Anglo African weekly news wrap on trending cyber-attacks, to keep you alert

November 10, 2018

A couple of weeks later, after conducting an investigation, the company revealed that only 29 million users were affected by the breach and had their personal data stolen but users’ private messages were not among them.

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VPNs are a fantastic tool for maintaining your online privacy, in that they keep your connection secure and your details anonymous while you’re browsing the web. One key flaw for many VPN users is the lag they can sometimes add to your connection. Because your uploads and downloads are being redirected via a VPN server rather than going straight between you and the sites you visit, there can be a delay on things like video buffering and download times.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) poses a major threat to our national infrastructure. An IoT botnet comprised of high-wattage devices such as air conditioners, heaters and washing machines could enable cybercriminals to launch a large-scale, coordinated attack on the power grid.

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The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has discovered several infections from a previously unknown Trojan, which is most likely related to the infamous Chinese-speaking threat actor – LuckyMouse. The most peculiar trait of this malware is its hand-picked driver, signed with a legitimate digital certificate, which has been issued by a company developing information security-related software.

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