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Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons – TechCrunch

Trump’s new cyber strategy eases rules on use of government cyberweapons – TechCrunch The Trump administration’s new cyber strategy out this week isn’t much more than a stringing together of previously considered ideas. In the 40-page document, the government set out its plans to improve cybersecurity, incentivizing change, and reforming …

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AdGuard resets all user passwords after account hacks – TechCrunch

AdGuard resets all user passwords after account hacks – TechCrunch Popular ad-blocker AdGuard has forcibly reset all of its users’ passwords after it detected hackers trying to break into accounts. The company said it “detected continuous attempts to login to AdGuard accounts from suspicious IP addresses which belong to various …

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Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch

Equifax slapped with UK’s maximum penalty over 2017 data breach – TechCrunch Credit rating giant Equifax has been issued with the maximum possible penalty by the UK’s data protection agency for last year’s massive data breach. Albeit, the fine is only £500,000 because the loss of customer data occurred when …

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Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk – TechCrunch

Password bypass flaw in Western Digital My Cloud drives puts data at risk – TechCrunch A security researcher has published details of a vulnerability in a popular cloud storage drive after the company failed to issue security patches for over a year. Remco Vermeulen found a privilege escalation bug in …

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Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups – TechCrunch

Symantec offers free anti-spoofing services to US political campaigns and election groups – TechCrunch Symantec is the latest private security company to offer its expertise to vulnerable political targets on the house. Today the company announced that it would extend its “Project Dolphin” service (dolphins eat phish, get it) to …

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Surveillance camera vulnerability could allow hackers to spy on and alter recordings – TechCrunch

Surveillance camera vulnerability could allow hackers to spy on and alter recordings – TechCrunch In newly published research, security firm Tenable reveals how popular video surveillance camera software could be manipulated, allowing would-be attackers the ability to view, disable or otherwise manipulate video footage. The vulnerability, which researchers fittingly dubbed …

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British Airways breach caused by credit card skimming malware, researchers say – TechCrunch

British Airways breach caused by credit card skimming malware, researchers say – TechCrunch A security firm says credit card skimming malware installed by hackers on British Airways’ website a few months ago was to blame for a data breach of over 380,000 credit cards. Payments through the airline’s website and …

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Prosecutors charge Russian accused of hacking JP Morgan, Dow Jones – TechCrunch

Prosecutors charge Russian accused of hacking JP Morgan, Dow Jones – TechCrunch New York prosecutors have extradited a Russian hacker accused of breaking into JP Morgan, one of the world’s largest banking institutions. Moscow resident Andrei Tiurin, 35, was charged Friday after he was extradited from neighboring Georgia, with the theft …

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Sonatype raises $80 million to build out Nexus platform – TechCrunch

Sonatype raises $80 million to build out Nexus platform – TechCrunch Sonatype, a cybersecurity-focused open-source company, has raised $80 million from investment firm TPG. The company said the financing will help extend its Nexus platform, which it touts as an enterprise ready repository manager and library, which among other things …

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ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch

ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch End-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail has named one of the attackers behind a sustained distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) it suffered earlier this summer. The attack took its email service offline for up to several …

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