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Traders exploit ‘infinite money cheat code’ bug on Robinhood Markets system

Traders are exploiting a glitch in the Robinhood Markets Inc. system – referred to as an “infinite money cheat code” by users in the WallStreetBets forum on Reddit – to excessively tap borrowed funds to trade stocks. The Robinhood Markets system lets traders borrow money from the company or trade on margin for a $5-per-month…

Variant of Emotet banking malware used in spam campaign

NCR blocked Mint, Quickbooks after attackers take over, drain accounts

For a short while starting late last month NCR Corp. blocked Mint and QuickBooks from its Digital Insight banking platform after cybercriminals used the financial data aggregators sites to take over and tap consumer bank accounts. Citing a chief security officer at a credit union, KrebsOnSecurity reported that the attackers automated unauthorized logins occurring in…

Chinese APT group Calypso hacked state institutions in six countries

A Chinese-speaking APT group, Calypso, has actively been targeting state institutions in six countries, hacking systems and injecting a program to gain access to internal networks, according to a report from researchers at Positive Technologies Expert Security Center. The researchers found the hackers either exploited a remote code execution vulnerability MS17-010 or used stolen credentials.…

Following cyber order from Obama, CISPA is back

Bipartisan bill would have local governments use .gov to strengthen cybersecurity defenses

Aiming to help local governments bolster their cybersecurity posture, a bipartisan quartet of senators have introduced legislation that would mandate the use of the .gov domain for websites and email. The DOTGOV Online Trust in Government Act of 2019 introduced by Senators James Lankford, R-Okla., Gary Peter, D-Mich., Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,…

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Katie Hill’s husband says he didn’t leak photos, tells parents computer was hacked

The computer belonging to the husband former Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., who resigned from Congress after photographs and texts showed she and her husband participated in a three-way relationship with a young campaign staffer, was hacked, Hill’s estranged spouse reportedly told his parents. “He was hacked, is what he says,” a Buzzfeed report cited Fred…

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Elijah Cummings aviation covert testing bill, other legislation move through Congress

As lawmakers pay their respects to the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., legislation that he authored to improve aviation security, H.R. 3469, the Covert Testing and Risk Mitigation Improvement Act, is moving through the House. On Tuesday, the bill, introduced by the head of the Committee on Oversight and Reform in June, was approved by…

"Aaron's Law," to amend the CFAA, introduced in Congress

GOP lawmakers storm SCIF during impeachment inquiry, breach security with cell phones

A group of Republican lawmakers, frustrated with the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s actions led by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., stormed into a secure hearing room where a witness was being deposed and forced the room to be cleared and swept for security bugs since the members violated security protocol by bringing their cellphones into…

Billtrust still recovering from ransomware attack

Online B2B bill payments provider Billtrust is still reeling from a ransomware attack – unconfirmed reports pin the blame on BitPaymer – that began last week, but is slowly bringing its systems back online. Although Billtrust initially didn’t release details in the aftermath of the attack, one of its customers, Wittichen Supply, told its customers…

Facebook moves to protect elections by flagging content from state-run media

Facebook might have decided to leave it up to the public whether political ads are truthful – or not – but the social media giant said it’s diligently trying to identify and flag content from media outlets run by nation-states to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election when Russia and other countries leveraged its…

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