Addressing Pakistan’s National Assembly, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said 262 pilots in the country ‘did not take the exam themselves’ and had paid someone else to sit it on their behalf. Pakistan has 860 active pilots serving its domestic airlines — including the country’s Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flagship — as well as a number of… Read More

Amazon Web Services recently had to defend against a DDoS attack with a peak traffic volume of 2.3 Tbps, the largest ever recorded, ZDNet reports. Detailing the attack in its Q1 2020 threat report, Amazon said that the attack occurred back in February, and was mitigated by AWS Shield, a service designed to protect customers… Read More

The developers of a privacy-focused operating system championed by Edward Snowden are scrambling to find out the details of a hack that the FBI used—and Facebook paid for—to unmask a child predator. Last week, Motherboard revealed that Facebook had paid six figures to a cybersecurity firm to develop a hacking tool that the company then… Read More

Facebook paid a cybersecurity firm six figures to develop a zero-day in Tails to identify a man who extorted and threatened girls. For years, a California man systematically harassed and terrorized young girls using chat apps, email, and Facebook. He extorted them for their nude pictures and videos, and threatened to kill and rape them.… Read More

Matt Hancock has had another app catastrophe. England’s planned contact tracing app, which has been trialled on the Isle of Wight and downloaded by tens of thousands of people, has been ditched in favour of a system developed by Google and Apple. The reversal, first reported by the BBC and later confirmed by the government,… Read More

Honda’s global operations have been hit with a ransomware attack and the Japanese automaker is still working to get everything back online. The company said Tuesday that it had to temporarily shut down some production facilities, and its customer and financial services operations are closed. At this time Honda Customer Service and Honda Financial Services… Read More

Honda has said it is dealing with a cyber-attack that is impacting its operations around the world. It added that the problem was affecting its ability to access its computer servers, use email and otherwise make use of its internal systems. The firm – which makes motorcycles, cars, generators and lawn mowers, among other products… Read More

The operators of the REvil ransomware have launched a new auction site used to sell victim’s stolen data to the highest bidder. REvil, otherwise known asSodinokibi, is a ransomware operation that breaches corporate networks using exposed remote desktop services,spam,exploits, andhacked Managed Service Providers. Once established on a network, they quietly spread laterally through the company… Read More

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but apparently one image is worth potentially thousands of headaches for Android users recently. The noted tech information leaker Ice Universe this weekend posted a warning about an image that if set as wallpaper will soft-brick Samsung and Google Pixel phones. Soft-bricking triggers Android devices to continuously… Read More