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Cybersecurity

April 10, 2019
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Unless you live under a bottle cap rusting on the bottom of Loon Lake, you know that if you're concerned about privacy, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the gift that keeps on taking.

A week after it landed with a curious (and most likely spurious) thud, Zuckerberg's announcement...

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April 8, 2019
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Multiple sales subsidiaries of Toyota Motor Corp. were breached in an apparent cyberattack that may have leaked the personal information of up to 3.1 million people in the Tokyo area.

Toyota announced the possible breach as being the result of “unauthorized access” to a network server containing customer information in late March, but explained that they were unable to confirm if any data was actually lost.

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April 3, 2019
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A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a thumb drive containing malware was arrested by Secret Service agents after gaining entry to President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort.

The woman, Yujing Zhang, initially claimed to be on the premises to use a swimming pool, but later said she had arrived early for a United Nations Chinese American Association Event when questioned by a...

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April 2, 2019
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A report issued by the British government has concluded that products developed and manufactured by the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei present significant security risks.

Assembled by the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) and presented to the UK National Security Adviser, the report found that on a wide range of security issues related to both its software and engineering, Huawei has failed to maintain adequate protections.

“Poor software engineering...

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March 29, 2019
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Florida police officer Leonel Marines resigned after a police investigation revealed the 12-year veteran of the Bradenton Police Department had been using police databases like a dating app to locate potential women for fun and maybe more. He’d been doing it for years.

While it’s surprising this 5-0 Romeo actually got some dates playing fast and loose with his access to...

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March 22, 2019
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency directive in January 2019 giving government agencies ten days to verify that they weren't compromised by DNS hijacking. A few days later, the...

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March 13, 2019
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Congress proposed a bill to improve the security of internet-enabled devices called the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019. 

The bipartisan legislation is aimed at establishing standards for any internet-connected device acquired by or used by an employee of the federal government. IoT devices have long been a weak point in the cybersecurity of agencies and...

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February 27, 2019
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The infrastructure at the core of the internet is vulnerable to attack from state-sponsored hackers, its governing body warned

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), charged with overseeing Domain Name Systems (DNS), published an announcement that companies have moved too slowly to adopt security standards that would have mitigated several recent large-scale cyberattacks.

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February 15, 2019
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Dailymotion is a Paris-based video-sharing rival of YouTube. The site gets about 300 million unique visitors a month who watch an estimated 3.5 billion videos. While that’s a fraction of YouTube’s nearly 2 billion uniques, it makes a perfectly good target for a hacker.

Dailymotion announced “a large-scale computer attack aimed at compromising the data of its users,” on ...

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February 8, 2019
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The Chinese government-linked hacking group APT10 is continuing its campaign against US and European businesses with increasingly sophisticated tactics and strategies, warn officials from the Department of Homeland Security.

The group is thought to be responsible for recent cyber-espionage campaigns against a U.S. law firm, an international apparel company, and...

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