Cyber arms dealer exploits new iPhone software vulnerability

A cyber surveillance company based in Israel developed a tool to break into Apple iPhones with a never-before-seen technique that has been in use since at least February, internet security watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday.

The discovery is important because of the critical nature of the vulnerability, which requires no user interaction and affects all versions of Apple’s iOS, OSX, and watchOS, except for those updated on Monday.

The tool developed by the Israeli firm, named NSO Group, defeats security systems designed by Apple in recent years.

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Taliban recruit Chinese cyber spies

Beijing has sent its best communications experts to Kabul to show the Taliban how to intercept phone calls on land lines and mobile networks, and monitor internet use, and social media.

Western intelligence sources say the aim will be to prevent rebellions being organised on social media, as happened across the Middle East during the Arab Spring.

A US intelligence source said: “China has been wooing the Taliban, preparing for this day for years.

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5 ways to better prepare your organization for a ransomware attack

A successful ransomware attack can overwhelm an organization as we’ve seen many times, especially over the past several months. But while most organizations acknowledge the threat and risk of such attacks, how many are truly ready to defend themselves against one? New information from Deloitte examines whether organizations are properly prepared against a ransomware attack and offers advice on how to combat such attacks.

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BlackMatter ransomware hits medical technology giant Olympus

Olympus, a leading medical technology company, is investigating a “potential cybersecurity incident” that impacted some of its EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) IT systems last week.

Olympus has more than 31,000 employees worldwide and over 100 years of history developing for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries.

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