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Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking

Huawei accuses U.S. of cyberattacks, pressing employees to spy

In a barrage of tweets, Huawei accused the U.S. government of resorting to a battery of actions, including launching cyberattacks, to disrupt its business and coerce companies and other countries to ban the embattled telecommunications company’s products. The U.S. used cyberattacks “to infiltrate Huawei’s intranet and internal information,” the company tweeted and reiterated in a…

Twitter CEO’s account hacked in SIM-swapping scheme

Hackers briefly took over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account, tweeting bomb threats and racist posts and served as a reminder of the relative ease of compromising security. “The phone number associated with the account was compromised due to a security oversight by the mobile provider,” Twitter tweeted Friday. “This allowed an unauthorized person to compose…

Despite concerns over breaches, 40% of cardholders have provided Social Security numbers online

Two years after the Equifax breach, four in 10 consumers holding credit or debit cards have included their full Social Security numbers on an online form, a new report has found. In research conducted for the second year in a row to mark the anniversary of the 2017 Equifax breach that exposed the personal information…

Researcher finds exposed Starbucks subdomain subject to takeover

Starbucks shuttered a subdomain that pointed to an abandoned Azure cloud resource after a security researcher in its bug bounty program discovered it was vulnerable to cross-site script and session hijacking. The subdomain, svcgatewayus.starbucks.com, “pointed to Microsoft Azure Cloud App [1fd05821-7501-40de-9e44-17235e7ab48b.cloudapp.net] which was no longer registered under Azure,” researcher Patrik wrote in a report on…

James Comey

IG: Comey violated FBI policy by leaking memos of Trump meetings

The Justice Department Inspector General (IG) had harsh words for former FBI Director James Comey, saying that by maintaining a set of contemporaneous memos detailing meetings with President Trump in early 2017 and leaking them, he violated FBI policy, though the IG report released Thursday found “no evidence that Comey or his attorneys released any…

LYCEUM threat group targets oil and gas, critical infrastructure orgs in MidEast

A LYCEUM threat group targeting critical infrastructure entities – including oil and gas and telecommunications organizations in the Middle East – went undetected for more than a year, according to researchers at the Dell SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit (CTU). “Stylistically, the observed tradecraft resembles activity from groups such as COBALT GYPSY (which is related to…

DHS program to fight ransomware attacks on 2020 elections

Concerned about cyberattacks on the 2020 elections after evidence that Russian hackers accessed voter registration systems in 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introducing a new program next month to protect the systems as well as voter registration databases.  “Recent history has shown that state and county governments and those who support them are…

Astronaut accused of identity theft, accessing estranged wife’s bank account, from International Space Station

Houston, we have a problem. It seems an astronaut allegedly committed identify theft by accessing her estranged wife’s financial information without permission – from the International Space Station. Lt. Colonel Anne McClain, who recently made headlines when a scheduled historic all-female spacewalk was scrapped because her spacesuit didn’t fit, has been accused of identity theft…

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