Cybersecurity

    • NRA data leak investigated

      NRA data leak investigated

      The information sent to Bulgarian media by a Russian domain definitely tallies with the information available on the servers of the National Revenue Agency (NRA), Interior Minister Mladen Marinov said. He noted that this confirms that unauthorised access to the NRA servers has taken place. Minister Marinov spoke at a briefing after an extraordinary session of the Security Council with the Council of Ministers, which was summoned by PM Boyko Borissov after an alleged hacker attack against the NRA on Monday.

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    • British Airways faces $230m fine over data breach

      British Airways faces $230m fine over data breach

      The UK’s data watchdog has issued a "notice of intent" that it plans to fine the airline British Airways a record $230m after last year website failure compromised the personal details of roughly 500,000 customers, violating EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) it was company's '“poor security arrangements” that lead to the breach of credit card information, names, addresses, travel booking details, and logins of its customers.

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    • NXP, Microsoft bring long-term security to the IoT edge

      NXP, Microsoft bring long-term security to the IoT edge

      In a major collaboration effort, chipmaker NXP and Microsoft will deliver a secure hardware platform for Industrial IoT edge applications eeNews Europe announced this week. This includes new versions of NXPs i.MX 8 processor, enhanced by security IP from Microsoft. The ecosystem to be developed will be tightly entangled with Microsoft’s cloud services. The move includes long-term security updates for installations in the field.

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    • Europe progressing in tackling hybrid threats

      Europe progressing in tackling hybrid threats

      The European Union and Member States have made good progress in responding to evolving hybrid threats through a number of concerted actions in a wide range of sectors to significantly boost capacities, the latest report adopted on 29 May by the Commission and the European External Action Service shows.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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