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On Friday, as presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made his way through Iowa, Reuters published what has been called a “bombshell” revelation that O’Rourke was once a member of a hactivist group known as the Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc). While conducting research for his new book, Joseph Menn stumbled across evidence that suggested O’Rourke may
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A turbulent 2018 for China’s gaming market hasn’t held back newcomers. Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup behind a collection of rising new media apps including TikTok and Jinri Toutiao, is making a further push into video games after it took control of a mobile game developer through a roundabout deal. According to a business registration
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The data breach at Wolverine Solutions Group (WSG) continues to plague the healthcare industry, with more organizations, including Spectrum Healthcare, sending security notices to customers. As was the case for many organizations who have already issued security notices, Spectrum said it has no reason to believe its systems or customer information may have been compromised.
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The National Security Agency has a history of releasing its tools to open source and the latest in that lineup, a powerful reverse-engineering tool called Ghidra, has been embraced by infosec professionals after some initial hesitation.  Ghidra, the 35th piece of open source software made public by the NSA, is a modular, cross-platform, Java-based tool
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Amid widespread speculation that a cyber-attack caused the outage of Facebook‘s services earlier this week, the social media platform contends that the issue was the result of a server configuration change. Despite the array of questions about when it made the change to the server and when it realized that the configuration error had triggered the
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by Lisa Vaas Back in 2012, Sophos picked up a stash of USB keys from a lost property auction as an experiment. It turned out that they were a scary bunch of sticks: 66% of them contained malware, and not a single one was encrypted. Well, the more things change, the more things USB drive-related
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If for some reason your WordPress-based website has not yet been automatically updated to the latest version 5.1.1, it’s highly recommended to immediately upgrade it before hackers could take advantage of a newly disclosed vulnerability to hack your website. Simon Scannell, a researcher at RIPS Technologies GmbH, who previously reported multiple critical vulnerabilities in WordPress,
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Researchers at vpnMentor have discovered a security vulnerability in Gearbest, a Chinese e-commerce business that reportedly processes hundreds of thousands of sales a day. According to a blog post from vpnMentor’s research team, hackers were able to access different parts of Gearbest’s database, during which time they discovered more than 1.5 million records, ranging from
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Various cyber criminal groups and individual hackers are still exploiting a recently patched critical code execution vulnerability in WinRAR, a popular Windows file compression application with 500 million users worldwide. Why? Because the WinRAR software doesn’t have an auto-update feature, which, unfortunately, leaves millions of its users vulnerable to cyber attacks. The critical vulnerability (CVE-2018-20250) that
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Malicious actors who breached a Pakistani government site and delivered the ScanBox Framework payload have been tracking users who visit the site to check the status of their passport applications, according to research from Trustwave. Since attackers compromised the site, visitors to the subdomain (tracking.dgip.gov[.]pk) of the Pakistani government website’s Directorate General of Immigration & Passport load
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Customers can already place an order for the Tesla Model Y, a mid-sized crossover SUV that won’t go into production until 2020. Tesla requires a $2,500 deposit to complete the order for the all-electric vehicle, according to information posted on its website. A disclaimer on the order form states that “production is expected to begin
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Facebook owned Instagram and WhatsApp also affected by unexplained interruption Facebook along with some of its most prominent family of apps were down on Wednesday leaving users around the globe unable to use their favorite services for a prolonged period of time. It was the longest outage in the history of Facebook, but at the