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California to close data breach notification loopholes under new law  TechCrunch · 11 hours
California, which has some of the strongest data breach notification laws in the U.S., thinks it can do even better. The golden state’s attorney general Xavier Becerra announced... more
Estonians kick off online voting for March election  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in Europe more
Estonians kick off online voting for March 3 election  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Balloting has started in online voting pioneer Estonia for next month's election, a day after Microsoft said hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in several European countries more
UK has 'toughest oversight regime' for Huawei  Sky News · 2 days
The head of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre says the UK had established the "toughest and most rigorous oversight regime in the world for Huawei". more
As US pushes to ban Huawei, UK considers softer approach  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Britain's cybersecurity chief says the country can handle the risks involved with using mobile networks made by China's Huawei more
Thais give Russia, US right to extradite hacking suspect  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A Thai court has accepted a U.S. request that a Russian man who allegedly was part of a gang that stole millions of dollars online from bank accounts be extradited... more
Microsoft says Russian hackers targeted European researchers - CNET  CNET · 2 days
A group linked to Russian government agencies targeted more than 100 people researching electoral integrity and public policy. more
Xage brings role-based single sign-on to industrial devices  TechCrunch · 2 days
Traditional industries like oil and gas and manufacturing often use equipment that was created in a time when remote access wasn’t a gleam in an engineer’s eye, and hackers had no way... more
UK cybersecurity chief: oversight of Huawei is working  ABC NEWS · 2 days
UK cybersecurity chief says government oversight of Huawei proves its worth in flagging problems more
Russian State-Sponsored Hackers 8 Times Faster Than Nearest Competitor: Crowdstrike  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Russian-backed hackers take less than 19 minutes to move within a network that they have compromised, Crowdstrike said. more
Russian hacking campaign spotted ahead of EU elections  Sky News · 2 days
Microsoft has detected a hacking campaign targeting democratic institutions ahead of the European Union elections this year, from a group believed to be sponsored by the Russian government. more
Advertising body accused of data law breaches  Sky News · 2 days
An organisation which sets standards for online advertising has been accused of knowingly breaching data protection laws, according to legal complaints filed with regulators in the UK and Ireland. more
Cybersecurity 101: Five settings to secure your iPhone or iPad  TechCrunch · 3 days
iOS 12, Apple’s latest mobile software for iPhone and iPad, is out. The new software packs in a bunch of new security and privacy features you’ve probably already... more
Senseon raises $6.4M to tackle cybersecurity threats with an AI ‘triangulation’ approach  TechCrunch · 3 days
Darktrace helped pave the way for using artificial intelligence to combat malicious hacking and enterprise security breaches. Now a new UK startup founded by an ex-Darktrace... more
Could hackers 'brainjack' your memories in future?  BBC · 3 days
A decade from now, memory-boosting implants could be available commercially, but at what risk? more
U.K. approval of Huawei 5G networks would give Canada breathing room, expert says  Global News · 3 days
British media reports say the U.K. National Cyber Security Centre has concluded that with care and safeguards, Huawei equipment can be used... more
China accuses U.S. of trying to block its tech development  CBC · 4 days
China's government is accusing the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging... more
Daily Crunch: Stop repeating this privacy lie  TechCrunch · 4 days
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1.... more
Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyberattack from ‘sophisticated state actor’  TechCrunch · 4 days
The Australia government suffered a cyberattack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s prime minister. PM Scott... more
China accuses US of trying to block its tech development  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Media reports say that Britain's intelligence agencies believe it's possible to manage cybersecurity risks associated with using wireless networks by Chinese supplier Huawei more
Huawei risks can be managed, UK cyber chiefs conclude  Sky News · 4 days
Any risks from using equipment made by Chinese tech firm Huawei in the rollout of 5G networks can be managed, UK cyber security chiefs have concluded. more
After 750 Million, Hacker Puts Data of 93 Million More Users on Sale: Report  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The hacker, who goes by the name Gnosticplayers, earlier posted data of 620 million users, and a second batch of... more
