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Mueller turns in report on Russia probe to Barr


Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential coordination between operatives and members of the Trump campaign to Attorney General William Barr. Mueller’s probe has prompted anticipation, speculation and derision for nearly two years after the special counsel was appointed following the firing of…

Cyber crime ringleader sentenced to five years in prison

Hedge fund manager sentenced to 60 months security fraud, hacking scheme


A hedge fund manager convicted of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and computer intrusion, among other, crimes was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 60 months in prison Thursday. Vitaly Korchevsky, 53, was also ordered to pay a $14.4 million forfeiture and a $250,000 fine for his role in a scheme in which Ukrainian hackers…

New Jersey bill would broaden PII requiring breach notification


If signed into law, a bipartisan bill sent by New Jersey legislators to Gov. Phil Murphy would expand data breach notification in the state, requiring companies to alert citizens to breaches of a wider range of personal identifiable information (PII), including user names, passwords, email addresses and security questions. “When a data breach occurs and…

Kushner used WhatsApp, personal email for gov’t biz; McFarland used AOL to discuss Saudi Arabia nuclear transfer


First son-in-law Jared Kushner, whose security clearance is currently under probe by lawmakers, “continues to use” WhatsApp and his personal email to conduct government business, and former Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland used her AOL account to do the same, even discussing the transfer of “sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia,” according to…

Glitch exposes Sprint customer data to other users


A bug has allowed some Sprint customers to see the personal data of other customers from their online accounts. The information visible includes names, cell phone numbers as well as calls made by other users and, and a Tech Crunch report cited one customer saying, “I was able to click each one individually and see…

Plans include an open standard that would shrink users' dependency on passwords.

Authorities had OK to use Broidy’s hands, face to unlock phones confiscated in raid


Federal agents raiding the offices of former Republican National Committee (RNC) Deputy Finance Chair Elliot Broidy last year looking for details on his dealings with a number of people, including “Trump administration associates,” were authorized to use the fundraiser’s hands and face to unlock phones whose contents were protected by fingerprints or facial scans, a…

FDA presents guidelines for medical device security

Meditab affiliate exposes medical records, PII on unprotected server


Once again, information was left exposed on an unprotected server – this time by an affiliate of Meditab, a California maker of medical records software sold to doctors, pharmacies and hospitals. Researchers at SpiderSilk found that anyone could read in realtime unencrypted medical records, personal information, drug prescriptions, doctors’ notes and the like from faxes…

Beto O’Rourke was teen hacker in Cult of the Dead Cow


Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who just raked in $6.1 million in campaign donations in the first 24 hours after kicking off his presidential bid, as a teenager was a member of the Cult of the Dead Cow, an old (relatively speaking) and well-known hacking group, whose activities compelled Microsoft to boost the security of Windows. There’s…

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