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August 19, 2019
Texas Ransomware

The local governments and agencies from twenty-three Texas towns were hit by a coordinated ransomware campaign last week. 

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) became aware of the ransomware campaign after being contacted by the municipal governments of several towns that were unable to access critical files. The DIR has...

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August 15, 2019
Capital One Breach

Hacker Paige Thomson, main suspect in the recent Capital One data breach, may also be responsible for hacking as many as 30 other companies and organizations. 

Prosecutors from the Seattle U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the discovery of data from more than 30 targeted entities in the bedroom of Paige Thompson, who was arrested in...

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August 13, 2019
Facebook transcribing user audio

Facebook hired hundreds of third-party contractors to transcribe recordings of the site’s users, according to Bloomberg. 

The social media giant hired the contractors to transcribe audio gleaned from its Messenger app in order to ensure the accuracy of its artificial intelligence-based voice recognition software. It has since...

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August 12, 2019

If you missed the news about Russian-owned FaceApp going viral, you've probably been vacationing on the coast of a dust pond on the dark side of the moon. It highlights the general lack of privacy laws out there, and may herald the start of meaningful legislation.

FaceApp allows users to tap into the power of...

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August 9, 2019
Election systems vulnerable

Security researchers have announced the discovery of several election systems across the country connected to the internet that are vulnerable to hacking.

As a security policy, voting machines and election systems are supposed to remain disconnected from the internet, or “air-gapped,” unless they are transmitting data. This is to prevent...

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August 8, 2019
Honda database leak

An unsecured database containing 40 gigabytes of data belonging to the Honda Motor Company was discovered recently.

The data contained employee information, including names, email addresses, and employee IDs, as well as sensitive network information detailing the security status of connected computers. Among those exposed in the leak was...

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