Australia’s government and political parties hit by cyber attack from ‘sophisticated state actor’  TechCrunch · 4 days
The Australia government suffered a cyber attack that it suspects is the work of a “sophisticated state actor,” according to the country’s Prime... more
Huawei’s 5G equipment is a manageable risk, British intelligence claims  THE VERGE · 4 days
The cybersecurity risks of using Huawei’s equipment in 5G networks are manageable, according to an unpublished... more
'Honeypot of juicy political gossip hoovered up' in Oz cyber attack  Sky News · 4 days
A "sophisticated state actor" has carried out a cyber attack on the Australian parliament's computing network - just a month before an election. more
Huawei risk can be managed, say UK cyber-security chiefs  BBC · 4 days
UK intelligence chiefs conclude the Chinese tech giant Huawei can bid for work on telecoms projects. more
Australian political parties hit by 'state actor' hack, PM says  BBC · 4 days
The "sophisticated" activity follows an attempted hack on the parliament, Scott Morrison says. more
Stop saying, “We take your privacy and security seriously”  TechCrunch · 4 days
In my years covering cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the same lie that floats above the rest. “We take your privacy and security seriously.” You might have heard the phrase... more
ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in latest round of mass site hacks  TechCrunch · 5 days
In just a week, a single seller put close to 750 million records from 24 hacked sites up for sale. Now, the hacker has struck again. The... more
Ixigo, YouNow, and 6 Other Websites Reportedly Hacked, 127 Million Accounts Leaked  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records... more
Marriott now lets you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack  TechCrunch · 6 days
Hotel chain giant Marriott will now let you check if you’re a victim of the Starwood hack. The company confirmed to TechCrunch... more
Nest resetting compromised passwords instead of just recommending users do so  9to5Google · 7 days
Following stories of Nest devices getting “hacked” due to bad password management, Google reiterated that... more
Ixigo, YouNow, and 5 Other Websites Reportedly Hacked, 127 Million Accounts Leaked  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has struck again, this time breaking into 127 million more records... more
Hacker who stole 620 million records strikes again, stealing 127 million more  TechCrunch · 1 week
A hacker who stole close to 620 million user records from 16 websites has stolen another 127 million records from 8 more websites, TechCrunch... more
Happy Valentine’s Day: your dating app account was hacked, says Coffee Meets Bagel  TechCrunch · 1 week
Good news for love-seekers this Valentine’s Day. In a bit of odd timing, users of the dating app Coffee Meets Bagel woke... more
British hacker Marcus Hutchins loses bid to omit 'intoxicated' testimony  BBC · 1 week
Devonian Marcus Hutchins is accused of writing virus code and says he was "intoxicated" in an interview. more
Software pirates hijack Apple tech and release rip-off iPhone apps  Sky News · 1 week
Hacked versions of iPhone apps such as Spotify, Minecraft and Pokemon Go have been distributed by software pirates who have hijacked Apple's technology. more
Pirates using Apple tech to put hacked apps on iPhones  Sky News · 1 week
Hacked versions of iPhone apps such as Spotify, Minecraft and Pokemon Go have been distributed by software pirates who have hijacked Apple's technology. more
Facebook used in Iranian cyber-spying operation, US indictment says - CNET  CNET · 1 week
A former US Air Force intelligence officer and Iranian hackers created fake Facebook accounts in an attempt to trick US counterintelligence officials. more
Two hackers charged with Minecraft-linked bomb threats that led to school evacuations  THE VERGE · 1 week
Two alleged hackers in Southern California have been arrested and charged with multiple offenses following widespread Minecraft-related hoaxes that led to hundreds of schools... more
Ukrainian official: Hacking intensifies as election nears  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Russian hackers are redoubling their efforts in the run-up to presidential elections in Ukraine, according to the head of Ukraine's cyber-police more
Elevate Security announces $8M Series A to alter employee security behavior  TechCrunch · 1 week
It’s well understood that many network breaches begin with phishing emails designed to trick users into giving hackers their credentials. They don’t even have to work... more
617M stolen account details from 500px, Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, ShareThis, more, being sold  9to5Google · 1 week
Stolen account details from 16 hacked websites have gone on sale on the dark web. In all, 617 million records are available, with data... more
617M stolen account details from 500px, Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, ShareThis, more, being sold  9to5Mac · 1 week
Stolen account details from 16 hacked websites have gone on sale on the dark web. In all, 617 million records are available, with data... more
Xiaomi electric scooter reportedly vulnerable to hijacking hack - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Flaw could allow hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle, including acceleration and braking, a researcher says. more
