News – November 2023


  • Tech firms to allow vetting of AI tools

    November 3, 2023

    The most advanced technology companies will allow governments to vet their artificial intelligence tools for the first time, Rishi Sunak has announced, as Elon Musk warned the technology could eventually replace all human jobs. Companies including Meta, Google DeepMind and OpenAI have agreed to allow regulators to test their latest AI products before releasing them ...

  • Game-changing technologies meet at SAHA EXPO 2024

    November 3, 2023

    Latest innovative solutions for the defence, aviation and aerospace industries display their strength in the new world order at the SAH EXPO 2024.  SAHA EXPO Defence & Aerospace Exhibition, the largest industrial cluster of Türkiye and Europe with nearly 1.000 companies and 26 universities, organized by SAHA Istanbul. It will be a platform where the game-changing ...

  • UK: Huge data breach at Southend-on-Sea City Council

    November 2, 2023

    Details of over 2,000 staff and councillors have been made public in a council data breach. Southend-on-Sea City Council could face six-figure fines for the mistake. The information disclosed included names, addresses and National Insurance numbers. The council leader has apologised and said that all those affected would be contacted and offered advice and support. ...

  • Mortgage and loan giant Mr. Cooper blames cyberattack for ongoing outage

    November 2, 2023

    Mortgage and loan giant Mr. Cooper says a “cybersecurity incident” earlier this week was the cause of an ongoing outage, adding that the company is “working to resolve the issue.” The Texas-based company said in a statement on its website that on October 31, Mr. Cooper “became the target of a cyber security incident and took ...

  • WhatsApp spy mod spreads through Telegram, attacks Arabic-speaking users

    November 2, 2023

    It is not rare that users of popular instant messaging services find the official client apps to be lacking in functionality. To address that problem, third-party developers come up with mods that offer sought-after features besides aesthetic upgrades. Unfortunately, some of these mods contain malware alongside legitimate enhancements. A case in point occurred last year ...

  • Boeing confirms ‘cyber incident’ after ransomware gang claims data theft

    November 2, 2023

    Aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that it is dealing with a “cyber incident,” days after the company was listed on the leak site of the LockBit ransomware gang. In a statement given to TechCrunch, Boeing spokesperson Jim Prolux confirmed that attackers had targeted “elements of our parts and safety business.” The spokesperson added: “This issue does ...

  • Atlassian update: “Take immediate action” to patch your Confluence Data Center and Server instances

    November 2, 2023

    Atlassian has released an advisory about a critical severity authentication vulnerability in the Confluence Server and Data Center. All versions of Confluence Data Center and Server are affected by this unexploited vulnerability. Atlassian Cloud sites are not impacted by this vulnerability, so if your Confluence site is accessed via an atlassian.net domain, it is not ...

  • New Zealand: Money-motivated cyber attacks outnumber those carried out by nation-states

    November 2, 2023

    Major financially motivated cyber attacks in New Zealand have exceeded those launched by nation-states for the first time, and AI looms as an ever-greater weapon, a new report says. In its latest annual threat report, the National Cyber Security Centre said the potential impact was growing – though the number of major attacks dropped slightly, to ...

  • Do government sanctions against ransomware groups work?

    November 2, 2023

    Earlier this year, the U.S. government imposed sanctions against Russian national Mikhail Matveev, an FBI most-wanted cybercriminal, who authorities accuse of being a “prolific ransomware affiliate” involved in cyberattacks in the United States and overseas. Authorities say Matveev played a major role in the development and deployment of the Hive, LockBit and Babuk ransomware variants, ...

  • SolarWinds and its CISO accused of misleading investors before major cyberattack

    November 1, 2023

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced charges against software company SolarWinds Corporation and its chief information security officer (CISO), Timothy G. Brown, for “fraud and internal control failures relating to allegedly known cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities.” In 2020, SolarWinds announced it had been hacked and that its compromised software channel was used to push ...