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Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

AT&T plans thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., rest of WarnerMedia

October 9, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T is planning thousands of layoffs at HBO, Warner Bros., and other parts of WarnerMedia as part of a plan to cut costs by up to 20 percent, The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday. WarnerMedia is what used to be […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Elusive hacker-for-hire group Bahamut linked to historical attack campaigns

October 9, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Attack attribution is one of the most difficult aspects of malware research and it’s not uncommon for different security companies to attribute attack campaigns to different threat actors only to later discover that they were the work of the same […]


Policy, State & Local

DHS closes in on new compensation rules for cyber talent

October 8, 2020

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is making headway with a cybersecurity talent management system, top agency IT officials said, but it is a painstaking job to re-engineer the agency’s long-standing hiring processes. The agency is working to change hiring regulations […]


Federal, Policy

These households can expect a tax increase under Biden’s tax plan

October 8, 2020

Via: CNBC

Taxes could rise for the wealthiest households in a Joe Biden presidency. However, you might want to think twice before making any dramatic moves. Indeed, Biden’s tax plan was a topic of discussion during the debate between vice president Mike […]


Federal, Policy

Coinbase sees 5% of employees depart in wake of politics controversy

October 8, 2020

Via: Fortune

The cryptocurrency giant Coinbase has been in a media firestorm since its outspoken CEO Brian Armstrong published a blog post two weeks ago exhorting employees to refrain from politics in the workplace. The post, which appears to have been touched […]


Operations Security, Security

European antitrust regulators settle with Broadcom a year after ‘interim measures’ flex

October 7, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

A European antitrust probe of chipmaker Broadcom has been settled at an impressive clip, a little over a year after formally kicking off. The Commission announced today it has accepted commitments from the U.S. chipmaker to suspend all existing agreements […]


Policy, State & Local

The Justice Department May Have Violated Attorney General Barr’s Own Policy Memo

October 7, 2020

Via: Government Executive

When the Justice Department recently publicized an ongoing investigation into potentially improperly discarded Trump ballots, critics accused it of violating long-standing agency policy against interfering in an election. But the unusual decision to publicly detail the Pennsylvania case may also […]


Networking Security, Security

Chrome 86 arrives with a slew of new security features

October 7, 2020

Via: TechSpot

The highlight feature is support for the ‘.well-known/change-password’ file. Should Google detect that one of your saved passwords was part of a security breach, you’ll be prompted to change it. Not only are you informed of the danger, but Google […]


Policy, State & Local

John McAfee arrested, indicted on tax evasion charges, sued for fraud

October 6, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Noted cybersecurity eccentric John McAfee is under arrest in Spain awaiting extradition to the United States after being indicted on federal tax evasion charges. The Department of Justice unsealed the indictment (PDF) yesterday following McAfee’s arrest by Spanish authorities at […]


Operations Security, Security

New FBI strategy seeks to disrupt threat actors, help defenders through better coordination

October 6, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Last week, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a joint announcement about the potential threat that foreign-backed online journals pose in spreading misinformation ahead of the crucial 2020 US presidential […]