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Seagate to pay millions for forking over employee info to scammers

A moment of inattention by one of its employees, and Seagate stands to lose tens of millions of dollars. No, the company was not the victim of a BEC scam – instead, it …

Bitcoin
Russian arrested, indicted for laundering funds from Mt. Gox hack

Alexander Vinnik, a Russian man arrested on Tuesday in Greece, is allegedly the operator of digital currency exchange BTC-e, through which funds from the Mt. Gox bitcoin …

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Two Iranians charged with hacking, stealing US missile design software

Two Iranians are accused of hacking of a US software company and the theft of missile design software restricted from export from the US without a license. Mohammed Reza …

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US data breaches surge, businesses and healthcare organizations hit hardest

The number of US data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791, according to recent numbers released by the Identity Theft Resource Center …

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Dow Jones customer data exposed due to cloud misconfiguration

US-based publishing and financial information firm Dow Jones & Company is the latest casualty of a cloud database misconfiguration error. In late May, UpGuard’s …

airport security
US Border Patrol isn’t allowed to search travelers’ data stored in the cloud

When searching travelers’ mobile phones at the border, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers do not have the authority to rifle through data stored solely on …

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PoS malware hits food kiosks, steals payment card info

PoS malware can lurk in the most unexpected of places, and some have recently been found in the payment kiosks by US-based vendor Avanti, stealing payment card information. …

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Operators of decade-old Malware-as-a-Service outfit charged

As Crackas With Attitude hacker “Incursio” got handed a 2-year prison sentence for gaining unauthorized access to government computers and online accounts of a …

Facebook
Facebook moderators can inspect private messages of users suspected of terror links

Pressured by European governments, Facebook, Twitter and Google are trying to tackle the extremist propaganda and recruitment on their social networks and sites. It’s an …

airport security
DHS to enforce extra security checks instead of airplane carry-on laptop ban

Travelers from all over the world who plan to fly into the US will be subjected to more rigorous security checks before being allowed to board the plane, the Department of …

Illegal Bitcoin exchange operator gets 66-month prison sentence

Anthony Murgio, the operator of the Coin.mx Bitcoin exchange, has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for processing over $10 million in illegal Bitcoin transactions. He has …

Anthem
Anthem ready to pay $115 million to settle data breach lawsuit

US health insurer Anthem has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action suit mounted in the wake of the massive data breach it suffered in late 2014/early 2015. The …

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