Tag: Mobile Threats

A database containing 900 gigabytes of customer data and support requests for the Israeli firm Cellebrite was stolen and leaked to the website Motherboard. Cellebrite makes technology that helps law enforcement agencies get data off of mobile devices.

Surveillance Technology Vendor Cellebrite Has Customer Data Stolen

In-brief: Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that sells mobile phone forensic tools, was the victim of a hack that stole information on customers – many of them law enforcement agencies and governments.

Security and privacy risks from connected devices are likely to persist, with no easy fix for what experts agree are widespread problems. (Image courtesy of CES.)

Beyond the CES Hype: No Easy Fixes for Security and Privacy Woes

In-brief:Security and privacy risks from connected devices are likely to persist, with no easy fix for what experts agree are widespread problems.

An incident at Burlington Electric was likely not Russian hackers, a new report from The Washington Post claims.

Never Mind! Russian Hackers no longer suspects in Vermont Utility Incident | The Washington Post

In-brief: The Washington Post said on Monday that an investigation of a cyber attack against Burlington Electric in Vermont was not targeted and points away from Russian involvement. 

Opinion: Confusion over Vermont Utility Underscores Risks of Cyber Attribution

Opinion: Confusion over Vermont Utility Underscores Risks of Cyber Attribution

In-brief: errant reports about a Russian government hack of a Vermont utility are the first byproduct of a flawed report on Russian hacking of U.S. interests. They won’t be the last. 

Barnes & Noble denied that some of its low-cost NOOK tablets were running software that had been observed siphoning off user data in some low cost Android phones. (Image courtesy of Barnes & Noble)

Barnes & Noble says Nook Tablets will drop Suspect Chinese Software

In-brief: Barnes & Noble said its Nook tablets have not been used to steal data and that it is taking steps to stop using software by the Chinese firm Shanghai Adups Technology Co. Ltd. (ADUPS).