Tag: Policy

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Woman accused of Capital One hack had stolen data from 30 companies, authorities say

August 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a petition filed on August 13 in federal court in Seattle, the Justice Department asserted that Paige Thompson—the former Amazon employee accused of stealing data from Capital One credit card applications—had done far more, including “major cyber intrusions that […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Verizon sues city to avoid paying 5G fees, says the FCC has its back

August 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines. Verizon’s lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York on Thursday, claims that […]

Software, Tech

AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data

August 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence. Doctors like Chang often rely on eye […]

Networking Security, Security

Democratic senate campaign group exposed 6.2 million Americans’ emails

August 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A political campaign group working to elect Democratic senators left a spreadsheet containing the email addresses of 6.2 million Americans’ on an exposed server. Data breach researchers at security firm UpGuard found the data in late July, and traced the […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy

Pai’s FCC orders cities and towns to stop regulating cable broadband

August 2, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The Federal Communications Commission today ordered cities and towns across the country to stop regulating broadband delivered over cable networks. The vote to approve Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan also limits the fees that municipalities can charge cable companies. This could […]

Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Cybersecurity officials warn state and local agencies (again) to fend off ransomware

July 31, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety revealed that laptop computers in state police and Capitol police vehicles—as well as laptops used by Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (the officers who operate trucking scales and safety spot checks)—had been taken […]

Federal, Policy

Judge allows suit against AT&T after $24 million cryptocurrency theft

July 24, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

When Michael Terpin’s smartphone suddenly stopped working in June 2017, he knew it wasn’t a good sign. He called his cellular provider, AT&T, and learned that a hacker had gained control of his phone number. The stakes were high because […]

Networking, Tech

Huawei reportedly helped North Korea build out 3G network in secret

July 22, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A new report could ultimately prove another bombshell in Huawei’s on-going conflicts with the U.S. government. New documents obtained by The Washington Post tie the Chinese hardware giant to North Korea’s commercial 3G wireless network. If proven, the ties would […]

Federal, Mobile Security, Policy, Security

As Russian “FaceApp” gobbles up user photos, Schumer asks FBI to investigate

July 19, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for a federal investigation into FaceApp, saying the Russian-operated mobile application “could pose national security and privacy risks for millions of US citizens.” FaceApp for iOS and Android has been around since […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they’re targeted by nation-sponsored hackers

July 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it has notified almost 10,000 customers in the past year that they’re being targeted by nation-sponsored hackers. According to a post from Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Customer Security & Trust Tom Burt, about 84% […]