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Former employee visits cloud and steals company data

Shared credentials may have facilitated a former medical center employee's access to the HIPAA data stored in the cloud after his termination.

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Orbitz: Hackers likely stole credit card details of nearly 900K Orbitz users

Orbitz warned that hackers likely stole 880,000 credit card details and users' personal information between Jan. 2016 and Dec. 2017.

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Facebook security chief Alex Stamos reportedly planning to leave

Amid the mounting crisis from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, sources say Facebook's security chief plans to leave the company.

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Cops use Google to obtain data about mobile devices near crime scenes

North Carolina police are investigating crimes by using area-based search warrants to force Google to hand over data about all mobile devices near crime scenes.

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Facebook suspends firm that took 50M users' data, says it wasn't a breach

Facebook suspended Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica, which pilfered 50 million Facebook users’ data, claiming the collected personal data was not the result of a breach.

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Security executives on the move and in the news

Find up-to-date news of CSO, CISO and other senior security executive appointments.

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Palo Alto Networks buys, extends its cloud security solution

With the Evident Security Platform, Palo Alto Networks customers get a single dashboard to quickly find cloud security vulnerabilities and then see how to correct them.

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Pwn2Own: Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari fall on day 1

On day one of Pwn2Own, Microsoft Edge and Apple Safari were pwned, and the hack of Oracle VirtualBox was a partial success.

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Vengeance by DDoS: No one is immune

The DDoS attack is showing up as one of the tools used to extract vengeance against companies, organizations, and individuals. Companies need a defense plan.


Researchers find 13 critical flaws in AMD's Ryzen and Epyc chips

Researchers accused of ignoring responsible disclosure claim AMD chips are riddled with critical flaws and backdoors; AMD says it is investigating.

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Avoiding security event information overload

Choose a security event information management (SEIM) vendor that helps you focus on only the security event data that needs to be investigated.

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Severe flaws could turn your smart camera into someone else's surveillance tool

Researchers from Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT found 13 severe security flaws that could turn a popular smart camera into a device an attacker could use to spy on you.

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Ransomware: Coming to a robot near you soon?

A a proof-of-concept hack at the Kaspersky Security Analyst Summit showed how robots could be infected with ransomware.

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Latvian mobile operator invites cyber attackers to have a go

Security researchers wanting to test the kind of malware that could break public networks now have a place to do so in safety.

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Homeland Security's IT security continues to fall short

Another year, another audit, another set of failings when it comes to the Department of Homeland Security’s IT systems.

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FBI chief calls for public-private detente on encryption

Christopher Wray sees bureau's investigative work hindered by unbreakable encryption, but hopes to find a middle ground.

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Best Buy's Geek Squad and the FBI have been in bed together for a decade

The FBI has been paying Geek Squad employees to act as informants, according to documents obtained by the EFF via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

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Keep those nuclear secrets secret. No problem, I'll hoard them in my attic

Weldon Marshall recently pled guilty to stealing U.S government secrets associated with the U.S. nuclear weapons systems and keeping them in his Texas home.

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