Année : 2018

UK Teen Who Hacked CIA Chief Gets Two-Year Prison Term

A British teenager who accessed the email accounts of top US intelligence and security officials including the head of the CIA was sentenced to two years in prison on Friday. Kane Gamble, 18, founder of Crackas With Attitude, will serve his sentence in a youth detention facility. « This was an extremely nasty campaign of politically motivated cyber terrorism, » judge Charles Haddon-Cave said at the sentencing at London’s Old Bailey criminal court. « The victims would have felt seriously violated, » Haddon-Cave said, adding that Gamble had « revelled » in the attacks. Gamble was accompanied by his mother in court. He was 15...

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Surge in Anonymous Asia Twitter Accounts Sparks Bot Fears

It has been being jokingly referred to as « Botmageddon ». But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media manipulation. Maya Gilliss-Chapman, a Cambodian tech entrepreneur currently working in Silicon Valley, noticed something odd was happening in early April. Her Twitter account @MayaGC was being swamped by a daily deluge of follows from new users. « I acquired well over 1,000 new followers since the beginning of March. So, that’s approximately a 227 percent increase in just a month, » she told...

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Microsoft Announces New Windows Platform Security Technology

Microsoft on Thursday announced Windows Defender System Guard runtime attestation, a new Windows platform security technology set to roll out to all editions of Windows. Meant to mitigate attacks in software, the runtime attestation takes advantage of the same hardware-rooted security technologies in virtualization-based security (VBS) as Credential Guard, Microsoft says. The new security technology can provide supplementary signals for endpoint detection and response (EDR) and antivirus vendors, and can detect artifacts of kernel tampering, rootkits, and exploits. Moreover, it can be used for preventing cheating in games, protecting sensitive transactions (banking apps, trading platforms), and providing conditional access...

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