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2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise

2019 was a hot mess for cybersecurity, but 2020 shows promise It’s no secret that I hate predictions — not least because the security field changes rapidly, making it difficult to know what’s next. But given what we know about the past year, we can make some best-guesses at what’s to come. […]

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Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed medical images

Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed medical images Healthcare startup Lyfebin exposed thousands of medical imaging files, such as X-rays, MRI scans, and ultrasounds. The Los Angeles-based healthcare startup allows doctors and medical staff to store medical images in its “secure environment,” per its website, allowing patients and doctors access from anywhere. But the […]

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A Sprint contractor left thousands of US cell phone bills on the internet by mistake

A Sprint contractor left thousands of US cell phone bills on the internet by mistake A contractor working for cell giant Sprint stored on an unprotected cloud server hundreds of thousands of cell phone bills of AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile subscribers. The storage bucket had more than 261,300 documents, the vast majority […]

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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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Tuft & Needle exposed thousands of customer shipping labels

Tuft & Needle exposed thousands of customer shipping labels Mattress and bedding giant Tuft & Needle left hundreds of thousands of FedEx shipping labels containing customer names, addresses, and phone numbers on an unprotected cloud server. More than 236,400 shipping labels were found on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) storage bucket without […]

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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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Capital One replaces security chief after data breach

Capital One replaces security chief after data breach Capital One has replaced its cybersecurity chief, four months after the company disclosed a massive data breach involving the theft of sensitive data on more than 100 million customers. A spokesperson for Capital One confirmed the news in an email to TechCrunch. “Michael Johnson […]

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A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers

A network of ‘camgirl’ sites exposed millions of users and sex workers A number of popular “camgirl” sites have exposed millions of sex workers and users after the company running the sites left the back-end database unprotected. The sites, run by Barcelona-based VTS Media, include amateur.tv, webcampornoxxx.net, and placercams.com. Most of the […]

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6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup

6 tips founders need to know about securing their startup If you’ve read anything of mine in the past year, you know just how complicated security can be. Every day it seems there’s a new security lapse, a breach, a hack, or an inadvertent exposure, such as leaving a cloud storage server […]

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Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for targeted advertising

Twitter admits it used two-factor phone numbers and emails for targeted advertising Twitter has said it may have “inadvertently” used phone numbers and email addresses that users provided to secure their accounts to serve targeted advertisements. In a disclosure Tuesday, the social media giant said it did not know how many users […]

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