Bill Toulas

An open-source advocate who has been writing about Linux and SaaS tools for years. Having entered the fascinating world of InfoSec now, he reports on the daily news and developments in the fields of data privacy, data breaches, software vulnerabilities, phishing campaigns, malware, and all things "online danger". Contact me at "billtoulas@technadu.com"
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Multiple Torrent Websites Are Blocked by Court Order in Spain

A Barcelona court has issued a blocking injunction against seven torrent indexing websites. People will likely be able to regain access to...

UAE Used the “Karma” Cyber Weapon to Spy on iPhones

United Arab Emirates bought a spying tool and had US agents operate it for them. The targeting was refreshed daily, while some...

Fake Cisco Korea Job Posting Targets Organization Infrastructure with Malware

Cisco warns that a job description document that is circulated from legitimate websites is a malware bomb dropper. The attackers target organizations...

19 Popular “Beauty Camera” Apps on Google Play Point to Phishing Schemes

Nineteen beauty camera apps were found to be ad-serving, phishing, and image collecting tools. TrendMicro analyzed the batch and unveiled encryption layers...

Dragon Media to Pay $14.5 Million in Damages to ACE Following Settlement

Dragon Media Inc. reached a settlement with ACE, agreeing to pay $14.5 million in damages. ACE has launched a campaign against pirating...

iCloud Suffered a Privacy Breach, but Apple Chose Not to Disclose the Fact

iCloud suffered from a severe security flaw for an unknown period of time, possibly affecting a wide spectrum of its userbase. A...

Facebook Research VPN App Continues Where Onavo Left Off

Facebook has apparently replaced the Onavo data collection app with a re-branded one called “Facebook Research”. The particular app gets installed and...

APT39 Iranian Cyber Espionage Group On FireEye’s Spotlight

FireEye identifies APT39 as an Iranian cyber-espionage group and releases details about their operation. APT39 uses the same set of tools as...

Discover Issues New Credit Cards Following a User Data Breach

Hundreds of Discover Financial Services customers received a user data breach notice. Many of them had new credits cards issued, with different...