A Facebook post from Mark Zuckerberg has attracted attention for ‘all the wrong reasons’. The social network’s CEO was celebrating Instagram’s increasing popularity – it now has over 500 million monthly active users – but this milestone was soon eclipsed by something altogether different. In the image that accompanied the post, what we understand to be … More Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg ‘tapes over webcam’
James Comey, who heads up the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), recently made an interesting remark during his presentation about encryption and technology at a college in Ohio, US. He admitted that, in order to protect his privacy, he puts tape over his laptop’s camera. The FBI director’s revelation created a buzz among information security … More And how do you protect your webcam?
Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes the Locky threat, the nuisance of Robocalls, another celeb-related iCloud breach and a warning from the FBI that cars are vulnerable to cyberattacks. Trojan Downloaders on the rise: Don’t let Locky or TeslaCrypt ruin your day ESET’s Josep Albors and Raphael Labaca Castro revealed that weeks after … More The security review: What you need to know about Locky
With Apple, Google and other tech companies responding to users’ demands for privacy with further smartphone encryption options, not everyone is happy. FBI Director James Comey is “very concerned” about increased mobile OS encryption, according to TechSpot. In a statement reported by The Huffington Post, Comey stated that while he understood the need for privacy, … More FBI Director “very concerned” with smartphone encryption
ESET Ireland warns of FBI, Tesco and Bank of Ireland names abused by scammers in phishing emails sent to Irish mailboxes. Another week, another variation of the old phishing scams hitting Irish mailboxes. This week the scammers are telling us Bank of Ireland wants us to update our account, Tesco wants to add €120 to … More What’s scamming this week? FBI, Tesco and Bank of Ireland
Identification info on millions of iPhone and iPad users has been leaked to the internet, allegedly from FBI’s computers. Among them are also hundreds of Irish names. The hacker group Anti-sec, a branch of the Anonymous movement, recently claimed it holds 12 million Apple device IDs (UDID), push notification IDs and names of iPhone and … More Is FBI spying on Irish iPhone and iPad users?
Long a puzzling challenge, the FBI seems to be making strides in tackling international coordinated scams, in this case, scareware. Scareware, the practice of providing fake infection notifications to users’ computers, and then offering to sell solutions to problems that don’t exist, has been quite a boon as of late for fraudsters. FBI claims the … More CyberThreats Daily: FBI nabs international “scareware” ring