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Civil servant who watched porn at work is blamed for infecting a U.S. government network with malware – TechCrunch

Civil servant who watched porn at work is blamed for infecting a U.S. government network with malware – TechCrunch A U.S. government network was infected with malware thanks to one employee’s “extensive history” of watching porn on his work computer, investigators have found. The audit, carried out by the U.S. …

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UK says Russia’s GRU was behind a spate of chaotic cyber attacks between 2015 and 2017 – TechCrunch

UK says Russia’s GRU was behind a spate of chaotic cyber attacks between 2015 and 2017 – TechCrunch The UK has directly accused Russia’s military intelligence agency of being behind a number of cyber attacks that took place between 2015 and 2017, calling them “indiscriminate and reckless” with a range …

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Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit card data – TechCrunch

Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit card data – TechCrunch A beloved regional burger chain in the Pacific Northwest is the latest fast food company to suffer a major data breach. Burgerville, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, disclosed today that any customers who used a credit or debit card …

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Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity – TechCrunch

Outgoing Facebook CSO Alex Stamos will join Disrupt SF to talk cybersecurity – TechCrunch At Disrupt SF 2018, Facebook’s soon-to-be-former chief security officer Alex Stamos will join us to chat about his tenure in the top security role for the world’s biggest social network, how it feels to have weathered …

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RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch

RiskRecon’s security assessment services for third party vendors raises $25 million – TechCrunch In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top secret submarine program. Two years ago, hackers …

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Chinese “hackers” are sending malware via snail mail – TechCrunch

Chinese “hackers” are sending malware via snail mail – TechCrunch In what amounts to one of the simplest but most baffling forms of social engineering, hackers from China have taken to sending CDs full of malware to state officials, leading the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a government security …

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Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018 – TechCrunch

Russian hackers already targeted a Missouri senator up for reelection in 2018 – TechCrunch A Democratic senator seeking reelection this fall appears to be the first identifiable target of Russian hacking in the 2018 midterm race. In a new story on the Daily Beast, Andrew Desiderio and Kevin Poulsen reported …

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Popular crypto service MyEtherWallet hit by attack after Hola VPN gets hacked – TechCrunch

Popular crypto service MyEtherWallet hit by attack after Hola VPN gets hacked – TechCrunch MyEtherWallet, one of the internet’s most popular services for managing cryptocurrencies, suffered a serious security breach for the second time this year after a widely-used VPN service was compromised for five hours. MyEtherWallet (MEW) is used …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree – TechCrunch

Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree – TechCrunch Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security industry’s RSA Conference, details about the new program (including potential partners) are still sketchy …

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