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Five Eyes nations push for access to encrypted content

Member countries of the Five Eyes signals intelligence alliance last week released a joint statement urging technology companies to voluntarily provide a mechanism for government authorities to review encrypted communications when investigating criminal and terror threats. Presenting a set of principles agreed to by the attorneys general and interior Ministers of the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, the notification warns companies that…

Plaintiffs in Premera lawsuit allege insurance company willfully destroyed data breach evidence

Attorneys representing the plaintiffs in a federal class-action data breach lawsuit filed against Premera Blue Cross have entered a motion for sanctions against the health insurance organization for allegedly destroying key evidence in the case with willful intent. Filed on Aug. 30 in U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., the motion claims Premera ordered the spoliation of…

Malware campaign infects thousands of Magento e-commerce sites

Over the last six months, a recently discovered, highly prolific payment card-scraping campaign managed to infect more than 7,000 online stores running on the open-source Magento e-commerce software platform. In an Aug. 30 blog post, Dutch security researcher Willem de Groot reported that the operation involved online payment skimming malware called MagentoCore. Of the 7,339…

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CrowdStrike verifies portions of report linking APT10 activity to Chinese government actors

Researchers with CrowdStrike yesterday partially confirmed reports from the mysterious APT-hunting group Intrusion Truth, verifying several findings that allegedly draw connections between the threat group APT10 and a Chinese foreign intelligence agency. Over the previous two months, Intrusion Truth has issued multiple reports on the group, also known as Stone Panda, linking it to the Tianjin Bureau of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). In…

Android spyware BusyGasper has many features, but few known victims

A newly discovered mobile malware implant nicknamed BusyGasper might leave a few Android users breathless, if they knew about the unusual set of features the spyware uses to snoop on them. In an Aug. 29 blog post, Kaspersky Lab researcher Alexey Firsh reports that BusyGasper has existed since at least May 2016. But there’s a good reason it’s…

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