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As coronavirus lockdowns have moved many in-person activities online, the use of video conferencing platform Zoom has quickly escalated. So, too, have concerns about its security. In the last month, there was a 535% rise in daily traffic to the Zoom.us download page, according to an analysis from web analytics firm SimilarWeb. Its app for …

Jeff Bezos met federal investigators in April 2019 after they received information about the alleged hack of the billionaire’s mobile phone by Saudi Arabia, the Guardian has been told. Bezos was interviewed by investigators at a time when the FBI was conducting an investigation into the Israeli technology company NSO Group, according to a person …

Federal prosecutors have filed charges against two Russian nationals accused of carrying out one of the largest cybercrime sprees in history, orchestrating a string of attacks on computer systems in the U.S. and targeting victims in at least 11 states. The accused were responsible for tens of millions of dollars in damages, and the attacks …

Crucially, the infection relies on legitimate programs to accomplish its task, whether they’re built into Windows or downloaded from third parties. There are no malware programs copied to storage. The approach makes it harder for security teams to research the code and devise countermeasures. It’s not certain who’s behind Nodersok. It appears to be meant …

Five privilege escalation exploit chains actively used to compromise iOS devices by unknown attackers have been discovered in the wild by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) and Project Zero teams earlier this year. The threat actors used compromised websites to run watering hole attacks targeting users of iPhone devices running almost all versions between iOS 10 …

A man walking past a building at Google’s Mountain View, California headquarters in 2015.Photo: Jeff Chiu (AP) Google has yanked several apps from its Play Store after cybersecurity firm Avast identified them as “all likely designed by a Russian developer to allow people to stalk employees, romantic partners, or kids,” CNET reported on Wednesday. The …