Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug

The company is rushing to fix a glitch that may let other iPhone users hear and see you – before you answer the call. Apple has promised to issue a software update later this week to fix a serious bug in Apple’s video and audio call app FaceTime that can be easily exploited to spy … More Apple takes Group FaceTime offline after discovery of spying bug

Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints

Eight months after the landmark rules came into effect, data released by the European Commission provides a glimpse into the law’s application. National data protection watchdogs in the European Union (EU) have received 95,180 complaints from citizens alleging the mishandling of personal data since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May … More Suspected GDPR violations prompt over 95,000 complaints

Russia hit by new wave of ransomware spam

January 2019 has seen a dramatic uptick in detections of malicious JavaScript email attachments, an attack vector that mostly lay dormant throughout 2018.  Among the “New Year edition” of malicious spam campaigns relying on this vector, we have detected a new wave of Russian-language spam that distributes ransomware known as Shade or Troldesh, and detected … More Russia hit by new wave of ransomware spam

Can you spot the phish? Take Google’s test

Everybody loves quizzes. So why not take this one and hone your phish-spotting prowess? Google’s technology incubator Jigsaw has revealed a quiz that tests users’ abilities to identify phishing attacks. In asking you to distinguish legitimate emails from phishing scams, the test reveals some of the most common scenarios that fraudsters use with a view to … More Can you spot the phish? Take Google’s test

Cybersecurity Barometer: Cybercrime’s impact on privacy and security

Study shows the majority of Americans fear the misuse of their personal data supplied to websites, and view cybercrime as a threat to their country. Seventy percent of Americans surveyed by ESET are worried about the misuse of personal data supplied to websites when banking or shopping online, and an overwhelming majority of Americans now … More Cybersecurity Barometer: Cybercrime’s impact on privacy and security

Former employee blamed for hack of WordPress plugin maker

The plugin’s users are recommended to change their passwords on WPML’s website following havoc reportedly wrought by a disgruntled ex-employee. The company behind the widely-used WordPress plugin WPML has been through a tumultuous few days after many of its customers received an email this past weekend that purported to warn them about “a bunch of … More Former employee blamed for hack of WordPress plugin maker