NEWS ARTICLES

Senate postpones vote on email privacy bill

Senate postpones vote on email privacy bill

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA) postponed a vote on a privacy bill after a flurry of amendments threatened to weaken the bill's intent.

Chrome 51 serves up 42 security fixes, $65K in bug bounties

Chrome 51 serves up 42 security fixes, $65K in bug bounties

Google Chrome 51 for Windows and Mac contained 42 security fixes, including 23 from outside researchers resulting in a more than $65,000 pay out in bug bounties.

Reddit resets passwords after LinkedIn data dump

Reddit resets passwords after LinkedIn data dump

Reddit announced it would require users to reset their passwords following the release of a dataset containing 100 million LinkedIn emails and password combinations from a 2012 breach.

Microsoft warns of new, self-propagating ransomware in the wild

Microsoft warns of new, self-propagating ransomware in the wild

A new version of ransomware, dubbed Ransom:Win32/ZCryptor.A, that is able to move itself from computer to computer is hitting Microsoft Windows users.

NEWS BRIEFS

NDAA amendment would elevate Cyber Command to Combatant Command

NDAA amendment would elevate Cyber Command to Combatant Command

A bipartisan group of senators introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would compel President Obama to raise Cyber Command to a Combatant Command.

New Locky ransomware campaign sets sights on Amazon customers

New Locky ransomware campaign sets sights on Amazon customers

Amazon customers are the target of a wide-ranging phishing email scam intended to fool recipients into opening up a malicious attachment that results in the downloading of Locky ransomware.

Sen. Wyden sole voice opposing expansion of FBI's warrantless surveillance

Sen. Wyden sole voice opposing expansion of FBI's warrantless surveillance

The FBI reportedly is close to gaining authority to demand email data from ISPs without a warrant.

Senators press for cyberattack strategy

Senators press for cyberattack strategy

Two senators lobbied for a cyberattack response policy before the Senate on Wednesday.

DATA BREACH BLOG

The Southeast Eye Institute patient information compromised

The Southeast Eye Institute, P.A. reported a possible data breach after an unauthorized individual gained access to patient data via a third-party affiliate.

San Juan County DWI program patient data compromised

Information on patients in New Mexico's San Juan County DWI treatment program may have been compromised.

Children's National Health System breached, data of 4K patients compromised

More than 4,000 patients of the Children's National Health System received notices of a data breach following a former vendor disclosing patient health information on an FTP site viewable on the web.

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