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January 23, 2019

A Google offshoot is trying to teach people to be more circumspect about phishing attempts.

Jigsaw, an incubator owned by Google parent company Alphabet, has released an online quiz that displays examples of phishing emails side by side with legitimate ones and asks users to guess which is which. The quiz uses real-world phishing campaigns, including the Russian hack that gained access to the email account of John Podesta,...

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January 18, 2019
FBI leak

A massive leak of unprotected data on a server belonging to the Oklahoma Securities Commission was discovered in December 2018.

Three terabytes of data were leaked, including evidence from hundreds of FBI investigations. Details in the material gone walkabout included financial transactions, emails relating to cases as well as letters from witnesses. Also included were email archives spanning 17 years, thousands of social security numbers,...

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January 15, 2019

U.S. citizens are more vulnerable to the effects of identity theft and scams as a result of the ongoing government shutdown.

The two primary websites created by the government as resources for victims of identity theft, IdentityTheft.gov and FTC.gov/complaint, are currently offline as part of the partial shutdown of the Federal Trade...

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January 14, 2019

AT&T and T-Mobile announced that in March 2019 they would stop selling user location data to third parties. The announcements came on the heels of a Motherboard article that reported on the ability to track individual cellular phones via “location aggregator” companies with access to mobile customer information.

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January 9, 2019
Government Shutdown

The ongoing shutdown of the U.S. Government has impacted federal cybersecurity according to several reports. The roughly 800,000 federal workers currently on furloughinclude:

45% of staff from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security...
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January 7, 2019

Hackers have published the personal data and documents of hundreds of German politicians and celebrities online.

The data breach was announced by the German government. It included personally identifiable information of politicians and other public figures, and included credit card numbers, email addresses, mobile phone numbers, chat transcripts, and photos of identification.

The information was leaked over the last several weeks...

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