Ninety-five percent of 80 million ransomware samples detected by VirusTotal, a Google-owned database where samples can be uploaded to see which anti-virus engines can detect them, were Windows-based executables or dynamic link libraries [DLLs], a study shows.
Despite the blaring headlines that six million more Australians are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine from today (Monday), this does not mean they can get themselves vaccinated.
ANALYSIS The assertion by Microsoft President Brad Smith during a 60 Minutes interview with CBS on Sunday that the supply chain attack revealed by security firm FireEye in December was "the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen" has once again raised the question of the extent to which Microsoft was involved in this attack.
Israel-based security firm Check Point Software has decided to invest in local cloud facilities in Australia so that it can meet data residency and compliance requirements for its local clients.
The lack of timing and detail in Microsoft's announcement about its source code being accessed by the attackers who used SolarWinds' Orion network management software in a supply chain attack can only mean that this is bad news, the Israel-based source code control, detection, and response solution start-up Cycode, claims.
Neither American cyber security firm FireEye nor software giant Microsoft, the two companies which carried out an investigation into supply chain attacks on many companies through software made by SolarWinds, have attributed the attacks to any country, least of all Russia, in their reports.
The Australian Government-owned defence industry lobby group, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, appears to have spent oodles of American money on studies that are virulently anti-China, raising serious doubts over Canberra's claim that it has not picked a side in the battle for supremacy between the two global giants.
Researchers from Israel-based security shop Check Point say they have traced the wallet in which bitcoin paid for ransoms extorted by the latest ransomware, Pay2Key, is located and found an Iranian company at the end of the chain.
Malicious attackers have tried to get Israeli executives working for 20 digital currency firms to pay cryptocurrency by sending them messages after hacking their phones and stealing their identities.
A ranking of the cyber prowess of 30 nations, published by the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Centre for Science and International Affairs, appears to be more of a political publication than a technical one, with Israel conspicuously missing from the top 10, and comments within the document clearly indicating its bias.
An Israeli company named Betalin Therapeutics has developed a bio-artificial pancreas that it says can replace the functions of the human pancreas and cure patients who have type 1 and type 2 diabetes and are insulin-dependent.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is fond of shooting his mouth off, castigating this nation and that, or this company and that, in his bid to show that the US can dictate terms of behaviour to the rest of the world.
If we are to believe the excuse being trotted out by the UK for changing its stance on the use of gear from Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies in its 5G networks, then semiconductors made by one company are not as safe as those made by another company – though they are all made to the same specs.
Israel-based security firm Check Point claims a Chinese state-backed group known as Naikon has been targeting countries in Asia and the Pacific, including Australia, for the last five years and stepping up its activities in 2019 and the first quarter of this year to gather intelligence and spy on these countries.
Israel has used just one zero-day vulnerability in attacks it has crafted during the period 2012-19, if research by the security firm FireEye's Mandiant Threat Intelligence group is to be believed.
Israel is using an app to track people within the country and notify them if they happen to visit the same location as a person who is known to be infected by the coronavirus.
The program office for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has made little progress in fixing hundreds of design flaws in the fighter jet, according to a report obtained by the non-partisan independent watchdog Project On Government Oversight.
Researchers at security firm Check Point have managed to track down the perpetrator(s) of a man-in-the-middle attack that was used to steal money sent from a venture capital firm in China to a start-up in Israel.
Ransomware continues to be big business for cyber criminals and a big headache for business, the chief technology officer of a major security firm says, adding that Europol's 2018 Internet Organised Threat Assessment had estimated that US$5 billion was drained from the global economy each year due to this scourge.
Russian security outfit Kaspersky says it will continue to provide details of advanced persistent threats (APTs or nation-state actors) no matter the country of their origin, but these details will only be available to customers who subscribe to their services.
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