NYC Subway Implements AI Surveillance to Spot Fare Evaders: Privacy Concerns Raised

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has introduced AI-powered surveillance software at several New York City subway stations to combat fare evasion. The software is currently operational at seven undisclosed locations, with around 24 more expected to follow suit by the year’s end.   The move comes after fare evasion cost the MTA an estimated $285 […]

Google-Owned VirusTotal Suffers Data Leak, Over 5,000 Users Including Intelligence Agencies Affected

VirusTotal, a Google-owned service, has experienced a significant data breach, impacting over 5,600 users, including high-ranking officials from the US Department of Justice, NSA, FBI, and German intelligence agencies. The security incident was first disclosed by Der Spiegel and Der Standard on Jul 20th.   Names and email addresses of those affected, originating from a variety of professions […]

Chinese Hackers Breach U.S. Ambassador to China’s Email in Espionage Campaign

Chinese hackers, identified as Storm-0558, have reportedly compromised the email accounts of Nicholas Burns, the U.S. Ambassador to China, and Daniel Kritenbrink, the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, in a recent cyber-espionage operation. The attack was linked to the broader hacking campaign targeting US federal agencies, including the State and Commerce Departments, according […]