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MoD secrets exposed through personal email accounts

MoD secrets exposed through personal email accounts

Technology
Secret information belonging to the Ministry of Defence was exposed to hostile states when it was transferred from secure networks to personal email accounts, Sky News has learnt.Although documents obtained by Sky News were redacted to obscure the nature of the secret information, they reveal a record number of security breaches in 2020 originating from the British military's private sector partners. The rising number of security incidents raises questions about the UK's resilience to foreign espionage ahead of the government unveiling its Integrated Review on Tuesday, which will set out the strategic direction of Britain's defence and security apparatus. The redacted documents show that a total of 151 incidents were filed with the MoD's defence industry Warning, Advice and Reporting Point...
Microsoft hack: 3,000 UK email servers remain unsecured

Microsoft hack: 3,000 UK email servers remain unsecured

Technology
BBC / Getty ImagesMore than 3,000 UK email servers remain at risk from the global Microsoft Exchange email flaw, officials believe.The National Cyber Security Centre said it estimated 7,000 servers had been affected by the flaw in the UK and only half had been secured.It said malicious software had been detected on 2,300 machines but it had helped businesses remove it.The agency said it was "vital" that all affected businesses took action to secure their email servers.The announcement reveals the scale of the problem among UK companies for the first time since the global security flaw emerged last week.Ransomware groups have begun using the flaw to install their malicious programs, the NCSC warned - though there was no evidence of widespread ransomware attacks on UK companies so far.Once i...
Amazon email telling staff to delete TikTok app was ‘sent in error’

Amazon email telling staff to delete TikTok app was ‘sent in error’

Technology
Amazon has said it mistakenly sent an email to employees telling them to delete the popular video app TikTok from their phones."This morning's email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok," Amazon said in an emailed statement. Amazon had told employees to delete the popular video app from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing "security risks" from the China-owned service. Image: TikTok said Amazon did not notify it before sending the email "The TikTok app is no longer permitted on mobile devices that access Amazon email," the notice read, which was sent on Friday, according to an employee who is not authorised to speak publicly.Amazon is the second-largest...
TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app ‘sent in error’

TikTok: Amazon says email asking staff to remove app ‘sent in error’

Technology
Amazon has said an email sent to employees asking them to remove the video-sharing app TikTok from any mobile device that can access their company email was sent in error.An internal memo sent to staff earlier on Friday had said employees should delete the app over "security risks".The app, owned by a Chinese company, has come under scrutiny because of fears it could share data with China. TikTok said it did not understand Amazon's concerns. "This morning's email to some of our employees was sent in error. There is no change to our policies right now with regard to TikTok", a company spokesperson told the BBC. But earlier on Friday, a memo sent to staff seen by multiple news outlets stated that the app must be removed from mobile devices. "Due to security...
Report: Default iPhone email app vulnerable to ‘0-click’ attacks

Report: Default iPhone email app vulnerable to ‘0-click’ attacks

World
April 23 (UPI) -- Apple's default email app for iPhones and iPads contains a flaw that makes it vulnerable to hackers, according to a report by a San Francisco cybersecurity firm. The report by ZecOps released Wednesday states that the Mail app -- which comes standard on products that run Apple's iOS operating system -- is vulnerable to "0-click" attacks. Such email-based cyberattacks are unique in that they don't require the victim to download a file or click an infected link. "The attack's scope consists of sending a specially crafted email to a victim's mailbox enabling it to trigger the vulnerability in the context of iOS MobileMail application on iOS 12 or maild on iOS13," the report states. ZecOps said the vulnerability allows hackers to remotely execute code on victims' devices an...