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Title: Recent Ransomware Attacks Highlight Growing Cybersecurity Threats Introduction: The holiday season of Christmas 2023 witnessed a surge in ransomware attacks targeting various organizations worldwide. These incidents underscore the escalating cybersecurity threats faced by businesses across industries. This article will highlight five notable cases of ransomware attacks that occurred during this period. Ohio Lottery: During… 

UK to allow facial recognition on 50m drivers

Britain is planning to implement facial recognition checks on its 50 million drivers in order to improve crime detection and apprehend criminals. The Home Office and Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DLVA) have introduced a legal proposal that focuses on adults and aims to leverage images captured in the CCTV surveillance database to identify individuals… 

AI and Lossy Bottlenecks – Schneier on Security

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to remove information and logistical bottlenecks in decision-making, leading to more personalized and customized experiences. These bottlenecks, known as “lossy bottlenecks,” force people to simplify their choices and lose valuable information in the process. AI systems can store rich representations of people’s preferences and capabilities, enabling complex customization at… 

Vietnam hacked CCTV videos selling like hotcakes on Telegram

Telegram has become a platform for criminal activities, with criminals utilizing the messaging app to exchange data among illicit networks. One example of this is the distribution and sale of hacked intimate CCTV videos on Telegram. These videos, featuring content from bedrooms, are in high demand and are being sold on a dedicated Telegram channel… 

Unmasking Identity Theft: Detection and Mitigation Strategies

In an increasingly digital world, the threat of identity theft looms large, making it imperative for individuals to be proactive in detecting potential breaches and implementing effective mitigation measures. This article delves into key strategies for identifying identity theft and offers practical steps to mitigate the risks associated with this pervasive and damaging crime. 1.… 

Remote encryption based ransomware attacks on rise

Remote encryption attacks have become increasingly common, with criminal organizations targeting vulnerable devices as entry points to compromise entire networks. In-house threat detection solutions struggle to identify and counteract these attacks due to their remote nature. Sophos, a UK-based cybersecurity firm, has reported a significant 62% increase in intentional remote encryption attacks since September 2022,… 

China stealing AI feed data from America for Spying

China’s illicit acquisition of extensive datasets for training AI tools in the United States has surged, with the aim of conducting mass surveillance on Americans and constructing detailed profiles based on their economic, political, and social inclinations. This highlights the escalating trend of espionage and data theft from American corporations and federal entities in recent… 

Google Incognito Mode class-action lawsuit for privacy violation allegations.

# Class-Action Lawsuit against Google’s Incognito Mode The recent settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Google’s Incognito mode has brought to light the company’s data collection practices. Google has agreed to delete “billions of data records” collected while users were in Incognito mode, as part of the settlement filed in federal court in San Francisco.… 

Ransomware threat rises in November 2023

The month of November 2023 saw a significant increase in ransomware attacks, with criminal groups taking advantage of the holiday season and companies with limited IT staff and cybersecurity solutions being particularly vulnerable. According to a report from Corvus Insurance, there was a 39.08% rise in new victims compared to the previous month and a…