• EU agrees new cyber sanctions

      EU agrees new cyber sanctions

      The EU adopted a mechanism to impose new sanctions regime on individuals and legal entities for cyberattacks, the EU Council said in a statement Friday. Aimed at detering future attacks by hostile state and non-state actors and pushed by the UK, the sanctions regime will impose tougher consequences for those behind cyber attacks such as asset freezes and visa bans, which will replace the old, country-based sanctions.

    • WhatsApp suffers 'targeted' surveillance attack

      WhatsApp suffers 'targeted' surveillance attack

      Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software on phones and other devices using a major vulnerability in messaging app WhatsApp. According to a statement by the company, which is owned by Facebook, the attack targeted a "select number" of users, mostly human rights attorneys, and was orchestrated by "an advanced cyber-actor," which the Financial Times identified as Israel's NSO Group.

    • Mary-Jo de Leeuw: The term 'cybersecurity' needs to be redefined

      Mary-Jo de Leeuw: The term 'cybersecurity' needs to be redefined

      I do not think we would be ever able to say we are safe. There are still a lot of breaches, still a lot of vulnerabilities, and at the same time the world is getting more and more digital. For example, there are new things floating into the world, as the Internet of Things or the Internet of Toys, and they are in even worse state, when it comes to security, than websites, says Mary-Jo De Leeuw, award-winning cybersecurity expert and co-founder of the Women in Cyber Security Foundation, in an interview to Europost.