Blackberry, Microsoft, VoiceVantage™ concur; Government and Public Sector Attacks Up Significantly

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Boston, Massachusetts. (November 20, 2023)  Frances M. Lynch, CEO of THC Technologies Corporation, a private corporation engaged in the global biometrics solutions market and owners of VoiceVantage™, today stated, “March to May 2023 saw a 40% increase in attacks targeting government agencies and the public sector. As well as a 13% increase in novel malware samples compared to the same period last year, according to Blackberry.”

The Blackberry report states these actors focus on targeting government agencies, military organizations, businesses, and financial institutions, frequently adapting their techniques to make their attacks harder to detect and defend against.

https://www.blackberry.com/us/en/solutions/threat-intelligence/2023/threat-intelligence-report-august

Microsoft recently confirmed that a cybercriminal gained access to unclassified government email accounts as part of a campaign that affected about 25 organizations, including federal agencies. The hackers used Microsoft's Outlook Web Access in Exchange Online and Outlook.com to access the unclassified email accounts.

https://www.techtarget.com/searchsecurity/news/366544735/Microsoft-Government-agencies-breached-in-email-attacks 

https://duo.com/decipher/microsoft-china-based-hackers-accessed-u-s-government-emails

It is ever more important given this significant increase in attacks and potential network vulnerabilities to secure all internet access. All VoiceVantage™ products provide the same unmatched security features and benefits. Our extensive product portfolio and specialized consulting expertise support security authorities worldwide. Our solutions strengthen identity protection and our unmatched speed and accuracy accelerate verifications ensuring timely, accurate and secure facilities access as well as protecting all levels and methods of communication security.

 

VoiceVantage™ VoiceCheck™ Specifications  

Phrase Length and Speech Print Size:
1-2 seconds
7-10K
Verification Data/Time:
1 individual phrase 1.4 milliseconds
1 phrase, 2000+ verifications per second on Intel Core i7-7500U @ 2.70GHz
(based on simultaneous use).
Sample Types:
16-bit signed and unsigned linear
8-bit signed and unsigned linear
8-bit mu-law and a-law
Sample Rate:
8, 11.025 or 16 KHz
Interfaces:
Direct C++ API calls (Windows, Linux), .NET (Windows), Java (Windows, Linux, Android), Objective C (iOS, macOS), Swift (iOS, macOS)
Database Access:
VoiceCheck™ ODBC allows storage of all VoiceCheck™ data in a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS). Currently the following RDBMSs are supported:

RDBMS Version Windows Linux Notes
Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Linux tested using connection to database instance running
on windows
MySQL 8.0.28 Windows tested using connection to database instance
running on Linux
Oracle 21c Linux tested using connection to database instance running
on Windows
PostgreSQL 12.10 Windows tested using connection to database instance
running on Windows

Supported Languages:
C++, C#, Java, Objective C, Swift
Sample Code:
Demo applications in all supported languages are provided as usage examples to streamline integration
Supported Development Environments:
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, GNU G++ 9.3.0 (Linux), Eclipse, Xcode release 12.3, Android SDK version
10.0(Q) API Level 29 Revision 5, Android Studio release 4.1
Minimum System Requirements:
Windows: Intel i5 or equivalent or higher, 2GB RAM, standard, microphone, and sound card Windows 7
or Higher
Linux: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Android: Lollipop 5.0.2
macOS: OS X Yosemite