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Planet-Hacking Became More Urgent And Terrifying Than Ever This Year

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Over 40,000 Credentials For Government Portals Found Online

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A Russian cyber-security firm says it discovered login credentials for more than 40,000 accounts on government portals in more than 30 countries. The data includes usernames and cleartext passwords, and the...
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Congressional Committee Slams Equifax In Report On Data Breach

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James Martin/CNET Equifax didn't take steps to prevent a massive data breach in 2017 that allowed hackers to steal the personal information of 147.7 million Americans from its servers. It wasn't...
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Volkswagen Giveaway Scam Peddles Ad Networks

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Latest Google+ Flaw Leads Chocolate Factory To Shut Down Site Early

Google says it will be speeding up the dismantling of its Google+ social network following the discovery of a new security bug that affected 52.5 million users. The Chocolate Factory maintains...
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FBI Opens Criminal Investigation Into Net Neutrality Fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the use of stolen identities in public comments on the government's repeal of net neutrality rules, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday . The investigation focuses...
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Microsoft Calls For Facial Recognition Tech Regulation

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Data Breaches In The Last 30 Days Affect A Billion People

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Amazon Reportedly Fires Workers In Seller Scam Crackdown

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Amazon reportedly dismissed workers in the US and India. Ben Fox Rubin/CNET Amazon reportedly fired workers in the US and India for allegedly giving internal data to independent sellers linked to...
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These Hackers Are Using Android Surveillance Malware To Target Opponents Of The Syrian Government

Hackers working on behalf of the Syrian government are targeting political opponents with surveillance malware being distributed in trojanised versions of messaging applications including WhatsApp and Telegram. The Syrian Electronic Army...
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Australia Passes Encryption-Breaking Laws

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian police can now order tech firms to access the encrypted messages of suspects Australia has passed controversial laws designed to compel technology companies to...
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OpSec Mistake Brings Down Network Of Dark Web Money Counterfeiter

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Image: Europol European law enforcement agencies scored a big win this week against criminals active on the Dark Web. In a press release today, Europol revealed that police in 13 countries...
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Someone Defaced Linux.org With Goatse

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Someone took control of the Linux.org website and replaced its content with a picture of a person stretching their anus —a re-enactment of an obscene historic meme known as “Goatse”—and a...
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Marriott To Reimburse Some Guests For Passports After Breach

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A Marriott spokesperson said the hotel chain is working on a way to reimburse some users for the costs of getting new passports if they're one of the persons whose data...
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The Internet Reacts To Australia's Anti-Encryption Bill

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Earlier today Australia's House of Representatives passed the Assistance and Access Bill, which is also known as the Anti-Encryption Bill. Concerns over the rushed Bill are high - especially as the...
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Humble Bundle Breach Could Be First Step In Wider Attack

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Sometimes a basic data breach is just the first step in a larger campaign. That appears to be the case with the gaming subscription site Humble Bundle, which began informing its...
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ESET Discovers 21 New Linux Malware Variants

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Although Linux is a much more secure operating system compared to the more widely used Windows, it is not impervious to misconfigurations and malware infections. Over the past decade, the number...
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Facebook Defends Mark Zuckerberg's Exposed Emails

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has faced several scandals over the course of 2018 Facebook's staff feel like they are under siege. Every few days there seems to be...
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Ransomware Abettor Sentenced

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December 6, 2018 No, it was not the FBI that locked the screens of computer users and demanded payment for fines as the ransomware known as Reveton claimed on the machines...
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Canadian 1-800-FLOWERS Operation Discloses Four Year Breach

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The Canadian retail operations of 1-800-FLOWERS has disclosed a four-year data breach affecting customers who purchased goods on its website, warning that payment card data was exposed. The company 1873349 Ontario,...
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