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UK-Based Mobile Carrier Three Hacked: Hackers Gain Access to Data of 133,827 Users

A security breach at UK-based mobile phone carrier Three has led to the compromise of 133,827 customer accounts, said CEO Dave Dyson. Hackers used an employee login to access Three’s customer upgrade database, which houses data including the “names, phone...
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Hacker Group Shadow Brokers Dump More Stolen NSA Cyberweapons in Apparent Farewell

TheShadowBrokers, the hacking group suspected of stealing cyberweapons from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) on Thursday released more from their arsenal of stolen tools before they “go dark.” This is an apparent farewell bid on the part of the...
bitcoin

Japan Implements Law Recognizing Bitcoin, Other Virtual Currencies as Legal Payment

Legislation that defines digital currencies as legal payment method went into effect on April 1, 2017 in Japan. Japan’s Financial Services Agency released the text of the law on March, 24. The Accounting Standards Board of Japan has said...
cyber

NIST Releases Draft Guidance for Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), in collaboration with the healthcare community and manufacturers, has developed cybersecurity guidance, draft NIST Special Publication 1800-8: Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps in Healthcare Delivery Organizations, which uses standards-based, commercially available technologies and...
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Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Ban Calls During Flights

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) last week introduced bipartisan legislation directing the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to prohibit the use of cell phones for voice calls on airplanes. The legislation, the Commercial Flight...

Attorneys General Around the Country Ask Equifax to Disable Fee-Based Monitoring Services

Connecticut’s attorney general, and others investigating Equifax Inc’s data breach on Friday asked the company to disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach impacting 143 million people. Connecticut is co-leading...
security

Security Researchers Discover Data Breach From National Credit Federation

Cybersecurity firm UpGuard said it has discovered what it called “new and damaging exposure” from within a financial firm, which, beyond revealing critical internal data, also exposes customer information compiled by all three major credit agencies. 111 GB of internal...

U.S. Army Researchers Develop Facial Recognition Tech That Works in the Dark

US Army researchers have developed an artificial intelligence and machine learning technique that holds interesting possibilities. The technology produces a visible face image from a thermal image of a person's face captured in low-light or nighttime conditions. This development could...
privacy

Chamber of Commerce Urges Congress to Implement Federal Privacy Standard to Block State Privacy...

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday released its Privacy Principles, in which it urged Congress to adopt a “federal privacy framework that preempts state law on matters concerning data privacy in order to provide certainty and consistency to...
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Wyden Says State-Backed Hackers Targeted U.S. Senate Staff

A Democratic senator said in a letter to Senate leaders Wednesday that foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides. Sen. Ron Wyden (Ore.) expressed “serious concern” that the Senate's security office “apparently...

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