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US senator proposes jailing execs, fining companies for data breaches

Following the Marriott breach, a U.S. senator proposes jailing senior company executives and levying multi-billion-dollar fines for data breaches.

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Hacker adds malicious bitcoin-stealing code to popular JavaScript library

An NPM package with 2 million weekly downloads had malicious code injected into it. Plus, more problems arise from the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Why hacking leads to less security respect

If security and risk management continue to be marketed as tools that aren't necessarily complementary to an organization’s strategy, they will continue to be seen as outsiders.

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Cylance researchers discover powerful new nation-state APT

A new APT, dubbed White Company, is flexing its muscle on the world stage, and it has security researchers worried.

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The OPM hack explained: Bad security practices meet China's Captain America

How the OPM hack happened, the technical details, and a timeline of the infiltration and response.

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Republican Kemp accuses Georgia Democrats of hacking but provides no proof

Georgia’s Secretary of State Office is investigating the Democratic Party of Georgia for hacking the state’s voter registration system but failed to cite any evidence.

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Thousands of critical energy and water systems exposed online for anyone to exploit

Critical functions such as starting or stopping a system can be accessed online by anyone, be it nation-state attackers or script kiddies.

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Flaws in brain stimulation tech could let hackers erase or hold memories for ransom

If security flaws in brain stimulation tech are not fixed, researchers warn that hackers will be able to target your memories, erase them or hold them for ransom in the future.

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FBI: Call of Duty gamers helped steal $3.3 million in cryptocurrency hacking scheme

The FBI suspects Call of Duty players of participating in a cryptocurrency hacking ring that allegedly managed to steal over $3 million in cryptocurrency.

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Burned malware returns, says Cylance report: Is Hacking Team responsible?

Burning malware forces attackers to evolve, not go away. Network defenders take note.

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High-tech thieves used a relay attack to steal a Tesla Model S

The Tesla Model S owner did not enable the PIN to Drive security feature, so hackers were able to use a tablet and phone to capture the signal from the fob and steal the car.

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3 ways politicians could prevent voting machines from being hacked (if they wanted to)

The current state of voting security is laughably bad, but we know how to secure voting machines. The problem isn't technical, but a lack of political will.

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35 million voter records from 19 states for sale on hacking forum

Researchers found more than 35 million U.S. voter records for sale on a hacking forum. The records are from 2018 voter registrations in 19 states, including Wisconsin, Texas and Georgia.

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Pentagon's new weapon systems are easy to hack, GAO report finds

A recent GAO report revealed that some US Department of Defense weapon systems use default passwords and that a port scan can cause weapon systems to fail.

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Gwinnett Medical Center investigating possible data breach

After being contacted by Salted Hash about a possible data breach, Gwinnett Medical Center, a not-for-profit network of healthcare providers in Gwinnett County, Georgia, has confirmed they're investigating what the healthcare provider...

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Cybercriminals are using blockchain to improve security. Should you?

Business-minded hackers are testing blockchain technologies to secure their illegal operations. Here's what enterprises can learn from them.

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Facebook security and privacy issues revealed

Last week saw Facebook dealing with security and privacy issues, while the Port of San Diego got hit with a ransomware attack and researchers discovered two Linux kernel bugs.

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First known malicious cryptomining campaign targeting Kodi discovered

Add-ons for Kodi, the media streaming app, have been infected with malware that mines Monero and may continue to do so unless you take action.

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