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Puush urges users to change passwords after cyber attack

Not a breach: Citrix takes preemptive cybercrime strike, forces users to change passwords

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Citrix forced its users to reset their passwords after cybercriminals began carrying out credential stuffing attacks against ShareFile accounts. The company is assuring users the move isn’t in response to a breach or other cyber incident, but instead is a proactive measure to get ahead of cybercriminals who may try to prey on users who…

12 states file lawsuit against medical record data companies

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A multi-state lawsuit has been filed in an Indiana federal court against three affiliated medical data IT firms, alleging poor cybersecurity practices that led to breaches with 3.9 million compromised records. The attorneys-general of Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina and Wisconsin jointly launched the suit against defendants Medical Informatics Engineering,…

Apple releases security updates for iOS, iTunes, more

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Apple has released security updates for several of its products to address vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of an infected system. The vulnerabilities affect  iCloud for Windows, Safari, iTunes, various macOS versions, tvOS and iOS, among other products, according to a Dec. 5 US-CERT advisory. “NCCIC encourages users and administrators to…

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…

Cybercriminals reporting competitors to Google to spread their own malware

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In a move as sneaky as a criminal calling the cops on rival gangs, malware authors have been impersonating Ubisoft, Steam and other large game companies to serve Google DMCA 1201 notices to irreversibly takedown their competitors. The cybergangs are claiming pirate games sites are using digital rights management (DRM) breaking tools which allow them to circumvent…

Adobe fixes zero-day Flash bug after attackers target Russian clinic with exploit

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Adobe Systems today issued an emergency security update for Flash Player following the discovery of a critical vulnerability that attackers were actively exploiting in a Nov. 29 phishing operation targeting a Russian state health care institution. The zero-day arbitrary code execution exploit was specifically employed against Moscow-based “Polyclinic No. 2” of the Administrative Directorate of…

Humble Bundle breach could be first step in wider attack

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Sometimes a basic data breach is just the first step in a larger campaign. That appears to be the case with the gaming subscription site Humble Bundle, which began informing its customers of a data breach that may have exposed a person’s subscription status, Malwarebytes reported. While on the outside this appears to be a…

USSS test facial recognition pilot at White House

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Travelers to the Washington D.C., area should avoid visiting the White House if they don’t want their faces captured and logged in a new Secret Service-operated surveillance program. The program, currently just a pilot, will seek to test the agency’s ability to verify the identities of a test population of volunteer USSS employees. “Ultimately, the…

Google to make Chrome 71 available

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Google announced it will begin releasing the latest version of Chrome 71, 71.0.3578.83, in the next few weeks. This release includes stability and performance improvements with one of the most visible changes being its ability to remove ads from sites with persistent abusive experiences. Site owners are free to use the Abusive Experiences Report in…

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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