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Monday, 12 February 2018

INVESTIGATION ON WINTER OLYMPICS CYBER-ATTACK HAS BEGUN


IN BRIEF: Following the cyber-attack on Winter Olympics, security teams and experts from South Korea's defence ministry, plus four other ministries, formed part of a taskforce investigating the shutdown.
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The official Winter Olympics website was taken down after being hit by a cyber-attack (Denial Of Service attack, DOS), officials have confirmed.

The site was affected just before the beginning of the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Internal internet and Wi-Fi systems crashed at about 7:15 pm (1015 GMT) on Friday, though operations were restored about 12 hours later - Games organisers said.

However, a spokesman said that the International Olympic Committee would not be commenting on who might have been behind the incident.

Friday, 2 February 2018

ANGALIZO KWA MABENKI DHIDI YA UHALIFU WA ATM JACKPOTING

KWA UFUPI: ATM jackpotting imgonga Hodi Nchini Marekani ambapo imesababisha upotevu mkubwa wa fedha zinazo kadiriwa kuzidi kiasi cha Dola milioni moja hadi sasa.
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Kumekua na aina nyingi za uhalifu mtandao unaolenga mashine za ATM ambao umekua ukiathiri mabenki mengi maeneo mengi duniani.


Mataifa ya Afrika yamesha kumbwa na changamoto za uhalifu katika mashine za ATM kama vile “card skimming” ambapo wahalifu mtandao mara kadhaa wamekua wakiripotiwa kughushi kadi za ATM zilizopelekea upotevu wa fedha kupitia mashine za ATM.


Monday, 22 January 2018

“LEBANON IS BEHIND DATA-STEALING SPYWARE“ - EFF UNCOVERED

A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to look like WhatsApp and Signal had stolen gigabytes of data.


Targets included military personnel, activists, journalists and lawyers.

Researchers say they traced the malware to a Lebanese government building.

The threat, dubbed Dark Caracal by the researchers, looks as if it could come from a nation state and appears to use shared infrastructure linked to other nation-state hackers, the report said.

Friday, 5 January 2018

APPLE YAKIRI KUATHIRIWA NA “MELTDOWN" PAMOJA NA "SPECTRE”

Ugunduzi wa mapungufu makubwa mawili yaliyopewa jina la “Meltdown na Spectre” yaliyoathiri Kifaa cha Kopyuta kinachojulikana kwa jina la“Chip”  ambapo athari zake ni kupelekea wizi wa taarifa kwa watumiaji mtandao umeendelea kuchukua sura mpya baada ya kampuni ya Apple kukiri kua bidhaa zake ikiwemo Komputa za Mac, iPhone na iPads kuathiriwa pia.

Hadi wakati huu ma bilioni ya kompyuta, Simu za mkononi “smartphones” na Tabiti “Tablets” zimeathirika na mapungufu haya ambapo kuna hatari ya taarifa za mabilioni ya watu kuweza kuishia mikononi mwa wahalifu mtandao endapo hatua stahiki kutochukuliwa kwa wakati.



Tayari hatua mbali mbali zimeweza kuchukuliwa kuzuia maafa makubwa kujitokeza kutokana na mapungufu yaliyo gunduliwa ikiwa ni pamoja na kusambaza viraka “Patches” ili kuziba mianya ya mapungufu yaliyo gundulika.


Sunday, 17 December 2017

DEMANDS ON ETHICAL HACKERS ARE RAPIDLY GROWING

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Interior and Defence (Mindef) will be inviting about 300 international and local hackers to hunt for vulnerabilities in its Internet-connected systems next year (2018), in a bid to guard against ever-evolving cyber threats.

From Jan 15 to Feb 4, these selected experts will try to penetrate eight of Mindef's Internet-facing systems, such as the Mindef website, the NS Portal and LearNet 2 Portal, a learning resource portal for trainees.

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These registered hackers can earn cash rewards - or bounties - between $150 and $20,000, based on how critical the flaws discovered are. Called the Mindef Bug Bounty Programme, it will be the Government's first crowdsourced hacking programme.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

KUELEKEA MWISHO WA MWAKA TUNATEGEMEA MASHAMBULIZI MTANDAO ZAIDI

Nikizungumza na kundi maalum katika vikao vinavyoendelea nimewasilisha ujumbe wa Tahadhari ambapo Uma umetahadharishwa juu ya mashambulizi takriban Milioni hamsini (50 Milioni) duniani kote katika kipindi cha sikukuu yatakayo gharimu kati ya Dola 50 – Dola 5’000 kwa kila shambulizi.

Matarajio hayo ni kutokana na matumizi makubwa ya mtandao katika kufanya miamala mbali mbali ya manunuzi ya bidhaa katika kipindi hiki cha sikukuu ambapo watu wengi duniani kote wamekua wakinunua vitu mbali mbali kwa wingi kwa njia ya mitandao.

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Kwa mujibu wa ripoti ya kitelijensia ya matishio mtandao, iliyo wasilishwa na NTT Security – Imeeleza uwepo wa takriban utengenezwaji wa tovutiMilioni moja na nusu zenye mlengo wa kurubuni  kila mwezi ambazo baadhi yao zinadumu kati ya masaa ma nne had inane na kutoweka. Hili niongezeko la asilimia 74 (74%) kulinganisha na takwimu za miezi sita iliyopita.