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Charming Kitty targets U.S., Arab officials in wake of Iran sanctions

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Hackers believed to be associated with Charming Kitty has ramped up their activities with a phishing campaign against American officials charged with enforcing economic sanctions imposed on Iran by President Trump. Citing research from Certfa, which discovered an open server listing Gmail and Yahoo email addresses in the hackers’ sights, AP said that the Iranian hacking group…

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Google commits to not selling general-purpose facial recognition product

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Google Thursday said it would not sell facial recognition surveillance products without first addressing the drawbacks and potential abuse of the technology. “Facial recognition technology has benefits in areas like new assistive technologies and tools to help find missing persons, with more promising applications on the horizon. However, like many technologies with multiple uses, facial…

North Texas hospital breach exposes payment info on $47,000

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A breach discovered September 29 at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco may have compromised the payment information of about 47,000 patients or guarantors. The hospital said the issue originated with a third party’s credit card processing system, prompting it to terminate credit card processing through that vendor. A follow-up investigation found that…

Second Google+ bug hastens shutdown

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After a second, newly discovered, bug affected 52.5 million Google+ users, Google has decided to shutter the social network earlier than originally planned. “We’ve recently determined that some users were impacted by a software update introduced in November that contained a bug affecting a Google+ API,” David Thacker, vice president of product management for G…

Mueller sentencing memos on Cohen, Manafort point to coordination with Russian operatives during campaign

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A trio of sentencing memos filed Friday in cases against President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen and his former campaign manager Paul Manafort offer the strongest indication yet of repeated contact or coordination between members of the Trump campaign and Russian operatives at a time when Russia was attempting to interfere in and exert influence…

Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking

Huawei CFO, daughter of founder, arrested in Canada for extradition to U.S.

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The CFO, and daughter of the founder, of Huawei Technologies, whose equipment has raised security concerns in the U.S. government, was arrested in Canada December 1 and is awaiting extradition to the United States. While the U.S. has not given a reason for Meng Wanzhou’s arrest, early reports speculate that it may have more to…

Don’t lock him up: Flynn’s aid in Russia probe, other investigations earns leniency plea from Mueller

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended Tuesday night that former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn avoid prison time for lying to the FBI since he has offered “substantial assistance” on a number of ongoing investigations, including Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the presidential election and any potential coordination between the nation-state and members of…

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NRCC emails hacked during 2018 midterms

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Although Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen declared the 2018 midterms the nation’s most secure election ever, bad actors who hacked the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) apparently didn’t get the message. After one of its vendors noticed the intrusion last April, the NRCC launched an investigation and reported the incident to authorities, according…

Quora breach compromises 100 million users

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A breach at the question and answer website Quora has compromised the data of 100 million users. Last Friday the company discovered an intrusion by a third party and has “already taken steps to contain the incident,” Quora said in an email to users obtained by SC Media. Information that could have been compromised is…

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Gamaredon, like Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear, steps up cyberattacks against Ukraine, others

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Russia didn’t just ratchet up its aggression toward Ukraine on the high seas last week, it also stepped cyberattacks against the country and other governments and private entities around the world. Familiar threat actors Fancy Bear – using a packed Zebrocy variant and Cannon payload – and Cozy Bear – delivering a Cobalt Strike Beacon…

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