Facebook’s WhatsApp Blocked In China Amid Censorship Push

Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging service has been partially blocked in China, following a censorship crackdown by the government. Read more

Ashley Madison Owner To Pay $11.2M Settlement Over Data Breach

The owner of the Ashley Madison adultery website said on Friday it will pay $11.2 million to settle U.S. litigation brought on behalf of roughly 37 million users whose personal details were exposed in a July 2015 data breach. Read more

14M Customers Vulnerable In Massive Verizon Data Leak

Millions of Verizon customer records were left exposed in a loosely secure database by an Israeli technology company, ZDNet reported. Read more

FBI-DHS “Amber” Alert Warns Energy Industry of Attacks on Nuke Plant Operators

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have issued a joint report providing details of malware attacks targeting employees of companies that operate nuclear power plants in the US, including the Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation, the New York Times reports. Read more

Report: Assassin Planned To Murder Macron During Trump Visit

A 23-year old French citizen was arrested recently for allegedly planning to assassinate President Emmanuel Macron on Bastille Day next Friday, French media reported on Monday. Read more

Russia Threatens Retaliation If Pentagon Bans Kaspersky Software

Russia may retaliate if the U.S. Congress bans the Department of Defense from using Kaspersky Lab’s cybersecurity software, Communications Minister Nikolay Nikiforov said. Read more

Law Firm DLA Piper Hit By Cyber Attack

DLA Piper is working with the the FBI and the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) to get its systems back online, as the firm enters its second day of outage following the ransomware attack that prompted it to shut down its computer and phone systems around the world. Read more

Ukraine Hit By Massive Cyber Attack

Ukraine’s national bank, state power company and largest airport are among the targets of a huge cyber attack on government infrastructure. Read more

Ukrainian colonel killed by car bomb in Kiev

A colonel in Ukraine’s military intelligence has been killed by a car bomb in central Kiev, the defence ministry said, describing the incident as a “terrorist act”. Read more

Ohio Government Websites Hacked With Pro-Islamic State Rant

A number of Ohio state government websites have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. Read more