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Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers crosshairs

PARIS — The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 13th, 2018

Senate approves design of new building in Fort Bonifacio

MANILA, Philippines – The planned transfer of the Senate to Fort Bonifacio  is making progress, after the Senate and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) chose the firm that would design the new building. Out of 5 shortlisted design firms, AECOM was selected after winning the Global Conceptual Design Competition. Senate accounts committee chairman Panfilo Lacson announced ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

US lawmakers to meet with intel officials on Russia probe

WASHINGTON --- House and Senate lawmakers are set to meet with top intelligence officials as President Donald Trump raises new suspicions about the federal investigation into his 2016 campaign. Trump is calling his newest attempt at discrediting special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation "spygate." In recent days, he has been zeroing in on --- and at times embellishing --- reports that a longtime US government informant approached members of his campaign during the 2016 presidential election in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the FBI had been caught in a "major SPY scandal." Trump's latest ...Keep on reading: US lawmakers to meet with intel officials on Russia probe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 24th, 2018

Senators condemn China’s invasion of disputed territories

SENATORS on Sunday condemned what they viewed as China’s continuous violation of international rules governing the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) as they raised the need for the Senate leadership to make a firm stand against it. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said as foreign policy partner of the President, the Senate must come [...] The post Senators condemn China’s invasion of disputed territories appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

Cybersecurity roundup: May 13 to 19, 2018

Another Facebook quiz app exposed the data of 3 million users due to lax security protocols, while bugs and hackers invade cellphone tracking sites and services. Meanwhile, the US Securities and Exchange Commission is teaching people about cryptocurrency investment scams by setting up a scam of its own. This and more on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Vietnam unit of Russia’s Rosneft fears Beijing backlash over South China Sea drilling

Rosneft Vietnam BV, a unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, is concerned that its recent drilling in an area of the South China Sea that is claimed by China could upset Beijing, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 19th, 2018

Vietnam unit of Russia’s Rosneft fears Beijing backlash over recent drilling in part of South China Sea

HANOI — Rosneft Vietnam BV, a unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, is concerned that its recent drilling in an area of the South China Sea that is claimed by China could upset Beijing, two sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Rosneft said on Tuesday its Vietnamese unit had […] The post Vietnam unit of Russia’s Rosneft fears Beijing backlash over recent drilling in part of South China Sea appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

LOOK: Former Senate president Edgardo Angara’s last hours in Tagaytay

MANILA, Philippines – While news of the sudden death of former Senate president Edgardo Angara broke on Sunday, May 13, the shock must have been greater to a few friends from the law firm he founded.  The day before, Angara had his friends from ACCRA Law over for late afternoon snacks in his Tagaytay house, where ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Russian hackers posed as ISIS to threaten military wives – Fox News

Army wife Angela Ricketts was soaking in a bubble bath in her Colorado home, leafing through a memoir, when a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Firm tied to Russian oligarch gave Michael Cohen $500,000, says Stormy Daniels’ lawyer – The Guardian

Donald Trump’s attorney and legal fixer, Michael Cohen, was paid half a million dollars by a company affiliated with a Russian […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsMay 9th, 2018

Human error, the leading cause of cybersecurity breaches — study

LACK of skills among employees is a critical barrier holding enterprises back from implementing threat management more effectively, a new study on cybersecurity showed. Based on the 2018 Cyberthreat Defense Report, a joint study by the CyberEdge Group and cybersecurity services firm Imperva Incapsula, the lack of skilled personnel and low security awareness among workers […] The post Human error, the leading cause of cybersecurity breaches — study appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2018

$35-M penalty for not telling investors of massive Yahoo hack

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – US securities regulators on Tuesday, April 24, announced that Altaba, will pay a $35 million penalty for not telling them hackers had stolen Yahoo's "crown jewels." The 2014 breach blamed on Russian hackers affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo accounts, with stolen "crown jewel" data including usernames, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Microsoft reveals new ‘internet of things’ platform based on custom Linux kernel

