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JetBlue flight evacuated after photo of suicide vest sent to crew, passengers via AirDrop

A Tampa-bound JetBlue flight waiting for takeoff at Newark Airport was evacuated after members of the crew and some passengers received a photo of a suicide vest via Apple’s AirDrop. Although the source of the photo is unknown, someone nearby – potentially a passenger, according to a report in the New York Daily News –…

FTC lodges new set of complaints against alleged cell phone spammers

Sprint customer data breached via Samsung website flaw

Threat actors gained unauthorized access to an undisclosed number of Sprint customer accounts via a compromised Samsung website.   “On June 22, Sprint was informed of unauthorized access to your Sprint account using your account credentials via the Samsung.com ‘add a line’ website,” the wireless provider said in a letter to impacted customers posted on Scribd. “The…

Data dump suggests that Evite data breach affected 100M accounts

A new addition to the data breach reference website “Have I Been Pwned?” seemingly reveals that more than 100 million accounts were compromised in this year’s data breach of the event-planning service Evite. “Have I Been Pwned?” founder Troy Hunt added a database of 100,985,047 affected accounts to his site on July 14, and in…

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Rickygate: Puerto Rican governor’s private chat group messages leaked on Telegram

Protest continue after inflammatory and derogatory messages from Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s private group chats were leaked and published by The Center for Investigative Journalism using Telegram. The nearly 900 pages of exchanges published in an incident dubbed “Rickygate” are laced with homophobic remarks, including some aimed at singer Ricky Martin, and insulting comments…

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Microsoft, Oracle release security updates

Microsoft and Oracle issued security updates with Redmond, Wash., company patching a single issue in Windows Defender Application Control while Oracle’s update covered over 100 products and dozens of vulnerabilities. The issue with Windows Defender, CVE-2019-1167, if exploited would allow an attacker to circumvent PowerShell Core Constrained Language Mode on the machine. However, Microsoft noted…

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Former Ecuadorian president says Assange interfered in election

Ecuador’s former president, Rafael Correa, confirmed that Julian Assange ran an election interference initiative out of the country’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was at first a welcome then an unwanted guest for seven years. “We did notice that he was interfering in the elections and we do not allow that because we…

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