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April 19, 2019
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Facebook announced that it “unintentionally” harvested the email contacts of 1.5 million of its users without their consent.

The social media company automatically uploaded the information from users who had registered with the site after 2016 and provided their email addresses and passwords. Upon submitting a form to “confirm” their accounts, registrants saw a screen showing that their email contact lists were harvested without any means of providing consent, opting out, or...

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April 15, 2019
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A security analysis of 30 major banking and financial apps has shown major security holes and a lax approach to protecting user data.

The analysis was conducted by the Aite Group, which looked at mobile apps in eight categories: retail banking, credit cards, mobile payment, healthcare savings, retail finance, health insurance, auto insurance and cryptocurrency.

Among the most alarming finding was the practice of embedding and hard-coding of private certificates and API keys...

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April 11, 2019
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Israeli cybersecurity researchers have created malware capable of showing fake cancerous growths on CT and MRI scans.

The malware, called CT-GAN, served as a proof of concept to show the potential for hacking medical devices with fake medical news that was convincing enough to fool medical technicians. In a video demonstrating the exploit, researchers at Ben Gurion University described how such an attack...

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April 8, 2019
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Multiple sales subsidiaries of Toyota Motor Corp. were breached in an apparent cyberattack that may have leaked the personal information of up to 3.1 million people in the Tokyo area.

Toyota announced the possible breach as being the result of “unauthorized access” to a network server containing customer information in late March, but explained that they were unable to confirm if any data was actually lost.

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April 4, 2019
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The Georgia Institute of Technology disclosed a data breach that exposed the data of up to 1.3 million people, including current and former students, faculty, and staff.  

The breach occurred in late March after what the school is calling an “unknown outside entity” gained access to a web application’s data. While the full scope is yet to be determined, the accessed data included names, addresses, Social Security numbers and birthdates.

This marks the second time in the past...

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April 3, 2019
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A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a thumb drive containing malware was arrested by Secret Service agents after gaining entry to President Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort.

The woman, Yujing Zhang, initially claimed to be on the premises to use a swimming pool, but later said she had arrived early for a United Nations Chinese American Association Event when questioned by a...

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April 2, 2019
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A report issued by the British government has concluded that products developed and manufactured by the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei present significant security risks.

Assembled by the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) and presented to the UK National Security Adviser, the report found that on a wide range of security issues related to both its software and engineering, Huawei has failed to maintain adequate protections.

“Poor software engineering...

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April 1, 2019
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The email addresses and personal information of 982 million people were compromised in a leak from an unsecured database.

The database belonged to Verifications.io, an “email validation service” that aggregates and sells information about the validity and personal data associated with email lists. Security researcher Bob Diachenko found the information in an unsecured 150GB-sized MongoDB database.

“This is perhaps the biggest and most comprehensive email database I have ever...

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March 28, 2019
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency failed to properly protect the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of natural disasters.

A partially redacted memo issued by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security stated that FEMA released the personally identifiable information of 2.3 million survivors of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as the...

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March 25, 2019
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The U.S. Defense Department Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has announced that it is building a secure voting system.

The $10 million voting system project aims to secure voting machines from hacking. With externally verifiable results, the project would help deter vote tampering and/or manipulation. The agency is working with a computer science and research firm called Galois, which develops secure systems for other government agencies...

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