Data Security News Headlines 25th November, 2016

  1. Kaspersky launches its own secure Operating System

The popular cyber security and antivirus company Kaspersky has unveiled its new hack-proof operating system: Kaspersky OS. They are working on this OS from last 14 years. New secure OS is based on microkernel architecture that enables users to customize their own operating system accordingly. Kaspersky is non-Linux. It is the operating system’s inbuilt security system. Kaspersky OS claims itself as practically unhackable OS, because for gaining unauthorized access, any hacker would need to break the digital signature of an account holder, which is possible only with a quantum computer as per Kaspersky. The Operating System will be launch soon said Kaspersky

  1. Microsoft shares telemetry data collected from windows 10 users with 3rd –party

Microsoft will now offering windows 10 users a machine learning based threat intelligence feature via its inbuilt Windows security service, which will improve the security capabilities available on Windows 10 devices. Now “differentiated intelligence” feature on its newly added service to Windows 10, dubbed Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP), which helps enterprises detect, investigate, and respond to advanced attacks on their networks. Microsoft recently signed a deal with FireEye that integrates the security vendor’s iSIGHT Threat Intelligence into Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. Telemetry data includes information on the device running Windows 10, a list of installed apps, crash dumps, and other statistics from devices powered by its latest operating system.

  1. FBI hacked into 8,000 computers in 120 countries using a single warrant.

FBI hacked into more than 8,000 computers in 120 different countries with just a single warrant during an investigation into a dark web child pornography website, according to a newly published court filings. According to report the warrant was initially issued in February 2015 when the FBI seized the Playpen site and set up a sting operation on the dark web site, in which the agency deployed malware to obtain IP addresses from alleged site’s visitors. The FBI uses malware known as Network Investigative Technique (NIT). The malware was used for at least 13 days to break into the computer of users who visited certain threads on Playpen and then sent their IP addresses back to the bureau. The court documents related to the Playpen case revealed that the FBI hacked over 1,000 alleged visitors of Playpen in the U.S. using a single warrant, along with computers in Australia, Chile, Colombia, Austria, Denmark, Greece, the UK, Turkey, and Norway during the investigation.

  1. Sensitive Data of 130K+ US Navy Sailors Stolen Due to One Hacked Laptop

According to the official website of United States Navy, personal and sensitive information of more than 134,386 of its officials has been obtained by hackers. The hack was launched from just one laptop said by US navy, which belonged to an unnamed Navy contractor who is an employee at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services. According to initial investigation conducted by the Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), the information obtained by the hackers included sensitive private details of US Navy sailors including their names and social security numbers (SSNs). Currently, there is no authentic information available regarding which hacking group is behind this hack attack or from where the attack was directed.

Cyber Security Tips: US navy officials are strictly recommended that change their passwords, use strong password, now hackers are targeting user accounts using data breaches, to prevent from such hack users need to change their passwords, avoid to use same password for different account

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