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Qatar Begins Probe After State News Agency Hacked

“Unprecedented security breach”

 On wednesday the government of Qatar began an investigation into a recent breach in which hackers posted fake news stories on controversial political issues in the country. The government sponsored news agency and official Twitter account in which the posts were published caused backlash throughout the Middle East.

Another Ransomware Nightmare Could Be Brewing in Ukraine

“New strains could hurt more than WannaCry”

XData, a new ransomware developing in the Ukraine, has renewed concerns of cyberattacks as the WannaCry outbreak has died down. The fact that the malware has attacked the Ukraine singularly has fostered questions oover motive, but the fears that spillover globally could develop frightens security researchers everywhere.

Hackers can use malicious subtitles to remotely take control of your device

“Take care in using subtitles on specific programs”

Use Kodi, Popcorn Time, VLC or Stremio? If you activate subtitles on these programs make sure to update the softare. Check Point researchers have shown that hackers can remotely activate certain sysytems on vulnerable devices, using this vector to gain access to about 200 million video players.

Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million: report

“Firms provides automated responses to attacks”

Microsoft is set to acquire security firm Hexadite for a cool $100 million Calcalist reported on Wednesday. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusettes, Hexadite conducts its research and development operations in Israel.