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Attacks & Breaches, Security

HackerOne breach lets outside hacker read customers’ private bug reports

December 4, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

As a leading vulnerability reporting platform, HackerOne has paid hackers more than $23 million on behalf of more than 100 customers, including Twitter, Slack, and the US Pentagon. The company’s position also gives it access to unimaginable amounts of sensitive […]


Operations Security, Security

Developer faces prison time for giving blockchain talk in North Korea

December 3, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The prominent hacker and Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was arrested by the US government Friday after he spoke at an April conference on blockchain technologies in North Korea. The US government considers his presentation to be a transfer of technology—and […]


Operations Security, Security

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

December 2, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, which […]


Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Firefox-maker Mozilla details internet security and privacy projects

November 26, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Browser-maker Mozilla has set out the details of its ongoing efforts to promote internet privacy, alongside details of the revenue it has generated from its various internet search deals. The majority of Mozilla Corporation revenue is generated from global browser […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A new era of cyber warfare: Russia’s Sandworm shows “we are all Ukraine” on the internet

November 25, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Speakers at this year’s CyberwarCon conference dissected a new era of cyber warfare, as nation-state actors turn to a host of new advanced persistent threat (APT) strategies, tools and tactics to attack adversaries and spy on domestic dissidents and rivals. […]


Networking Security, Security

The EU says security is not the only concern when it comes to 5G

November 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Aside from security risks, European governments should consider the wider consequences of handing out contracts to 5G suppliers, according to an EU document seen by CNBC and one which could have repercussions for the Chinese firm, Huawei, that is under […]


Networking Security, Security, Software, Tech

Microsoft Among Companies Granted U.S. License to Sell Software to Huawei

November 22, 2019

Via: Fortune

Microsoft Corp. said it was granted a license to do business with China’s Huawei Technologies. “On November 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce granted Microsoft’s request for a license to export mass-market software to Huawei,” the Redmond, Wash.-based company said […]


Networking Security, Security

It’s the user’s fault if a Ring camera violates your privacy, Amazon says

November 21, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Amazon subsidiary Ring, which makes home surveillance equipment and cameras, has “partnerships” with more than 600 law enforcement agencies nationwide, allowing those police access to users’ footage. And while Ring says it sets terms around how and when it will […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

‘User education’ key to prevent ransomware, says state cyber commander

November 21, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The commander of the Louisiana National Guard’s cyber protection unit said Tuesday that the greatest threat to the state-government networks his team is tasked with protecting is that users still unknowingly clicking malicious links that activate attacks like ransomware. “There’s […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Researchers see spike in “out of season” IRS-impersonating phishing attacks

November 20, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Tax return scammers usually strike early in the year, when they can turn the personal information of victims into fraudulent tax refund claims. But members of Akamai’s threat research team found a recent surge in “off-season” phishing attacks masquerading as […]