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November 19, 2018
GDPR

Microsoft’s flagship Office suite has been gathering user data in violation of the European Union’s GDPR, Dutch regulators have determined.

Telemetry information harvested from versions of Office 2016 and Office 365 (including the web-based version) included content from documents and email subject lines, and was sent without informing or receiving consent from EU-based users to US-based servers. The potential for the collection and storage...

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November 14, 2018

The still undecided race for governor of Georgia exposed a number of election security vulnerabilities and problems in the state’s election processes, revealing one of the most poorly secured and maintained systems in the country.

As part of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, Georgia was revealed to be a target. In other news, the state’s entire database of 6.7 million voters was shown by a...

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November 9, 2018

Whether or not you believe that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election seems to have entered the twilight zone, where the same shred of concrete evidence is simultaneously elevated to "...

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November 7, 2018
HSBC Data Breach

HSBC sent a letter to an unknown number of U.S. customers of the bank on November 2, notifying them that their personal information may have compromised in a data breach. The letter said that online accounts had been accessed by unauthorized users between October 4, 2018 and October 14, 2018.

The letter warned that information breached may include, “full name...

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November 5, 2018

The international soccer league FIFA announced it had been hacked earlier this year and is bracing itself for a potential data breach.

This latest cyber incident marks the second major successful hack on the organization, the first reported in 2017. That attack was attributed to a Russian hacking group alternately called Fancy Bear and APT28.

News of this new hack was made public after FIFA documents were published on a website called...

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November 1, 2018

The Israeli evening news Hadashot reported that Iran “is again facing a [Stuxnet-like] attack, from a more violent, more advanced and more sophisticated virus than before.” According to sketchy reports, the attack  hit infrastructure and strategic networks.

Stuxnet was a worm believed to be the product of a U.S./Israel...

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