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August 6, 2018
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Facebook stock was up 2.5 percent today on news reported by the Wall Street Journal that the company is looking into ways to incorporate user’s financial information into their platform.

The initial story reported by the Wall Street Journal indicated that the banking customer data was to be integrated into the larger Facebook platform, but Facebook has...

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August 3, 2018
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One of the world’s largest websites has announced a security compromise. Reddit, the self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet,” announced a security breach that occurred over a three-day period in June.

What Happened

The hacker or hackers bypassed the site’s 2-Factor Authentication associated with several employees credentialed to access sensitive data and used that access to take email addresses, server logs, and a decade-old...

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July 27, 2018
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Through a website bug, LifeLock, Symantec’s identity theft protection service, has reportedly exposed millions of customers email addresses exposing millions to possible identity thieves and phishing scams.

In wake of this news, we would like to share tips on how to protect yourself from phishing scams:

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July 26, 2018
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In a revelation that is sure to send shockwaves through the cybersecurity community, investigative journalist Brian Krebs has reported a vulnerability on LifeLock’s website permitted the indexing of email addresses associated with millions of its customer accounts.

The bug makes it possible to unsubscribe LifeLock users from company dispatches, but of much more serious import here is the inexpert way the LifeLock leaked what is an increasingly vulnerable piece of personally...

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July 24, 2018
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Russian hackers have successfully infiltrated the control system rooms of U.S. electrical utilities, the Department of Homeland Security announced earlier this week.

Suspected hacking groups Dragonfly and Energetic Bear infiltrated their targets using common methods including spear-phishing and watering-hole attacks. They first targeted third-party vendors associated with the utilities, which they then leveraged to steal credentials and gain access to operating...

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July 20, 2018
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LabCorp Diagnostics, one of the biggest medical diagnostic companies in the U.S., disclosed that it was investigating a data breach that may have occurred on their networks.

While LabCorp isn’t a household name, there’s a good chance they’ve handled some of your medical records or those belonging to someone you know. As listed on their website, the company handles “more than 115 million patient encounters per year [and] processes tests on more than 2.5 million patient specimens per...

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July 19, 2018
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Election Systems and Software (ES&S), the nation’s largest manufacturer of voting machines, has admitted they installed potentially compromising backdoor software on machines sold over a six-year period.

The admission came by way of a letter to Senator Ron Wyden. The software, pcAnywhere, was sold on voting machines between 2000 and 2006. This admission directly contradicts statements made by the company in February, when they insisted that they had never used the remote access...

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July 9, 2018
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Timehop, an app for archiving social media activities, was breached on July 4. The breach compromised data for 21 million users from the company’s cloud environment including names, email addresses, and the phone numbers for roughly a quarter of them.

In an email to their users, Timehop stated: “The damage was limited because of our long-standing commitment to only use the data we absolutely need to provide our service. Timehop has never stored your credit card or...

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June 25, 2018
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South Carolina became the first state to pass a law requiring all insurance entities to create and maintain a cybersecurity and data breach response program.  

Among the law’s provisions is a requirement to notify the state government within 72 hours in the event of a breach or cybersecurity event affecting 250 or more people, the protection of policyholder’s personally identifiable information, and an annual statement detailing their breach response plan.  

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June 20, 2018
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Two of Google’s most widely sold IoT devices have a privacy problem that makes it possible for hackers to pinpoint their location. Security experts Brian Krebs and Craig Young reported the findings that Google Home and Chromecast both allow unauthenticated traffic to the devices, which can return that location’s device.

This privacy gaffe presents a serious threat. Utilizing Google’s comprehensive archive of Wi-Fi network maps all around the world, geolocation can be read without the...

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