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NSA to release a free reverse engineering tool

The US National Security Agency will release a free reverse engineering tool at the upcoming RSA security conference that will be held at the start of March, in San Francisco. The software’s name is GHIDRA and in technical terms, is a disassembler, a piece of software that breaks down executable ...

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Security researcher cracks Google’s Widevine DRM (L3 only)

Image: Widevine team A British security researcher has cracked the L3 protection level of Google’s Widevine digital rights management (DRM) technology. The hack can allow the researcher to decrypt content transferred via DRM-protected multimedia streams. While “cracking Google’s DRM” sounds very cool, the hack isn’t likely to fuel a massive ...

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Ransomware suspected in cyberattack that crippled major US newspapers

The Ryuk ransomware strain is the primary suspect in a cyberattack that caused printing and delivery disruptions for several major US newspapers over the weekend. The attack reportedly affected printing centers operated by Tribune Publishing and former Tribune Publishing property, the Los Angeles Times. All Tribune Publishing newspapers were impacted ...

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Cyberwar predictions for 2019: The stakes have been raised

Image: the-lightwriter, Getty Images/iStockphoto special feature Cyberwar and the Future of Cybersecurity Today’s security threats have expanded in scope and seriousness. There can now be millions — or even billions — of dollars at risk when information security isn’t handled properly. Read More Before the internet era, geopolitical tensions drove ...

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At least nine global MSPs hit in APT10 attacks: ACSC

(Image: ACSC) Nine global service providers are known to have been compromised in attacks by China’s APT10 group, according to Alastair MacGibbon, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC). On Friday, the US formally attributed these attacks to China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) in its indictment of two ...

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Hackers steal personal info of 1,000 North Korean defectors

Hackers have stolen the personal information of almost 1,000 North Korean defectors, the South Korean government revealed today. Only information from one of the 25 defector support centers was stolen, officials said. The hack took place after an employee of a defector support center opened a malicious document he received ...

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