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Apple releases iOS 15.2.1 to patch iPhones and iPads against HomeKit flaw

Apple has fixed a security vulnerability in iOS and iPadOS that could be exploited via HomeKit to launch persistent denial of service (DoS) attacks. The technology giant released iOS 15.2.1 and iPadO

Poland’s phone spyware scandal raises doubts over 2019 election

A brewing scandal over the alleged historical use of controversial mobile spyware by Poland’s ruling party against an opposition lawmaker is raising questions over the legitimacy of the country&

Panasonic says hackers accessed personal data of job candidates

Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed that hackers accessed personal information belonging to job candidates and interns during a November cyberattack. At the time of the data breach, which the

Finalsite ransomware attack forces 5,000 school websites offline

Finalsite, an internet software house that provides school districts with website design, hosting and content management solutions, has been hit by a ransomware attack. Earlier this week, school distr

FTC warns of legal action against organizations that fail to patch Log4j flaw

U.S. organizations that fail to secure customer data against Log4Shell, a zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Log4j Java logging library, could face legal repercussions, the Federal Trade Commis

The year the tide turned on ransomware

This year was rife with ransomware. 2021 witnessed the attack on IT software company Kaseya that knocked 1,500 organizations offline, the CD Projekt Red hack that saw threat actors make off with sourc

A Bluetooth bug in a popular at-home COVID-19 test could falsify results

A security researcher found a Bluetooth vulnerability in a popular at-home COVID-19 test allowing him to modify its results. F-Secure researcher Ken Gannon identified the since-fixed flaw in the Ellum

ZeroFox goes public in $1.4B SPAC deal

ZeroFox, an enterprise threat intelligence cybersecurity startup that helps companies detect risks found on social media, has announced plans to become a publicly traded company via a merger with blan

Ad exchange OpenX slapped with FTC fine for collecting location data on children

OpenX, an advertising tech company, will pay $2 million to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to settle allegations that the company violated federal children’s privacy law. In a complaint filed in t

Apple quietly pulls references to its CSAM detection tech after privacy fears

Apple has quietly removed from its website all references to its child sexual abuse scanning feature, months after announcing that the new technology would be baked into iOS 15 and macOS Monterey. Bac

The race is on to patch Log4Shell, the bug that’s breaking the internet

Security teams around the globe are scrambling to fix Log4Shell, a critical security flaw in Log4j, an open source logging software that’s found practically everywhere from online games to enter

Apple iCloud, Twitter and Minecraft vulnerable to ‘ubiquitous’ zero-day flaw

A number of popular services, including Apple iCloud, Twitter, Cloudflare, Minecraft and Steam, are reportedly vulnerable to a zero-day vulnerability affecting a popular Java logging library. The vuln

EFF sues spyware maker DarkMatter for illegally hacking Saudi activist

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has filed a lawsuit against spyware maker DarkMatter, along with three former members of U.S. intelligence or military agencies, for allegedly hacking the iPh

Google disrupts Russian botnet that infected 1 million Windows machines

Google is suing two Russian individuals it claims are behind a sophisticated botnet operation that has silently infiltrated more than 1 million Windows machines worldwide. In a complaint filed in the

Microsoft seizes control of websites used by China-backed hackers

Microsoft has seized control of a number of websites that were being used by a Chinese government-backed hacking group to target organizations in 29 countries, including the U.S. Microsoft’s Digital

Is the UK government’s new IoT cybersecurity bill fit for purpose?

Internet of Things (IoT) devices — essentially, electronics like fitness trackers and smart lightbulbs that connect to the internet — are now part of everyday life for most. However, cybersecurity

Facebook is making two-factor mandatory for high-risk accounts

Facebook, a recently added subsidiary of Meta, said it will make two-factor authentication (2FA) mandatory for high-risk accounts likely to be targeted by malicious hackers. The move is part of a majo

US hacker jailed for role in multimillion-dollar SIM swapping campaign

The final member of an international hacking group known as ‘The Community’ has been sentenced for his role in a multimillion-dollar SIM hijacking campaign, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) an

Soveren launches from stealth with $6.5M seed funding to automate GDPR compliance

Soveren, a London-based startup that automates the detection of privacy risks to help organizations comply with GDPR and CCPA, has launched out of stealth with $6.5 million in seed funding. The compan

Panasonic confirms data breach after hackers access internal network

Japanese tech giant Panasonic has confirmed a data breach after hackers gained access to its internal network. Panasonic said in a press release dated November 26 that its network was “illegally acc
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