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Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later

September 14, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almost any Windows machine around the world. It didn’t take […]


Federal, Policy

Paul Manafort to Plead Guilty Ahead of Second Trial

September 14, 2018

Via: Fortune

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty to federal crimes. Should his plea be accepted by a judge, Manafort will dodge a second trial, which was due to begin later this month and had the […]


Mobile Security, Security

Three state-level cases are primed to mold the future of mobile privacy

September 13, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Three judicial cases brought to the Massachusetts Supreme Court this month will influence the enforcement of mobile data privacy cases nationwide. Other states are expected to pay close attention to the rulings, which will help clarify the intersection between traditional […]


Federal, Policy

House panel takes up slate of DHS cyber, tech bills

September 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The House Homeland Security Committee is expected to advance a series of bills that will impact DHS operations and infrastructure on topics ranging from bug bounties to drones. In a session slated for Sept. 13, lawmakers will amend and vote […]


Operations Security, Security

FINRA takes down an unregistered cryptocurrency security

September 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

FINRA, the non-profit organization that tasks itself with policing the securities industry, is charging Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Mass. with fraud and unlawful distribution of unregistered cryptocurrency securities. Ayre claimed that users could buy equity in his company, Rocky […]


Federal, Policy

Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee

September 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

If you weren’t done watching tech giants get grilled by lawmakers, mark your calendar for September 26 in what’s expected to be another riveting round of questioning. Policy chiefs from AT&T and Charter, along with senior executives at Apple, Amazon, […]


Software, Tech

PayPal debuts Funds Now, instant payouts for sellers on its platform

September 11, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

PayPal, now with 19.5 million businesses and 250 million customers using its payment rails to sell and buy goods and services, is today taking the wraps off a new feature that it hopes will bring more transactions to its platform. […]


Federal, Policy

First IoT security bill reaches governor’s desk in California

September 11, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The first Internet of Things (IoT) security bill in the US has been approved in California at the end of August and has now reached the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The bill, SB-327, was introduced in February […]


Data Center, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

Golden State senators want answers on data throttling

September 10, 2018

Via: FCW

California’s Senate delegation is demanding details from telecommunications carriers about their data policies in the wake of reported data “throttling” of Santa Clara firefighters battling a massive July wildfire in the state. In a Sept. 6 letter to top executives […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

LuckyMouse uses malicious NDISProxy Windows driver to target gov’t entities

September 10, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The LuckyMouse advanced persistent threat (APT) is back with a twist in tactics that harnesses LeagSoft certificates to spread Trojans by way of malicious NDISProxy drivers. It was back in June that researchers discovered that LuckyMouse, also known as EmissaryPanda […]