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T-Mobile is now apologizing for the cyberattack that happened two weeks ago. Although no financial information was stolen, T-Mobile admits that millions of SSNs and other IDs are leaked.
Cloudflare says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever with the help of its in-house DDoS protection daemon. According to its data, this massive attack brought in 17.2 million requests per second.
T-Mobile has revealed today some of the findings of its preliminary investigation into the recent data hack it suffered. The report states that data of nearly 50 million accounts has been stolen.
According to a report, a latest breach has exposed personal details of around 100 million T-Mobile customers. Some of this data is being sold at an underground forum for six Bitcoins.
In the wake of rising cyberattacks and threats, Microsoft has outlined a list of steps that organizations can take to harden their cybersecurity defenses against low-skilled malicious actors.
Microsoft has announced the release of the first public dataset from its open-source SimuLand initiative. The telemetry and logging data can be used to facilitate security research in organizations.
The Chinese regime has denied any role in hacking Microsoft Exchange Server. In retaliation, China's foreign ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, has called the US the world's top "hacking empire".
The US, European Union, the UK, and NATO countries have expressed concerned over China's numerous cyberattacks on businesses, maritime, aviation, defense, education, and healthcare sectors.
After releasing mitigations for a cyberattack that utilizes "DevilsTongue" malware developed by an Israeli company recently, Microsoft says that it is cracking down on private-state offensive actors.
Google has been fined a whopping €500 million ($592 million) in France for failing to reach an agreement with news agencies about how they will be compensated for their content being displayed.
U.S. IT firm Kaseya was rocked by a massive ransomware attack over the weekend in an attack that potentially affects thousands of companies. The responsible group has now demanded $70M in Bitcoin.
Malicious activity from Nobelium - which has been previously linked to the Russian foreign intelligence agency and the SolarWind attacks - has been detected. Microsoft has issued an advisory.
780GB of data has been stolen from Electronic Arts in a cyberattack. The company has confirmed the breach, saying game and engine source code and development tools have been stolen.
Google has announced the launch of News Showcase in India. By partnering with over 30 Indian publishers, the company hopes to increase audience reach with adequate financial compensation.
Ireland suffered a crippling ransomware attack on its health care systems, which lead to the shutting down of all its IT systems including COVID-19 testing and other patient services.
Facebook has disrupted a cyber espionage operation being carried out against Uyghur activists living abroad. The malicious activity has been attributed to a sophisticated Chinese hacking group.
Microsoft has published another advisory regarding ongoing Exchange server attacks, stating that it is pushing emergency updates to patch vulnerabilities in certain out-of-support software as well.
Microsoft is expanding its identity and access management protections available in AccountGuard to high-risk customers in 31 democracies at no extra cost. It contains features like MFA and SSO.
Vodafone has called on the UK government to reduce VAT on cybersecurity products to 5%. It hopes this will help SMEs buy these products to protect themselves from highly damaging cyberattacks.
Microsoft has revealed that on-premises Exchange servers are under attack from a state-sponsored group operating from China and utilizing 0-day exploits. Exchange Online is safe from the threat.
Microsoft has open sourced the CodeQL queries that it used to identify malicious code implants from the Solorigate attack. CodeQL is an analysis engine used for code inspection, among other things.
Facebook News will launch in the U.K. in January 2021. The aim of the program is allow publishers to reach a wider audience coupled with a wide variety of advertisement and subscription offers.
In a sternly worded letter, Microsoft has urged world leaders to unite and take action against cybercrime groups from North Korea and Russia, among others, which are attacking healthcare institutions.
Microsoft has announced that it has prevented a cyberattack on Munich Security Conference and Think 20 attendees. The attack was carried out by Phosphorus, a hacking group from Iran.
Microsoft has developed a new machine learning model in order to autonomously detect password spray attacks. The model has vastly improved performance compared to its previous heuristic mechanism.
Nokia has released the latest edition of its Threat Intelligence Report. The document reveals that cyberattacks on IoT devices are increasing at an alarming rate due to poor security.
The Mountain View firm has added a dedicated carousel for Web Stories to its Discover app on both Android and iOS. The feature is presently available in the U.S., Brazil, and India.
Google has unveiled new features meant to make it easier to explore local news through Assistant and listen to a mix of personalized news articles based on the users' interests via a Nest speaker.
Facebook is testing allowing users who have subscribed to its partner publishers to link their accounts to their subscriptions with those organizations, making it quicker to access paywalled content.
In an open letter, Google has slammed Australia for its proposed News Media Bargaining Code, claiming that it hurts free services and that it also places the search data of users at risk.
Facebook is rolling out a new notification screen that pops up before you can share a news article that's more than three months old. It will also explore other uses of notification screens.
A cyberattack caused the Japanese automobile manufacturer to suspend production in multiple factories worldwide. These plants are now open, customer information was not compromised in the attack.
With this program, the local newsrooms will be provided emergency funding to help cover the downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A donation of $1 million was also announced for two organizations.
Opera has launched Opera News Lite for those on data- and storage-restrictive plans and devices. It comes in at just 1MB and uses less data to retrieve news stories resulting in a faster experience.
Apple has launched a new section in its news app to help people find verified information about the Covid-19 disease. It also includes the latest case figures and tips to help you fight the disease.
The firm is rolling out its new Google Assistant "Read It" feature to Android users. Once invoked, it will be able to read aloud web pages with an option to translate over 42 languages.
An app called Project Newsbar has surfaced onto the Microsoft Store, though you can't actually obtain it via regular means. As the name implies, it's a sidebar that displays a variety of news items.
The privacy-oriented search engine, Startpage, has announced a News tab in search results. As with its other products, Startpage news results will not be personalised to individual users.
Google is rolling out a new feature for the Google Assistant, allowing it to read a set of tailored news based on your interests. The feature is initially only available to users in the U.S.