Sunday, 5 December 2021

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Cyber attacks cost $45bn in 2018

WASHINGTON: An estimated two million cyber attacks in 2018 resulted in more than $45 billion in losses worldwide as local governments struggled to cope with ransomware and other malicious incidents, a study showed Tuesday. The Internet Society’s Online Trust Alliance, compiling data from the U.S. and some international sources, said ...

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Egyptian accused of hijacking extradited from Cyprus

CAIRO: An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday. Seif al-Din Mohamed Mostafa, 61, allegedly used a fake suicide belt to seize an EgyptAir airliner from ...

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Florida Police expose SIM card hijacking ring

FLORIDA: There’s a good chance you’ve had to ask your carrier for a SIM swap, whether it’s to replace a faulty card or to switch to another size (say, from micro SIM to nano SIM). Crooks, however, are increasingly abusing those swaps to steal from unsuspecting cellphone users. Florida police ...

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Malicious uploads allowed hijacking of WhatsApp and Telegram accounts

LONDON: A vulnerability patched in the web-based versions of encrypted communications services WhatsApp and Telegram would have allowed attackers to take over accounts by sending users malicious files masquerading as images or videos. The vulnerability was discovered last week by researchers from Check Point Software Technologies and was patched by ...

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