newly Acquired Drones and Special Unit to Operate Them

The New York Police Department (NYPD) on Tuesday announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit...

Scammers go Low-Tech to Target Senior Citizens

The FTC issued a warning on Monday about a ruse by scammers to get people to part with money in the form of gift cards or cash, sent by mail. According to the FTC, scammers even go as far as...
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Phishing Scams on the rise, Taxpayers Urged not to ‘Take the Bait’

The IRS has warned people to be on the lookout following what it termed “a surge of new, sophisticated email phishing scams.” According to the IRS, taxpayers saw many more phishing scams in 2018 and recorded a 60 percent increase...

FTC Recommends Precautions to Prevent identity Theft Following Marriott Breach

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday released an alert to provide affected users with recommended precautions against identity theft after the recent breach of the Marriott International Starwood guest reservation database. According to Marriott, the hackers accessed people’s names,...

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