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March 20, 2019
Patient Data Breach

A health company’s unprotected server exposed over six million health records in the last 12 months.

Meditlab, an electronic medical record company, left a server for electronic faxes completely unprotected since bringing it online in March 2018. This meant that any information transmitted between medical offices, including records,...

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March 18, 2019
Employment scam

Employment fraud is currently the most prevalent scam targeting consumers, according to Better Business Bureau report.

The scams primarily target job-seekers with promises of great job opportunities and high pay. One victim in Montana was approached by what appeared to be a courier service offering him more than $70,000 per year to...

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March 13, 2019
IoT Cybersecurity Bill

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...

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March 12, 2019
Citrix hack

Citrix, a major network software company, had its internal network compromised by what appears to be an international hacking campaign.

The company was alerted to the cyberattack by the FBI earlier this month.

“While not confirmed, the FBI has advised that the hackers likely used a tactic known as password spraying, a technique...

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March 8, 2019
NSA Wiretapping

The National Security Agency has stopped a controversial domestic surveillance program, according to a senior congressional aide.

The program monitored the metadata of domestic calls in bulk (including dates, locations, times, and parties involved) in an effort to identify potential terrorist activity. While it was implemented by the...

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March 7, 2019

The sitcom "Happy Days" was pretty much doomed when the Fonz, wearing swim trunks and a leather jacket, stepped into that waterski and jumped a shark. That episode now epitomizes the over-reach that sends television shows on a downhill trajectory.

The Internet of Things (IoT) found a still better foothold in consumer...

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