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June 17, 2019
Deepfake Linkedin

A deepfake account with possible connections to foreign espionage activity has been identified on LinkedIn.

“Katie Jones” purported to be a senior researcher for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her well-connected profile on the professional social media site seemed legitimate, with connections that included a...

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June 13, 2019

Online invitation service Evite notified users about a data breach of user data that included names, usernames, email addresses, passwords, and mailing addresses.

The company disclosed the breach following the release of the affected data on the dark web. A hacker claimed to have access to 10 million user accounts. ...

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June 11, 2019
Maine Privacy Bill

Maine has passed a bill prohibiting ISPs from using and selling the data of internet users within the state.

The Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information is closely modeled on an Obama era FCC rule that prohibits internet service providers from collecting information on their customers. The rule was...

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June 6, 2019
Game of Thrones Data Breaches

HBO's hit series Game of Thrones is now history, but it will live on in the hearts, minds and social media interactions of its followers for some time to come. Before now the only thing GoT fans wanted besides a juicy spoiler was to know who would take the Iron Throne. How it all ended was something hackers spent significant time and...

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June 5, 2019
Russian troll activity

Online activity by Russian trolls in the lead-up to the 2016 election was significantly more widespread than initially estimated, cybersecurity firm Symantec concluded.

Symantec announced their findings following the analysis of a dataset released by Twitter in October 2018. The data, consisting of 3,900 accounts and 10 million tweets...

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June 4, 2019
Theta360 Data Breach

At least 11 million public and private photographs were found on an unsecured database connected to an online photo sharing service.

Researchers from VPNMentor discovered an online database that they traced back to Theta360, a photo service specializing in panoramic photos taken with Ricoh-brand cameras. The unsecured data contained...

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