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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 probe on Nayong Pilipino’s $1.5-billion deal sought

The Senate is set to conduct an inquiry into the scrapped $1.5-billion resort project entered into by former officials of the Nayong Pilipino Foundation with a private firm......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

‘Sanofi’s P1.16-billion refund should be for Dengvaxia kids’

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III urged the Senate yesterday to pass a supplemental budget earmarking the P1.16 billion returned by pharmaceutical firm Sanofi Pasteur to assist children vaccinated with Dengvaxia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Nothing sacred: Russian spies tried hacking Orthodox clergy

LONDON --- The Russian hackers indicted by the US special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of some of the world's most senior Christian Orthodox figures, The Associated Press has found, illustrating the high stakes as Kiev and Moscow wrestle over the religious future of Ukraine. The targets included top aides to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, who often is described as the first among equals of the world's Eastern Orthodox Christian leaders. The Istanbul-based patriarch is currently mulling whether to accept a Ukrainian bid to tear that country's church from its association with Russia, a potential split fueled by the armed c...Keep on reading: Nothing sacred: Russian spies tried hacking Orthodox clergy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Russian hackers went after conservative U.S. groups – Microsoft

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Russian government hackers tried to hijack the websites of conservative US think tanks, Microsoft said Tuesday, raising fresh alarms over widening efforts by Moscow to sow discord in US politics. The tech giant announced that it had shut down last week 6 fake internet domains that were set up ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

PH ranked 9th in cyberthreat risks

Is the Philippines becoming more vulnerable to cyber threats? The country has emerged as the 9th most attacked country worldwide in terms of cyber threat risks in the second quarter of 2018, up from its 44th place in the same period in 2017, a cybersecurity firm said last week. Kasperky Lab said in a statement [...] The post PH ranked 9th in cyberthreat risks appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 18th, 2018

Senate presses Calida probe

DESPITE Solicitor General Jose Calida’s petition filed at the Supreme Court, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Koko Pimentel yesterday said that the investigation of Calida over the P261 million government contract with his security firm will start as scheduled. Pimentel said that until the SC releases a temporary restraining order….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

SC urged: Stop Senate probe on Calida’s firm

Solicitor General Jose Calida and his family have asked the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order that would prevent the conduct of a legislative inquiry on their alleged conflict of interest stemming from the security service contracts between several government agencies and their family-owned Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Seoul requests Interpol warrant over treasure ship claims

SEOUL, South Korea – Police in Seoul requested an international arrest warrant for the founder of a Singapore-based firm Thursday, August 2 after launching an investigation into the company and a South Korean start-up over false claims of discovering a long-lost Russian "treasure ship". Seoul-based Shinil Group announced last month that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Seoul requests Interpol warrant over ‘treasure ship’ claims

SEOUL: Police in Seoul requested an international arrest warrant for the founder of a Singapore-based firm on Thursday after launching an investigation into the company and a South Korean start-up over false claims of discovering a long-lost Russian “treasure ship.” Seoul-based Shinil Group announced last month that it had discovered the wreckage of imperial vessel [...] The post Seoul requests Interpol warrant over ‘treasure ship’ claims appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Facebook probes whether data firm violated policies

WASHINGTON, USA – Facebook has suspended a Boston analytics firm from its site and says it is investigating whether the company's contracts with the US government and a Russian non-profit violated policies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The firm, Crimson Hexagon, says its platform allows clients – which include major US ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2018

Philippines could breach US sanctions if Russia arms deal proceeds

MANILA — The Philippines is at risk of breaching sanctions imposed by the United States if it proceeds with the purchase of grenade launchers from a blacklisted Russian firm, a deal that could test its longtime security alliance with Washington. A senior Philippine general familiar with the deal said Manila had agreed in October last year to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

A man walks past the building of the Russian military intelligence service in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday scolded the Obama administration for n.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Trump says might ask Putin to extradite accused Russian hackers

WASHINGTON DC, United States – Donald Trump has said he may ask Vladimir Putin during their upcoming summit meeting to extradite to the US 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of attempting to interfere with the 2016 presidential election . Speaking in an interview with CBS Evening News conducted on Saturday, July 14, ahead of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

The Exactis data leak and 4 more things in cybersecurity this week

We hope everyone's having a safe day online! This week's roundup of cybersecurity news includes a story on marketing firm Exactis, which left the personal information of around 340 million people exposed on a publicly accessible server. Also in the news: California's new privacy law, as well as the expansion of Have ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Kaspersky moves core processes from Russia to Switzerland to regain trust

MANILA, Philippines – Russian cybsecurity software developer Kaspersky Lab is moving a number of its core processes from Russia to Switzerland in an effort to earn trust among the cybersecurity community.  In a statement on Thursday, June 21, Kaspersky said the move would include "customer data storage and processing for most ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

U.S. Senate votes to reimpose ban on China s ZTE, shares plunge

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – The US Senate defied President Donald Trump on Monday, June 18, by voting to overrule his administration's deal with Chinese telecom firm ZTE and reimpose a ban on hi-tech chip sales to the company. Senators added an amendment targeting ZTE into a sweeping, must-pass national defense spending ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Same-sex marriage, Senate on Sereno ouster, Video games | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: In a historic first, the Supreme Court tackles same-sex marriage in oral arguments. Senate reacts on Sereno ouster. Solicitor General Jose Calida will hold on to his 60% share in a security firm owned by his family. The story of Philippine National Hero Jose Rizal is now ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

Firms urged to toughen cybersecurity measures

The threat of cyberattacks is one of the biggest challenges facing the Philippine financial system nowadays with the growing number of aggressive and malicious hackers targeting those in banking, financial services and insurance (BFSIs), according to industry experts.   And with rising concerns about security breaches in the biggest banking institutions locally, banks have been advised to allocate resources to boost its cybersecurity infrastructure and ensure the security of its clients transactions.   "Cyberattacks are getting more and more sophisticated every day. The usual practice is to provide and implement reactive actions by depending on the technologies," eP...Keep on reading: Firms urged to toughen cybersecurity measures.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Putin: US would need to offer firm guarantees to NKorea

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the United States will have to offer North Korea solid security guarantees if it wants to strike a denuclearization deal......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018

Senate bldg plan has lowest cost, best design — Lacson

SENATOR Panfilo Lacson stressed that the Upper Chamber did not splurge on the construction of the new Philippine Senate building and that they chose the architectural firm that submitted the lowest project cost and the best design. “Isa sa primary consideration na ginamit ng aming mga kasamahan ay cost. Kasi….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 6th, 2018