Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Reporter

Patrick Howell O’Neill is a cybersecurity reporter for CyberScoop based in San Francisco.
Government

ISPs 'likely' helped infect targets of state surveillance

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 hours ago

A spying tool known as FinFisher is involved in a seven-country campaign that most likely involves "complicit" internet providers helping to infect targets of surveillance, according to researchers with the cybersecurity firm ESET.

Technology

Israeli startup touting 'the longest' range Wi-Fi spying tool in the world

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 12 hours ago

WiSpear's new product can grab Wi-Fi signals "the longest interception ranges" and can be designed to "integrate with any infection system."

Technology

New Android app lets people detect credit card skimmers at gas pumps

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 day ago

A free, open-source skimmer detection app is now available for Android devices.

Technology

Identity management firm SecureAuth acquired for $225 million, will merge with Core Security

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 day ago

The merger will result in a company with 360 employees, 1,500 customers and a name that won't be announced until 2018.

Technology

Viacom left master keys exposed on a public AWS server

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 days ago

"The potential nefarious acts made possible by this cloud leak could have resulted in grave reputational and business damages for Viacom, on a scale rarely seen."

Technology

Researchers steal bitcoin by exploiting SS7 vulnerabilities

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 days ago

The new research follows years of warnings and a significant hack against German banks last year.

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