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Facebook let Netflix, Spotify read your private messages

Facebook offered user data to more than 150 companies, ranging from tech and entertainment companies to online retailers, automakers, and even banks.

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Twitter bug may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers

A flaw in Twitter support forum API may have been exploited by state-sponsored hackers. Meanwhile, other hackers embedded code in memes posted on Twitter to give infected PCs instructions.

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Sextortion group behind bomb threat spam campaign

The mass-emailed bomb threats, which demanded bitcoin payments, seem to have come from a sextortion group.

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Top 10 worst password FAILS of 2018

The worst password offenders this year have been revealed. Top on the list: Kanye West's on-TV reveal of his iPhone password of 000000.

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Finally, a meaningful congressional report on stemming cybersecurity attacks

The Cybersecurity Strategy Report offers solutions to six problem areas in an effort to improve IT's ability to cope with today's cyber threat landscape.

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Researchers find over 40,000 stolen logins for government portals

A phishing operation led to the theft of more than 40,000 login credentials for government services in 30 countries.

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Attacking from inside, cyber crooks rake in millions from banks

Crooks stole tens of millions of dollars from banks with hacks involving hidden devices and direct connections to local networks.

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Hackers get into National Republican Congressional Committee's email system

The National Republican Congressional Committee's email system was hacked leading up to midterm elections.

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What is digital trust? How CSOs can help drive business

Chief security officers should play a key role in building trust with customers, and that translates to better customer acquisition, greater customer loyalty, and more revenue.

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Microsoft, Mastercard propose universal digital identity program

Microsoft and Mastercard say the “single, reusable digital identity” could solve identity verification issues and help with fraud prevention.

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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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Ad fraud botnet 3ve shut down after infecting 1.7 million PCs

An enormous ad fraud botnet, 3ve, was shut down after 1.7 million PCs were infected to falsify 12 billion ads per day.

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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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Amazon 'technical error' exposes undisclosed number of customer names and emails

Amazon isn't saying how many customers had their names and email addresses exposed due to a data leak caused by an unexplained technical error.

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Google makes good on promise to remove some Symantec PKI certificates

If you get this digital certificate error using Chrome, then Google now considers that website's Symantec PKI certificate untrustworthy.

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Russian Cozy Bear APT 29 hackers may be impersonating State Department

Russian Cozy Bear hackers may be impersonating the U.S. State Department in a large, new spear-phishing campaign, plus other cybersecurity news.

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Microsoft covertly collects personal data from enterprise Office ProPlus users

Experts raised privacy concerns when a data protection impact assessment found Microsoft covertly collects personal data from users of the enterprise version of Office ProPlus.

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Possible BGP hijacking takes Google down

Google went down Monday as a border gate protocol (BGP) issue rerouted traffic to China, Russia, and Nigeria.

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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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Cyber criminals abuse US Postal Service Informed Delivery for ID theft

Criminals are abusing the US Postal Service's Informed Delivery for ID theft and fraud. Meanwhile, vulnerabilities were found in Oracle's VirtualBox, WordPress and Adobe ColdFusion servers.

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