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Russia bans VyprVPN, Opera VPN services for not complying with blacklist request

The Hacker News Russia’s telecommunications and media regulator Roskomnadzor (RKN) on Thursday introduced restrictions on the operation of VyprVPN and Opera VPN services in the country. In accordance with the regulation on responding to threats to circumvent restrictions on access to child pornography, suicidal, pro-narcotic …

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North Korea Exploited VPN Flaw to Hack South’s Nuclear Research Institute

The Hacker News South Korea’s state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) on Friday disclosed that its internal network was infiltrated by suspected attackers operating out of its northern counterpart. The intrusion is said to have taken place on May 14 through a vulnerability in …

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Cyber espionage by Chinese hackers in neighbouring nations is on the rise

The Hacker News A string of cyber espionage campaigns dating all the way back to 2014 and focused on gathering military intelligence from neighbouring countries have been linked to a Chinese military-intelligence apparatus. In a wide-ranging report published by Massachusetts-headquartered Recorded Future this week, the …

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WhatsApp Sues Indian Government Over New Internet Regulations

The Hacker News WhatsApp on Wednesday fired a legal salvo against the Indian government to block new regulations that would require messaging apps to trace the “first originator” of messages shared on the platform, thus effectively breaking encryption protections. Requiring messaging apps to ‘trace’ chats …

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Air India Hack Exposes Credit Card and Passport Info of 4.5 Million Passengers

The Hacker News India’s flag carrier airline, Air India, has disclosed a data breach affecting 4.5 million of its customers over a period stretching nearly 10 years after its Passenger Service System (PSS) provider SITA fell victim to a cyber attack earlier this year. The …

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Nearly All Wi-Fi Devices Are Vulnerable to New FragAttacks

The Hacker News Three design and multiple implementation flaws have been disclosed in IEEE 802.11 technical standard that undergirds Wi-Fi, potentially enabling an adversary to take control over a system and plunder confidential data. Called FragAttacks (short for FRgmentation and AGgregation attacks), the weaknesses impact …

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U.S. Intelligence Agencies Warn About 5G Network Weaknesses

The Hacker News Inadequate implementation of telecom standards, supply chain threats, and weaknesses in systems architecture could pose major cybersecurity risks to 5G networks, potentially making them a lucrative target for cybercriminals and nation-state adversaries to exploit for valuable intelligence. The analysis, which aims to …

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