4G networks vulnerable, allowing hackers to intercept texts and eavesdrop on conversations

Positive Technologies’ research into 4G networks revealed that many vulnerabilities still exist, despite investment upgrading the UK to Diameter. Unaddressed, the flaws could allow hackers to intercept and divert SMS messages, eavesdrop on conversations and locate users via GPS. More pressingly, it highlights how DoS attacks on operator equipment could cause wide-scale network outages.

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Accounts locked in Delhi ransomware attack

News broke this morning that a ransomware attack has locked over 200 accounts across networks in Delhi. The cyber attack was reported on August 9th when staff at the publishing company found that they could not log into their user accounts, and could only use the “demo” account. This follows on from an attack last year on Mumbai’s police system, causing files to be encrypted.

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