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Hackers share details of Canadian military spy plane on dark web

Hackers have shared details of a Canadian military spy plane after its manufacturers seemingly refused to pay a cyber ransom. Aerospace firm Bombardier, whose Global 6000 plane is used for Saab’s GlobalEye spy system, says it was the victim of a “limited cybersecurity breach.” That saw detailed plans of the airborne early warning system developed by the Swedish defence company Saab being dumped on the dark web site CLOP^_-LEAKS. “Forensic… […]

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North Korea targeted cybersecurity researchers using a blend of hacking and espionage

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Paulo Shakarian, Arizona State University (THE CONVERSATION) North Korean hackers have staged an audacious attack targeting cybersecurity researchers, many of whom work to counter hackers from places like North Korea, Russia, China and Iran. The attack involved sophisticated efforts to deceive specific people, which raises the level of social engineering, or phishing attacks, and enters the realm of spy tradecraft. The attack, reported by Google researchers, centered on fake social media accounts on platforms including Twitter. The fake personas, posing as ethical hackers, contacted security researchers with offers to collaborate on research. The social media accounts included content about cybersecurity and faked videos purporting to show new cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The hackers enticed the researchers to click links to shared code projects – repositories of software related to cybersecurity research – that contained malicious code designed to give the hackers access to the researchers’ computers. Several cybersecurity researchers reported that they fell victim to the attack. From phishing to espionage The lowest level of social engineering hack is a typical phishing attack: impersonal messages sent to many people in the hopes that someone will be duped into clicking on a malicious link. Phishing attacks have generally been on the rise since early 2020 – a side effect of the pandemic-driven work-from-home environment in which people are sometimes less vigilant. This is also why ransomware has become prevalent. The next level of sophistication is spear-phishing. Here people are targeted with messages that include information that is specific… […]

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Covid: Tech helps doctors assess patients’ pain levels » TechnoCodex

Two of Madrid’s hospitals are utilizing a system to assist monitor critically unwell, non-communicative sufferers on their Covid-19 wards. The Mdoloris system displays an individual’s autonomic nervous system which unconsciously regulates physique processes together with respiration, blood strain and coronary heart price. Doctors say a affected person’s pain stage would usually be measured by recording […] […]