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Apple is the Online Safety Bill as it could be used to force encrypted messaging tools like iMessage, WhatsApp, Signal and other to scan messages for, ostensibly, child sexual abuse material (CSAM). Apple’s opposition comes as 80 organizations and tech experts have written to UK Technology Minister Chloe Smith urging a rethink. Chris Vallance for The Beeb: Apple told the BBC the bill should be amended to protect encryption. Police, the government and some high-profile child protection charities maintain the tech – used in apps such as WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage – prevents law enforcement and the firms themselves from identifying the sharing of child sexual abuse material. But in a statement Apple said: “End-to-end encryption is a critical capability…
A new and strange macOS malware called "JokerSpy" has been identified, with its first known backdoor creation hitting a crypto exchange.While Mac threats are relatively rare compared to Windows, the number of instances where macOS is the target has continued to grow. In a new discovery, it seems there's one more backdoor-creating malware to add to the list of potential threats.Initially reported by researchers by Bitdefender with independent research also carried out by Elastic Security Labs, the malware known as JokerSpy is still relatively unknown, in part due to a lack of samples. So far, BitDefender is working on four samples in total, while Eastic focused on the breach of a "prominent Japanese cryptocurrency exchange." Read more...
A new and strange macOS malware called "JokerSpy" has been identified, with its first known backdoor creation hitting a crypto exchange.While Mac threats are relatively rare compared to Windows, the number of instances where macOS is the target has continued to grow. In a new discovery, it seems there's one more backdoor-creating malware to add to the list of potential threats.Initially reported by researchers by Bitdefender with independent research also carried out by Elastic Security Labs, the malware known as JokerSpy is still relatively unknown, in part due to a lack of samples. So far, BitDefender is working on four samples in total, while Eastic focused on the breach of a "prominent Japanese cryptocurrency exchange." Read more...
A ransomware group that hacked into Reddit's servers back in February is threatening to release stolen data if Reddit does not walk back its planned API changes, reports Bleeping Computer (via The Verge). At the time of the hack, no one took credit, but ransomware group BlackCat yesterday said that it was responsible. 80GB of compressed data was stolen through a phishing attack, and BlackCat says that the data will be made public unless Reddit pays $4.5 million and withdraws the API pricing changes that will go into effect on July 1. The group claims to have "interesting confidential data" that includes information on how Reddit tracks users and censors people. BlackCat does not anticipate Reddit cooperating, and says that…
The situation surrounding Reddit’s changes to its API continues to get even weirder. Earlier this year, a ransomware group used a sophisticated phishing attack to steal 80GB of data from Reddit. Now, ransomware group BlackCat is claiming responsibility for that hack and threatening to release that information if Reddit doesn’t reverse its API changes and pay a $4.5 million ransom… more… The post Hackers threaten to leak stolen data if Reddit doesn’t reverse API changes appeared first on 9to5Mac.
“Anyone else feel like it’s getting hot in here?” That’s what Reddit CEO Steve Huffman would ask if he was remotely aware of the dumpster fire that he continues to fuel around the community he helped build. Instead, the former cofounder and current tyrant has a new plan of attack: Cross him and you’re fired… from moderating… for free… for years. more… The post Reddit tyrant-in-chief finds more fuel for the dumpster fire with threat to replace moderators appeared first on 9to5Mac.
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