Monthly Archives: May 2019

  • WhatsApp discovers ‘targeted’ surveillance attack

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by in News, Security

    Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp, it has been confirmed. WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said the attack targeted a “select number” of users and was orchestrated by “an advanced cyber-actor”. A fix was rolled out on Friday. On […]

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  • Baltimore Severs Down After Ransomware Attack

    Posted on May 10, 2019 by in News

    When a city is attacked by Ransomware: Another city has become the victim of a ransomware attack, as government officials in Baltimore have revealed that the city hall computer networks have been infected, according to CBS Baltimore. Experts have identified the ransomware used in this case as the RobbinHood variant, about which there is little information […]

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  • Cisco Issues Critical Security Warning for Nexus Data-Center Switches

    Posted on May 3, 2019 by in News

    Thinkstock Cisco released 40 security advisories around Nexus switches, Firepower firewalls and more. Cisco issued some 40 security advisories today but only one of them was deemed “critical” – a vulnerability in the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Mode data-center switch that could let an attacker secretly access system resources. The exposure, which […]

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