May 25, 2023Ravie LakshmananGaming / Server Security A new botnet called Dark Frost has been observed launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the gaming industry. “The Dark Frost botnet, modeled after Gafgyt, QBot, Mirai, and other malware strains, has expanded to encompass hundreds of compromised devices,” Akamai security researcher Allen West said in a new
Pebble Cosmos Vault smartwatch was launched in India on Wednesday. The smartwatch sports a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with 600 nits peak brightness and is claimed to offer always-on functionality. It also offers support for Bluetooth calling via a connected smartphone. The Pebble Cosmos Vault smartwatch sports a metallic strap and offers several smart health tracking
OTT platforms may soon be mandated to display anti-tobacco warnings and disclaimers as are seen in movies screened in theatres and in television programmes with the Health Ministry likely to amend the relevant rules, officials sources said on Thursday. The ministry is actively considering amending the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and
May 25, 2023Ravie LakshmananFinancial Security / Cyber Threat A Brazilian threat actor is targeting more than 30 Portuguese financial institutions with information-stealing malware as part of a long-running campaign that commenced in 2021. “The attackers can steal credentials and exfiltrate users’ data and personal information, which can be leveraged for malicious activities beyond financial gain,”
May 25, 2023Ravie LakshmananRansomware / Endpoint Security The Iranian threat actor known as Agrius is leveraging a new ransomware strain called Moneybird in its attacks targeting Israeli organizations. Agrius, also known as Pink Sandstorm (formerly Americium), has a track record of staging destructive data-wiping attacks aimed at Israel under the guise of ransomware infections. Microsoft
WWDC 2023 — Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference — will begin with a keynote event on June 5, the company confirmed on Tuesday. The Cupertino company has revealed the schedule for the first day of the developer conference where it is expected to unveil upcoming versions of its iOS, macOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems. Apple
Streamer Disney+ Hotstar on Wednesday announced that its upcoming series ‘School of Lies‘, starring Nimrat Kaur, will premiere on its platform on June 2. Produced by BBC Studios, the eight-episode mystery drama show is directed Avinash Arun Dhaware. It also features Aamir Bashir, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Sonali Kulkarni and Jitendra Joshi along with Varin Roopani,