Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Stay close to one another… Safely!

This year, many of us will be celebrating Christmas with our loved ones virtually, however we shouldn’t underestimate the value of securing our online communication. In the run-up to Christmas, many of us are probably already making plans on how to spend it with loved ones, such as planning various get-togethers with colleagues, friends and … More Cybersecurity Advent calendar: Stay close to one another… Safely!

Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat

The tech giant introduces its own version of verified accounts in Gmail, rolls out increased moderation controls in Meet, and enhances phishing protection in Chat. Google has announced a host of new features for its G Suite family of applications that are aimed at bolstering the security of Gmail, Meet and Chat users. The company is also … More Google adds security enhancements to Gmail, Meet and Chat

ESET discovers a chat app spying on users and leaking stolen data

ESET researchers have discovered a new operation within a long-running cyber-espionage campaign in the Middle East, apparently with links to the threat actor group known as Gaza Hackers, or Molerats. Instrumental in the operation is an Android app, Welcome Chat, which serves as spyware while also delivering the promised chatting functionality. The malicious website promoting … More ESET discovers a chat app spying on users and leaking stolen data

Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash. Law enforcement agencies in Europe recently cracked an instant messaging system used by organized crime before the ensuing police operation ultimately led to the arrests of more than 800 suspected criminals, mostly in the … More Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach

The country’s first fine under GDPR is lower than might have been expected, however, as the company was acknowledged for its post-incident cooperation and enhanced security measures. A German social media platform called Knuddels.de has been fined with €20,000 following a breach that exposed the personal information of 330,000 users, including their passwords and e-mail … More German chat site faces fine under GDPR after data breach