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U.S. charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack

U.S. charges Russian hackers blamed for Ukraine power outages and the NotPetya ransomware attack Six Russian intelligence officers accused of launching some of the “world’s most destructive malware” — including an attack that took down the Ukraine power grid in December 2015 and the NotPetya global ransomware attack in 2017 — have been charged by […]

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Imran Khan’s Verishop adds “Verified Shops”, a way for up-and-coming brands to set up shop in its “digital mall”

Imran Khan’s Verishop adds “Verified Shops”, a way for up-and-coming brands to set up shop in its “digital mall” Verishop, the Los Angeles online retailer founded by former Snap executive Imran Khan, launched a little over a year ago to change the way people shopped online. Now the company is launching a new initiative called […]

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Decrypted: Uber’s former security chief charged, FBI’s ‘vishing’ warning

Decrypted: Uber’s former security chief charged, FBI’s ‘vishing’ warning A lot happened in cybersecurity over the past week. The University of Utah paid almost half a million dollars to stop hackers from leaking sensitive student data after a ransomware attack. Two major ATM makers patched flaws that could’ve allowed for fraudulent cash withdrawals from vulnerable […]

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Decrypted: Hackers show off their exploits as Black Hat goes virtual

Decrypted: Hackers show off their exploits as Black Hat goes virtual Every year hackers descend on Las Vegas in the sweltering August heat to break ground on security research and the most innovative hacks. This year was no different, even if it was virtual. To name a few: Hackers tricked an ATM to spit out […]

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Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources say

Garmin global outage caused by ransomware attack, sources say An ongoing global outage at sport and fitness tech giant Garmin was caused by a ransomware attack, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the incident. The incident began late Wednesday and continued through the weekend, causing disruption to the company’s online services for millions […]

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AI researchers condemn predictive crime software, citing racial bias and flawed methods

AI researchers condemn predictive crime software, citing racial bias and flawed methods A collective of more than 1,000 researchers, academics and experts in artificial intelligence are speaking out against soon-to-be-published research claims to use neural networks to “predict criminality.” At the time of writing, more than 50 employees working on AI at companies like Facebook, […]

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Google says Iranian, Chinese hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns

Google says Iranian, Chinese hackers targeted Trump, Biden campaigns Google security researchers say they’ve identified efforts by at least two nation state-backed hackers against the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns. Shane Huntley, director for Google’s Threat Analysis Group, said in a tweet that hackers backed by China and Iran recently targeted the campaigns using malicious […]

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Anti-phishing startup Inky raises $20M to ramp up enterprise adoption

Anti-phishing startup Inky raises M to ramp up enterprise adoption Anti-phishing startup Inky has raised $20 million in its Series B round of funding, led by Insight Partners . The funding will help the company push for greater enterprise adoption and expand to international markets including Europe, Asia and Latin America. Inky started out a […]

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Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature

Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature Just one-third of the 2020 U.S. presidential candidates are using an email security feature that could prevent a similar attack that hobbled the Democrats’ during the 2016 election. Out of the 21 presidential candidates in the race according to Reuters, only […]

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Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate Microsoft said it has found evidence that hackers associated with Iran have targeted a 2020 presidential candidate. The tech giant’s security and trust chief confirmed the attack in a blog post, but the company would not say which candidate was the target. The threat group, which […]

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