Japan Digital Currency Exchange Hacked, Losing $60 Million

TOKYO (AP) — Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday. Tech Bureau Corp. said a server...
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China Arrests Suspect for Customer Data Leak at Accor Partner

Shanghai police have arrested a man in connection with a data leak at NASDAQ-listed Chinese hotelier Huazhu Group after the suspect failed to sell the information online. The 30-year-old suspect...
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Department of Defense Releases New Cyber Strategy

The U.S. Department of Defense this week released its 2018 cyber strategy, which outlines how the organization plans on implementing the country’s national security and defense strategies in cyberspace. The...
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Facebook Boosts Protections for Political Candidates

Facebook this week revealed new tools that are aimed to defend users associated with US political campaigns ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The social platform, which has taken various...
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Report Reveals Widespread Use of Pegasus Spyware

As part of a 2-year investigation into NSO Group’s sophisticated Pegasus spyware, Citizen Lab has identified 45 countries where operators might be leveraging the malware to conduct surveillance operations. First...
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Card Data-Scraping Magecart Code Found on Newegg

North American tech-focused e-retailer Newegg appears to be the latest e-commerce website to have been found infected with the Magecart credit card data-scraping code. Magecart attacks aren’t new, and RiskIQ...
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Lawmaker: US Senate, Staff Targeted by State-Backed Hackers

Foreign government hackers continue to target the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate’s security office has refused to defend them, a lawmaker says....
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Adobe Patches Code Execution, Other Flaws in Acrobat and Reader

Updates released on Wednesday by Adobe for the Windows and macOS versions of Acrobat and Reader address a total of 7 vulnerabilities, including a critical flaw that can allow arbitrary...
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Patching Not Enough; Organizations Must Adopt Zero-Trust Practices: Report

Hackers Can Gain Network Access Via Social Engineering and Wait for New Zero-Day Exploits to Elevate Their Privilege At Black Hat 2017, privileged access firm Thycotic surveyed 250 hackers to...
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NSA Leak Fuels Rise in Hacking for Crypto Mining: Report

Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday. A report by...
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Click2Gov Attacks on U.S. Cities Attributed to Previously Unknown Group

A previously unknown financially motivated threat group is believed to be behind a series of attacks whose goal was to obtain payment card data from U.S. cities relying on Click2Gov...
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New Tool Helps G Suite Admins Uncover Security Threats

Google on Tuesday announced the general availability of a tool that helps G Suite customers identify security issues within their domains, and take action. Referred to as Investigation tool, the...
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Cloudflare Helps Boost DNSSEC Adoption as Key Rollover Nears

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Cloudflare announced on Monday the introduction of a new feature that will allow some users to enable the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) protocol with the click of a...
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Privacy Protection Means Encryption at the Application Layer

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Comprehensive Data Security Measures Should Include a Formal Process for Application Security and Vulnerability Assessment  Encryption is a popular topic with recent regulatory emphasis on “pseudonymisation and encryption of personal...
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Fidelis Cybersecurity Raises $25 Million

Fidelis Cybersecurity , a Bethesda, MD-based company that provides automated threat detection and response solutions, on Tuesday announced that it secured a $25 million growth capital investment. The funding, which...
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Destructive Xbash Linux Malware Targets Enterprise Intranets

A newly discovered piece of Linux malware that features both ransomware and crypto-currency mining capabilities appears designed to target enterprise intranets, Palo Alto Networks security researchers say. Dubbed Xbash and...
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Critical Vulnerability Impacts Hundreds of Thousands of IoT Cameras

A critical vulnerability in NUUO software could allow attackers to remotely view video feeds and tamper with the recordings of hundreds of thousands of surveillance cameras, Tenable reveals. The bug,...
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iOS 12 Brings Patches for 16 Security Vulnerabilities

Apple this week officially released iOS 12, which patches various vulnerabilities in the mobile operating system (OS) and brings improved performance and other enhancements. The tech giant also pushed updates...
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Swiss, Russian FMs to Meet Next Week on Spy Row

Switzerland's foreign minister said Monday that he will meet his Russian counterpart next week after details emerged of alleged attempts by two Russian spies to hack sensitive Swiss targets. Swiss...
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Georgia's Use of Electronic Voting Machines Allowed for Midterms

Judge Amy Totenberg ruled Monday that the state of Georgia's existing plans for the midterm elections to be conducted via some 27,000 Diebold AccuVote DRE touchscreen voting machines must stand....
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