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Experts found Joker Spyware in 24 apps in the Google Play store

Security Affairs

Security experts at Google have removed from Google Play 24 apps because they were infected with a new spyware tracked as “the Joker.” ” Google has removed from Google Play 24 apps because they were infected with a new spyware tracked as “the Joker.”

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Troy Hunt

From the emerging spring to the impending autumn, I'm back in Oslo at the beginning of another series of European events that'll take me across Norway, Denmark, Hungary and Switzerland.

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China-linked APT3 was able to modify stolen NSA cyberweapons

Security Affairs

China-linked APT3 stole cyberweapons from the NSA and reverse engineered them to create its arsenal. In 2010, security firm FireEye identified the Pirpi Remote Access Trojan (RAT) which exploited a then 0-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8.

Forget CCPA. COPPA Just Cost YouTube and Google $170 Million: Cybersecurity Trends

eDiscovery Daily

Sure, we’ve been talking a lot the past couple of years about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted in May 2018 and we’ve already seen one big fine here and another huge potential fine here.


Top 10 industries for monetizing data: Is yours one of them?

Find out which industries, use cases, and business applications are the best opportunities for data monetization. Understand what data is being monetized, who wants it, and why. Use data you already own to create new revenue sources. Download the eBook today!

University, Professional Certification or Direct Experience?

Security Affairs

How to improve technical skills? Would it be better a university course , a professional certification or an experience in a cybersecurity firm? Today I’d like to share a simple and personal thought about teaching models on cybersecurity.

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WordPress 5.2.3 fixes multiple issues, including some severe XSS flaws

Security Affairs

The WordPress development team released version 5.2.3 that includes 29 fixes, enhancements, and several security patches. WordPress developers released a security and maintenance version 5.2.3 that includes 29 fixes, several enhancements and security patches. These flaws affect the versions 5.2.2

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Toyota Boshoku Corporation lost over $37 Million following BEC attack

Security Affairs

Toyota Boshoku Corporation announced that one of its European subsidiaries lost more than $37 million due to a business email compromise (BEC) attack. Toyota Boshoku Corporation is a Japanese automotive component manufacturer, it is a member of the Toyota Group of companies. .

Belarusian authorities seized XakFor, one of the largest Russian-speaking hacker sites

Security Affairs

Ministry of Internal Affairs announced that Belarusian police have seized and shutdown XakFor, one of the largest hacking forums on the internet. Belarusian police have seized the servers of XakFor (xakfor[.]net),

Security Affairs newsletter Round 230

Security Affairs

A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Hi folk, let me inform you that I suspended the newsletter service, anyway I’ll continue to provide you a list of published posts every week through the blog. Once again thank you!

Privacy without borders: Reality or Fantasy?

Imagine a world in which every country shared a vision and a common set of principles to protect and regulate the use of personal data. It would make international business far simpler, provide citizens in every country with the same privacy rights.