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Mueller may believe Manafort shared polling data with Russian during campaign

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Paul Manafort shared polling data with Konstantin Kilimnik –a businessman linked to the Russian intelligence unit GRU, which hacked the DNC–  at least that’s what Special Counsel Robert Mueller apparently thinks, a poorly redacted court filing by the former Trump campaign manager’s attorneys showed. Details that Manafort met with Kilimnik in Madrid while a member…

Humana says Bankers Life breach exposed PII on insurance policy applicants

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Managed health care provider Humana said an unauthorized third party accessed system credentials of some employees at health insurance company Bankers Life, exposing “limited, personal information” of people who had applied for a Humana policy. In a breach notification filing with the California Attorney General’s Office, Humana said the miscreants had access to names, addresses,…

5M passports accessed in Marriott breach were unencrypted

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Marriott International may have bumped down the number of records affected by a breach of its Starwood division to 383 million, but the hotel chain admitted that five million passport numbers stolen in the incident by an unknown hacker were unencrypted. “A key question we need to ask is why do hotels need to store…

Researchers create wax hand to get around vein sensor tech

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Security researchers created a fake hand out of wax capable of getting around vein sensor technology – used by organizations like Germany’s BND signals intelligence agency, the researchers told an audience at Chaos Communications Congress in Leipzig. Jan Krissler and Julian Albrecht used an SLR camera – minus its infrared filter – to photograph vein patterns…

Threat of the month: Android master key vulnerability

Dark Overlord rings in New Year with threat to release 9/11-related docs pilfered from law firm

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Saying it was “welcoming 2019 with open arms and a big announcement,” the Dark Overlord hacker group Monday threatened via a Pastebin post to release files it said were nicked from a law firm – believed to have advised insurer Hiscox Syndicares Ltd. – that handled September 11-related cases. Information pilfered includes “emails, retainer agreements,…

Stop the presses: cyberattack disrupts distribution of major newspapers

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A cyberattack Saturday believed to have been launched by a foreign actor against Tribune Publishing disrupted the distribution of newspapers across the country, including The Los Angeles Times. “We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information,” the L.A. Times cited an anonymous…

Cybersecurity legislation 2018

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It’s the law…almost2018 may go down as the year the EU’s GDPR went into effect but legislators domestically kept busy introducing and passing legislation meant to bolster the U.S.’s cybersecurity and privacy postures. California Privacy ActAfter a rush to get legislation done so a ballot measure slated for the November election could be pulled by…

Land of the giants – Cybersecurity in 2018

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2018 threw some cybersecurity curve balls but it also looked a lot like 2017…only bigger. Teri Robinson reports. Once upon a time, a Starwood breach exposed 500 million customers… $3.2 billion was lost to phishing attacks… 2.3 billion account credentials were compromised… A ransomware attack on the Sacramento Bee exposed the records of 19.5 million…

Top cybersecurity legislation of 2019

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It’s the law…almost 2018 may go down as the year the EU’s GDPR went into effect but legislators domestically kept busy introducing and passing legislation meant to bolster the U.S.’s cybersecurity and privacy postures. California Privacy Act After a rush to get legislation done so a ballot measure slated for the November election could be…

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