It's a minor revolution: Microsoft has presented its latest security-enhancing solution for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, based on a custom Linux kernel. Azure Sphere is essentially a microcontroller directly connected to the Redmond firm's cloud and managed by a new operating system based on Linux. Azure Sphere is billed as a cloud service for securing Internet of Things devices. The platform is aimed at addressing security issues, considered particularly concerning for everyday connected devices, which are rarely updated and often viewed by experts as being left wide open to hackers. According to Microsoft, the development of Azure Sphere paves the way for a new generatio...Keep on reading: Microsoft reveals new ‘internet of things’ platform based on custom Linux kernel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2018

Cybersecurity roundup: April 8 to April 14, 2018

With a busy week for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook and their related data privacy scandal, it's important to remember that it's not just the social media giant causing problems.  Russia is on its way to blocking privacy-focused messaging app Telegram, while hackers are masking their malware as fake updates for legitimate ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2018

Bongbong Marcos won’t run as senator but Imee might 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CbsYQy50as     Former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos remains firm in his decision not to run as senator in the 2019 elections but said his sister, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, might join the Senate race.   "No," Marcos toldINQUIRER.netin an interview on Sunday when asked if he would run as senator in next year's mid-term elections.   "My plans are just to continue with my protest and to try [to] quicken the recount as much as possible," Marcos said, being true to his word and having declared this on several occasions already.   He said running for senator would affect his electoral protest aga...Keep on reading: Bongbong Marcos won’t run as senator but Imee might .....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Trillanes eyes Senate probe into Cambridge Analytica s role in 2016 polls

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is set to file a resolution calling for a Senate probe into the role of British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica in the 2016 presidential elections. Trillanes said he wants the Senate to investigate reports that the 2016 polls was compromised “through ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Defense chief says China-Russia military ties a signal to US

MOSCOW, Russia --- China's new defense minister says his visit to Russia is a signal to the United States about the increasingly close military ties between Moscow and Beijing. The unusually bold statement Tuesday by Gen. Wei Fenghe at the start of his talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reflected the growing military cooperation between the two former Communist rivals. Speaking in Moscow, Wei emphasized that he chose Russia for his first trip abroad since becoming the international face of China's military last month to "show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our armed forces to strengthen strategic coopera...Keep on reading: Defense chief says China-Russia military ties a signal to US.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

PH banks tougher against cybercrime, group says

Published: 3:37 p.m., April 1, 2018 | Updated: 12:04 a.m., April 2, 2018 The computer systems of the Philippines' largest banks are secure enough to deter any new attempts to use the local financial system as a transit and laundering point for illicit funds, thanks to lessons learned from the Bangladesh cyberheist two years ago. This was said by the head of the Bankers Association of the Philippines' (BAP) cybersecurity committee in the wake of last week's attempt by still unknown hackers to steal funds from the Malaysian central bank through the SWIFT bank messaging system --- the same vulnerability exploited by cyber thieves to steal $81 million from the Bangladesh Bank in 2016. ...Keep on reading: PH banks tougher against cybercrime, group says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

National ID system: Zarate sees threats to sovereignty, security

A lawmaker warned on Sunday that the National Identification System Bill being fast-tracked in the Senate would not only violate the people's right to privacy but also threaten the country's sovereignty and security. "Aside from the fact that this is an invasion of our people's privacy this measure may have some very serious sovereignty and security implications," Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate said in a statement. He said that under proposed legislation, the data to be used under the national ID system would be deposited with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which has entered into a "questionable contract with a US-based firm called Unisys," Zarate earlier filed...Keep on reading: National ID system: Zarate sees threats to sovereignty, security.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

‘Critical’ security flaws found in AMD chips

Washington — Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing “multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors” in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they “have the potential […] The post ‘Critical’ security flaws found in AMD chips appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips

WASHINGTON, United States --- Security researchers said Tuesday they discovered flaws in chips made by Advanced Micro Devices that could allow hackers to take over computers and networks. Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors" in AMD chips. CTS itemized 13 flaws, saying they "have the potential to put organizations at significantly increased risk of cyberattacks." The report comes weeks after Intel disclosed similar hardware-based flaws dubbed Meltdown and Spectre, sparking widespread computer security concerns and a congressional inquiry. CTS said the newly di...Keep on reading: Researchers find ‘critical’ security flaws in AMD chips.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018