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Amazon sacks insiders over data leak, alerts customers

Amazon has recently terminated employees responsible for leaking customer data, including their email addresses, to an unaffiliated third-party in violation of company policies.The company has sent out an email announcement to affected customers following the incident.Affected Amazon customers confusedOver the weekend, reports emerged on Twitter of
Publish At:2020-10-27 05:30 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal data leak

End of line: supporting IoT in the home

Trouble is potentially brewing in Internet of Things (IoT) land, even if the consequences may still be a little way off. System updates and issues surrounding expiring certificates will pose problems for manufacturers and headaches for consumers. System updates for fun and profit One of the first mainstream collisions of putting updates out to pasture
Publish At:2020-06-17 15:39 | Read:815 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Privacy advertisement app appliance fridge guaran

Sodinokibi drops greatest hits collection, and crime is the secret ingredient

When a group of celebrities ask to speak with their lawyer, they usually don’t have to call in a bunch of other people to go speak with their lawyer. However, in this case it may well be a thing a little down the line. A huge array of musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Run DMC and many more have had documents galore pilfered by the So
Publish At:2020-05-18 13:42 | Read:715 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Hacking lady gaga legal madonna malware music ran

UK approves extradition of British hacker to the US

A U.K. official has ordered the extradition of a British man to the U.S. on charges of hacking government computers belonging to NASA and the Department of Defense.Lauri Love, a 31-year-old hacktivist, has been fighting his extradition, but on Monday, U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd signed the order."Mr. Love has been charged with various computer hacking
Publish At:2016-11-15 01:30 | Read:3775 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hacking Legal

European Parliament clears drone regulations for takeoff

Regulations to protect people from falling drones moved a little closer to takeoff at the European Parliament on Thursday.Ensuring drone safety took on a new urgency this week, with GoPro's recall of its Karma drone after unexplained mid-air power failures caused a number of them to drop out of the sky.Under the European Union's proposed regulations, dro
Publish At:2016-11-10 18:10 | Read:4216 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal Government Consumer Technology

Tech groups push policy priorities for the Trump administration

Technology trade groups are already pushing out their policy priorities for President-elect Donald Trump's administration, even though his campaign rarely touched on IT issues.With Silicon Valley largely opposed to Trump during the campaign and his tech policy agenda paper thin, policy recommendations from tech trade groups may be an exercise in wishful
Publish At:2016-11-10 18:10 | Read:4589 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Industry Government Legal Security

Lost thumb drives bedevil US banking agency

A U.S. banking regulator says an employee downloaded a large amount of data from its computer system a week before he retired and is now unable to locate the thumb drives he stored it on.The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which is a part of the Department of the Treasury, said the loss represented "a major information security incident" as it
Publish At:2016-10-28 18:25 | Read:4275 | Comments:0 | Tags:Regulation Legal Security Data Management

U.S. indicts Russian for hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox, Formspring

The U.S. has charged a suspected Russian hacker with breaking into computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and a question-and-answer site formerly known as Formspring.On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted 29-year-old Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin following his arrest by Czech police in Prague on Oct. 5.LinkedIn has said that Nikulin was involved in the 201
Publish At:2016-10-21 21:05 | Read:4128 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Legal Data Breach Security

To unlock phones, feds demand all occupants surrender fingerprints

U.S. investigators are exercising a broad legal authority to force suspects to unlock their smartphones. In a recent case, they demanded that anyone found inside a California residence comply by surrendering their fingerprints.In May, the federal prosecutors made the request as part of a search warrant, according to a court filing uncovered by Forbes. Th
Publish At:2016-10-17 18:05 | Read:4220 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Privacy Smartphones Legal

Terror suspect's locked iPhone could lead to a second Apple-FBI showdown

The FBI could be gearing up for another battle with Apple.In the wake of a mass stabbing at a Minnesota mall that was linked to the terrorist group ISIS, the FBI is looking for answers on a passcode-protected iPhone.“Dahir Adan’s iPhone is locked,” FBI special agent Rich Thornton told reporters at a press conference, according to Wired. “We are in the pr
Publish At:2016-10-07 19:55 | Read:4191 | Comments:0 | Tags:iPhone Software Security Privacy Legal

FBI faces lawsuit because it's stayed mum on iPhone 5c hack

The FBI’s refusal to reveal how it accessed an iPhone 5c from a San Bernardino mass shooter will face scrutiny in court. USA Today’s parent company and two other news groups have filed a lawsuit against the agency, demanding it turn over the details.In March, the FBI unlocked the passcode-protected iPhone through an unknown third party, for a reportedly
Publish At:2016-09-17 06:30 | Read:4689 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Government Legal iPhone

Judge paves the way for British hacker's extradition to US

A U.K. judge has ruled in favor of extraditing a British man to the U.S. on charges of hacking government computers, despite fears he may commit suicide.Lauri Love, 31, has been fighting his extradition for allegedly stealing data from U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Defense and NASA.On Friday, a Westminster Magistrates court ruled
Publish At:2016-09-17 06:30 | Read:4111 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Hacking Legal Government

FBI urges ransomware victims to step forward

The FBI has issued a plea for those who have been hit by ransomware to report this to federal law enforcement so that the country can get a better sense of just how bad this problem really is.Ransomware refers to malware that encrypts files on computers or locks users out of their computers, and requests ransom be paid to set files free or allow users to
Publish At:2016-09-16 12:15 | Read:4673 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Cybersecurity Malware Government Legal

The FBI could have saved money with this iPhone 5c hack

The FBI may have paid a small fortune to unlock an iPhone 5c used by the San Bernardino shooter. But a security researcher has demonstrated a way to do it for less than US $100.Sergei Skorobogatov at the University of Cambridge used a technique known as NAND mirroring to bypass the passcode retry limit on an iPhone 5c. Using store-bought equipment, he cr
Publish At:2016-09-15 18:00 | Read:3465 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security iPhone Hacking Legal Government

John McAfee’s company could spoil the party for Intel’s new venture

Intel’s plans to spin out its security business under the McAfee name could be clouded by the plans of security expert and businessman John McAfee, who claims he had not assigned the rights to his personal name.The chip maker said Wednesday that it had signed an agreement with TPG for a deal that would see its Intel Security business as a separate cybers
Publish At:2016-09-08 03:30 | Read:3769 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Legal Mergers and Acquisitions Intellectual Propert