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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - WhatsApp said on Tuesday that a security breach on its messaging app had signs of coming from a government using surveillance technology developed by a private company, and it may have targeted human rights groups. WhatsApp, a unit of Facebook, said it had notified the U.S. Department of Justice to help with an investigation, and it encouraged all WhatsApp users to update to...

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Microsoft has surprised many in the Linux developer community in recent years. Surprises have included bringing things like the Bash shell to Windows, or native OpenSSH in Windows 10, and even including Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, and Fedora in the Windows Store. Microsoft is now going even further, with plans to ship a full Linux kernel directly in Windows 10. “Beginning with Windows Insiders builds this Summer, we will...

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Late last week, a hacker stole data from hundreds of Git code repositories and is holding it all for ransom on their servers, threatening to release code to the public if affected owners don’t pay up. GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab users who reported that their code had disappeared found the following ransom note in its place: When the ransom note first appeared on Friday, it stated...

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The healthcare industry is one where the mission is very straightforward – empower people to live with the highest quality of life possible for them. This means keeping lives safe and secure, all while armies of cyber criminals are working diligently to do the opposite. A significant portion of breaches reported in the last year impacted the healthcare industry, and it was costly. For example,...

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Britain's largest telecom companies have been directly warned by Washington against using Huawei equipment in their 5G networks, just hours after Vodafone admitted it had identified security flaws several years ago.   Vodafone, BT and Telefonica's O2, were summoned by US officials to a closed-door meeting at the US embassy in London on Tuesday to discuss the alleged risks posed by Huawei equipment to UK security.  Details of the meeting emerged after Vodafone revealed it...

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Many organisations may have little choice but to adopt AI because threats are becoming more sophisticated and faster Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to be used increasingly both to initiate and defend against cybersecurity attacks. That is according to Emily Orton, co-founder of Darktrace, a cybersecurity “unicorn” whose revenues almost doubled last year on the back of increased concerns over sophisticated security threats. Speaking on the sidelines of...

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