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New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack

New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack New Orleans declared a state of emergency and shut down its computers after a cyber security event, the latest in a string of city and state governments to be attacked by hackers. Suspicious activity was spotted around 5 a.m. Friday morning. By 8 […]

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An iOS bug in AirDrop let anyone temporarily lock-up nearby iPhones

An iOS bug in AirDrop let anyone temporarily lock-up nearby iPhones Apple has fixed a bug in iOS 13.3, out today, which let anyone temporarily lock users out of their iPhones and iPads by forcing their devices into an inescapable loop. Kishan Bagaria found a bug in AirDrop, which allows users to […]

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Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over a multi-year operation. […]

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Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing

Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing Only 5% of the largest voting counties in the U.S. are protected against email impersonation and phishing attacks, seen as a key attack method by hackers who officials say want to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. The findings come less […]

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GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks

GitGuardian raises M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks Data breaches that could cause millions of dollars in potential damages have been the bane of the life of many a company. What’s required is a great deal of real-time monitoring. The problem is that this world has become […]

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Top Israeli VC talks cybersecurity, diversity and ‘no go’ investments

Top Israeli VC talks cybersecurity, diversity and ‘no go’ investments It’s no secret that Israel is second only to the U.S. for its leading cybersecurity acumen, talent, startups and successful exits. Israel is a powerhouse in both offensive and defensive cyber operations, with cybersecurity giants CyberArk, Check Point, Radware, and Illusive Networks […]

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A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks

A bug in Microsoft’s login system put users at risk of account hijacks Microsoft has fixed a vulnerability in its login system, which security researchers say could have been used to trick unsuspecting victims into giving over complete access to their online accounts. The bug allowed attackers to quietly steal account tokens, […]

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Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records

Mixcloud data breach exposes over 20 million user records A data breach at Mixcloud, a U.K.-based audio streaming platform, has left more than 20 million user accounts exposed after the data was put on sale on the dark web. The data breach happened earlier in November, according to a dark web seller […]

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Jeanette Manfra, senior DHS cybersecurity official, to leave government

Jeanette Manfra, senior DHS cybersecurity official, to leave government Jeanette Manfra, one of the most senior and experienced U.S. cybersecurity officials, is leaving government after more than a decade in the public sector. Manfra, who served as assistant director for cybersecurity at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), will join the […]

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‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data

‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services […]

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