Commentaries and Analyses

U.S. Accuses Russian Military Hackers of Attack on Email Servers

Julian E. Barnes and David E. Sanger report: The National Security Agency publicly accused Russian government hackers of targeting email servers around the world in an unusual announcement on Thursday, showing that the agency is becoming more aggressive in calling out Moscow’s action as the presidential election approaches. While the Trump administration has publicly...

NZ: ASB Securities hit with $80,000 fine for 14-year privacy breach

The New Zealand Herald reports: ASB Securities has been fined $80,000 for a privacy breach which left hundreds of online accounts able to be viewed and traded by users without permission. The New Zealand Markets Disciplinary Tribunal censured the online share trading platform after 576 of its trading accounts were made vulnerable to unauthorised...

StrandHogg 2.0 flaw allows hackers to hijack almost any Android app

Keumars Afifi-Sabet reports: Google has patched a critical vulnerability, resembling 2019’s infamous StrandHogg flaw, that allows hackers to hijack almost any app on the Android mobile operating system. The flaw, assigned CVE-2020-0096, has been dubbed StrandHogg 2.0 due to the similarities with the original flaw discovered in December. The successor allows for broader attacks and...