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Israeli Defense Minister’s janitor “leaked” information to Iranian hackers

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Omri Goren Gorochovski gave the personal information of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to the Black Shadow hacker group.

Israeli counterintelligence officers Shabak (Shin Bet) detained a man who handed over photographs and personal data of Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz to an Iranian hacker group known as the Black Shadow.

According to court documents, 37-year-old Omri Goren Gorochovski has worked as a janitor at Gantz’s personal residence since June 2021. At the end of October, Gorochowski saw in the media reports of hacks carried out by Black Shadow, and decided to earn extra money. To this end, he contacted the group through its official Telegram channel, using a personal smartphone and giving himself an assumed name. In the conversation, Gorochovsky noted that he works in the minister’s house and can provide access to information and even offered to install malware on the official’s personal computer.

As confirmation, Goroczowski provided the hackers with several pictures taken at the Gantz house, including photos of the minister’s computers, tablets and smartphones, a box containing data related to the Israel Defense Forces and serial numbers, a case with a sticker indicating the IP address, a safe , presented to the Minister of military souvenirs, photographs of Gantz and his family, as well as documents on the payment of taxes.

After sending the photos to the hackers, Goroczowski deleted them from his smartphone along with the dialogue on Telegram. A few days later, the photos were posted on the website of the Iranian hacker group Moses Staff, prompting an investigation by the Israeli authorities.

Gorochovski was arrested on November 4 this year. As noted, earlier he was repeatedly prosecuted for a series of crimes, including burglary and bank robbery.

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4 TB of security from Samsung. External SSD T7 Shield is now available in a new version for 420 euros

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4 TB of security from Samsung External SSD T7 Shield

Samsung has decided to release a new version of its secure external SSD T7 Shield.

4 TB of security from Samsung.  External SSD T7 Shield is now available in a new version for 420 euros

The device was introduced almost a year ago in 1 and 2 TB versions. Now, a 4 TB modification is entering the market.

In Europe, they ask for 420 euros for such an SSD. For comparison, the prices for the younger versions are 135 and 220 euros.

Recall, T7 Shield offers a good level of protection. There is also protection against water and moisture (IP65), and protection against falls from a height of up to 3 meters. Actually, since this is a solid state drive, it is likely that it will survive a much more serious fall.

The device is equipped with a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 interface and offers read and write speeds of 1050 and 1000 MB/s, respectively. The device weighs only about 100 g.

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ChatGPT can be used to write viruses and ransomware – this was confirmed by information security specialists

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ChatGPT can be used to write viruses and ransomware

Network resources reported that examples appeared on the network of how the popular chat bot ChatGPT writes code for viruses. Network security company Check Point Research discovered this and said that the use of AI increases the danger from hackers. On the thematic forums, the first information about the successful writing of viruses using ChatGPT has already appeared.

ChatGPT can be used to write viruses and ransomware - this was confirmed by information security specialists

One example was a program that, after refinement, can be turned into “extortionist”. It can encrypt data on the user’s PC and will require payment for decryption. In a more advanced version of the program, penetration into the target server is provided, from where hackers already gain access to all the data of the victim

In addition, the neural network can write phishing emails – this has already been checked by Check Point Research specialists themselves. The letter also contained an Excel file with an embedded macro that was launched when the file was opened.

However, this is not all. Experts were able to get AI to create scripts for scanning network ports and other tools.

At the same time, Check Point Research believes that it is too early to say that ChatGPT has become a new tool for hackers, but the attacker community has already become interested in it. Note that earlier the system was already able to pretend to be a Linux machine, as well as write a number of programs and websites.

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“Germany has not taken seriously the security threat posed by China.” The country has increased dependence on Huawei

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Germany has not taken seriously the security threat posed by

Despite the huge number of sanctions imposed by the US and other countries against Huawei, Germany has only increased its dependence on this Chinese company.

Germany has not taken seriously the security threat posed by

According to a recent Strand Consult report cited by Reuters, Germany has become even more dependent on Huawei to build 5G infrastructure than it was when building 4G networks. More specifically, Huawei accounts for 59% of all 5G network equipment in Germany. We are talking about base stations and related equipment. For comparison, in the case of 4G networks, Huawei’s share in Germany is 57%. What’s interesting is the fact that Huawei’s share in this area is higher in Berlin than in Beijing, where the company faces serious competition from ZTE.

According to the report, there are signs that Germany has not taken seriously the security threat posed by China. At the same time, Huawei equipment is simply cheaper than analogues of European players in this market, which is why a number of countries, including Germany, continue to purchase Huawei products.

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