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Senate Passes Cybersecurity Legislation Aimed at Small Businesses

The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology (MAIN STREET) Cybersecurity Act. The bipartisan bill will provide a consistent set of resources for small businesses to...

Whole Foods Reveals Data Breach: Customers’ Payment Information Illegally Accessed

Whole Foods, the grocery chain recently acquired by Amazon for $1.7 billion in late August, revealed on Thursday that a point-of-sale data breach had compromised customers' credit and debit card details. The company said it recently received information regarding unauthorized...

SEB and Nasdaq Partner to Trial Blockchain for Mutual Funds

Nasdaq and Nordic financial services group, SEB said Wednesday they are collaborating on a project to test a developed prototype for a mutual fund trading platform based on blockchain technology. The aim is to increase efficiency in the processing of...

Deloitte Targeted by Hackers: Confidential Information Likely Accessed

Accountancy firm Deloitte is the latest victim of a cyberattack which may have compromised the data of some of its clients. The cyberattack occurred through the company’s email system, Deloitte said in a statement on Monday. Hackers breached the company’s global...

Hackers Exploit Vulnerability in SEC’s filing System

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Wednesday that hackers accessed the Commission’s EDGAR test filing system in 2016, and may have provided the basis for illicit gain through trading. Specifically, a software vulnerability in the test filing component of...

U.S. Army Study Demonstrates Cyber Intrusions are Predictable

A new study from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory presents evidence that the number of cyber intrusions can be predicted, particularly when analysts are already observing activities on a company or government organization's computer network. Researchers say new models that...

Senate Votes to Ban Kaspersky Lab Products From Government Networks

The U.S. Senate on Monday passed an amendment against Kaspersky Lab pushed forward by New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. The amendment bans the use of Kaspersky Lab software across the federal government, and passed the Senate as part of...

Congressman Reintroduces the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act

Following the Equifax data breach, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus, reintroduced the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which provides for a single national breach notification standard. The bill requires that companies notify...

Northrop Grumman to Acquire Orbital ATK for $7.8 Billion

Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leading global security company, and Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, said Monday they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Northrop Grumman will acquire Orbital ATK for approximately...

Misconfigured Database Containing Data of 593,328 Alaska Voters Exposed Online

A misconfigured database that contained info for 593,328 Alaska voters was exposed online according to the Kromtech Security Center which discovered the records. The records contained the contact and voting information of over 191 million voters, and 58 million unregistered,...




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