Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:59:54 +0000

Federal prosecutors this week charged a Seattle woman with stealing data from more than 100 million credit applications made with Capital One Financial Corp. Incredibly, much of this breached played out publicly over several months on social media and other open online platforms. What follows is a closer look at the accused, and what this incident may mean for consumers and businesses.

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Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:45:12 +0000

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:54:56 +0000

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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Cooperating apps and automatic permissions are setting you up for failure

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2019 16:53:10 +0000

Apps that cooperate and share permissions might seem convenient, but are they worth the security and privacy risk?

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A week in security (June 17 – 23)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:29:46 +0000

A roundup of security news from June 17–23, including Android attacks, IoT mishaps, cities under fire from ransomware, and much more.

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Report: No ‘Eternal Blue’ Exploit Found in Baltimore City Ransomware

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:16:11 +0000

For almost the past month, key computer systems serving the government of Baltimore, Md. have been held hostage by a ransomware strain known as “Robbinhood.” Media publications have cited sources saying the Robbinhood version that hit Baltimore city computers was powered by “Eternal Blue,” a hacking tool developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked online in 2017. But new analysis suggests that while Eternal Blue could have been used to spread the infection, the Robbinhood malware itself contains no traces of it.

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NIST’s privacy framework lets privacy tell its own story

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 18:51:40 +0000

As the Senate sits on no fewer than four data privacy bills that their own members wrote—with no plans to vote on any—and as the world’s largest social media company braces for an anticipated multibillion-dollar privacy blunder, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published what it calls a “privacy framework” draft.

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Governments increasingly eye social media meltdown

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 16:10:14 +0000

It seems problems never quite go away for social media platforms, and more governments of the world are taking keen interest. Will the tech giants be able to sort things out before legislators steps into the fray?

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