Minnesota Department of Human Services Reports Data Breach

The Minnesota Department of Human Services says a data breach potentially exposed personal information on up to 3,000 people. Commissioner Tony Lourey tells legislative leaders it happened Sept. 28 when...
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Facebook Takes Down Vast Iran-led Manipulation Campaign

Facebook said Thursday it took down hundreds of "inauthentic" accounts from Iran that were part of a vast manipulation campaign operating in more than 20 countries. The world's biggest social...
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GitHub Helps Developers Keep Dependencies Secure via Dependabot

Microsoft-owned GitHub informed developers on Thursday that they can easily ensure that the dependencies used by their applications are always secure and up to date through an integration of its...
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Firms That Sold Fake Social Media Activity Settle With New York State

Companies that sold fake social media activity have reached a settlement with the state of New York in a case that, for the first time, established such activity as illegal,...
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State Bank of India Leaves Millions of Customer Messages Exposed

The State Bank of India is the latest large organization to leave a database full of personal information exposed and accessible on the internet. While active hacking has led to...
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Dell Teams With CrowdStrike, Secureworks for New Endpoint Security Offering

Dell launches SafeGuard and Response product
Dell on Thursday announced that it has teamed up with its subsidiary Secureworks and CrowdStrike for a new endpoint security offering that includes threat prevention, detection and response services. The...
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Mac Malware Steals Browser Cookies, Sensitive Data

A recently discovered piece of Mac malware is targeting browser cookies associated with mainstream cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet service websites, as well as personal user information, Palo Alto Networks security...
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Why User Names and Passwords Are Not Enough

Security Leaders are Finally Recognizing How Big of a Problem Credential Compromises Are Over the past few years, it’s become evident that attackers are no longer “hacking” to carry out...
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Cloud Security Firm Aporeto Raises $20 Million

Cloud security firm Aporeto on Wednesday announced that it raised $20 million in a Series B funding round, which brings the total raised by the company to date to $34.5...
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The Tricky Balance in Declining or Accepting Online Payments

False positives are one of the biggest problems for security controls. In malware detection they interrupt work and divert incident response away from real issues. But in ecommerce and financial...
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U.S. Takes Aim at North Korea's Joanap Botnet

U.S. Government Announces Initiative to Disrupt Joanap Botnet Associated With North Korean Regime  The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that it is working on taking down the Joanap botnet. Using...
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Employee Data Compromised in Airbus Breach

Aircraft maker Airbus on Wednesday revealed that information on some of its employees was compromised as a result of a data breach. According to the company, it detected an intrusion...
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Huawei: How the Telecoms Giant is Seen Around the World

US charges against Chinese telecoms giant Huawei have cranked up tensions between the world's two biggest economies, but the company is already facing obstructions around the world over alleged cyber-security...
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Firefox 65 Brings Improved Privacy Protections

Mozilla this week released the stable version of Firefox 65 with privacy protection improvements, patches, and other security enhancements inside.  The browser has been offering content blocking settings to users...
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Yahoo Breach Settlement Rejected by Judge

Yahoo breach settlement rejected
A U.S. judge has rejected the settlement between Yahoo and users impacted by the massive data breaches suffered by the company, citing, among other things, inadequate disclosure of the settlement...
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Facebook Paid Users to Track Smartphone Use: Report

Facebook paid users, including teens, to track their smartphone activity as part of an effort to glean more data that could help the social network's competition efforts, according to a...
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Travel Search Website Skyscanner Launches Bug Bounty Program

Skyscanner bug bounty rewards
Travel search website Skyscanner announced on Wednesday the launch of a public bug bounty program with rewards of up to $2,000 per vulnerability. Skyscanner has been running a private bug...
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Bangladesh to Sue Philippine Bank Over $81M Cyber Heist

Bangladesh will Wednesday file a lawsuit in New York against a Philippine bank over its involvement in one of the biggest-ever cyber heists, the country's central bank governor said. Unidentified...
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Internet Society Publishes Privacy Code of Conduct

In his Time magazine article from two weeks ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared that people deserve privacy online. "Consumers shouldn't have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing...
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Encryption Firm Fortanix Raises $23 Million

Fortanix, a California-based company that specializes in encrypting data and applications, on Wednesday announced that it raised $23 million in a Series B funding round, which brings the total funding...
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