HPSCI: Bill Seeks to Expand Surveillance Powers to Combat International Drug Trafficking

In a significant move on Capitol Hill, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), both serving on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, this week introduced a groundbreaking bipartisan bill aimed at bolstering the United States’ efforts against Read More …

The impact of compromised backups on ransomware outcomes

There are two main ways to recover encrypted data in a ransomware attack: restoring from backups and paying the ransom. Compromising an organization’s backups enables adversaries to restrict their victim’s ability to recover encrypted data and dial-up the pressure to Read More …

CVE-2023-47218: QNAP QTS and QuTS Hero Unauthenticated Command Injection (FIXED)

Rapid7 has identified an unauthenticated command injection vulnerability in the QNAP operating system known as QTS and QuTS hero. QTS is a core part of the firmware for numerous QNAP entry- and mid-level Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, and QuTS Read More …

Chinese drones may pose security risks, US agencies warn

Chinese-made drones could pose a national security risk to the United States due to laws in China that force companies to provide authorities access to user data, two U.S. agencies say in a new memo. These “unmanned aircraft systems,” or Read More …

Judge rules it’s fine for car makers to intercept your text messages

A federal judge has refused to bring back a class action lawsuit that alleged four car manufacturers had violated Washington state’s privacy laws by using vehicles’ on-board infotainment systems to record customers’ text messages and mobile phone call logs. Car Read More …

Kaspersky uncovers APT campaign targeting APAC government entities

Kaspersky researchers have discovered a persistent campaign compromising a specific type of secure USB drive used to provide encryption for safe data storage. Dubbed “TetrisPhantom,” this espionage effort targets government entities in the Asia-Pacific region (APAC), and shows no discernible Read More …

White House ‘very in favor’ of bill thought to target TikTok

One of the authors of a Senate bill that would enable the US commerce department to ban technologies with links to foreign governments has said the Biden White House is “very in favor” of the measure, but stopped short of Read More …

UK: Police anti-terror IT system was ‘not fit for purpose’ – former officer

A key intelligence database used by police to investigate extremists was “not fit for purpose” when introduced in 2014, a former counter-terrorism officer has told the BBC. The officer, who retired in 2018, says the National Common Intelligence Application (NCIA) Read More …