500px photo-sharing site says it was hacked in 2018 - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Hack last summer exposed all usernames and hashed passwords, but not credit card information. more
Russia Rising, part 3: Hackers targeting Canadian elections, banks and institutions  Global News · 2 weeks
Jeff Semple visits the front-lines of a growing cyberwar in the third episode of the Russia Rising podcast more
C2A raises $6.5M for its in-car cybersecurity platform  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Cars are now essentially computers on wheels — and like every computer, they are susceptible to attacks. It’s no surprise then that there’s a growing number of startups that are working to... more
Bezos Case Exposes Billionaires' Vulnerability to Hackers  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Billionaires and top executives as especially vulnerable because their personal information is a gold mine for criminals, says Mark Johnson, CEO of Sovereign Intelligence. more
AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The AP has identified a total of six people who have been approached by undercover operatives in an apparent bid to record them making inflammatory statements... more
Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
It’s bad enough that dating sites are a pit of exaggerations and inevitable disappointment, they’re also a hot target for hackers. Dating sites aren’t considered the... more
Parenting site Mumsnet hit by data breach  BBC · 2 weeks
The flaw meant account holders saw some details of other users and their message history. more
Australia parliament hit by cyber-hack attempt  BBC · 2 weeks
Politicians' passwords have all been reset, but officials say it appears no information was stolen. more
Huawei Open to European Supervision, Says Executive in Speech  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Huawei wants cybersecurity to be viewed as a technical rather than ideological issue and is open to supervision by European governments to prove the point. more
Australian parliamentary network hacked; no sign data stolen  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Australia's leading cybersecurity agency is investigating a breach of the country's federal parliamentary computing network amid speculation of hacking by a foreign nation more
EE data breach ‘led to stalking’  BBC · 2 weeks
A customer's ex-partner accessed her new address and bank details, before turning up at her home. more
'Cyber-attack' on Bernard Matthews staff bank details  BBC · 2 weeks
Bernard Matthews says bank account details of 200 employees were "potentially compromised". more
The plot to revive Mt. Gox and repay victims’ Bitcoin  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
It was the Lehman Brothers of blockchain. 850,000 Bitcoin disappeared when cryptocurrency exchange Mt. Gox imploded in 2014 after a series of hacks. The incident cemented the industry’s reputation... more
Foreign hackers targeting Canadian banks and government, cyber-security expert tells MPs  Global News · 2 weeks
Foreign hackers have targeted Canadian banks, mining companies and government institutions in recent years to steal valuable secrets and spread malware, a leading cybersecurity analyst warns. more
Nest says it wasn't breached, following reports of infiltrated Nest Cams - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
It says the security cameras got hacked because users chose already compromised passwords and user names. more
5G networks must be secured from hackers, bad actors, US senator says - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The US will need a comprehensive 5G cybersecurity strategy if it wants to keep its competitive advantage, says Senator Maria... more
Hackers using password phishing kits and fake receipts to access iCloud-locked iPhones  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
A new report from Motherboard today looks into the world of hacking iCloud-locked iPhones. While turning on Find My iPhone (which enables the iCloud... more
As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Six months after an episode of “Homeland” showed hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in the (fictional) Vice President’s pacemaker, Mike Kijewski, the founder... more
Justice Department: No evidence of vote hacking during 2018 election  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
There is “no evidence to date” that any foreign government had a material impact on voting machines or infrastructure during the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new... more
Google's new Chrome extension warns you about stolen passwords - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Password Checkup lets you know if the username and password you're using have been nabbed by hackers in the past. more
Brexit backer’s insurance firm and leave campaign fined £120k by data watchdog  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The UK’s data protection watchdog has issued fines against a pro-Brexit campaign, Leave.EU, and an insurance company owned by the largest individual donor to the... more
Brexit: Leave.EU and Arron Banks' firm fined £120,000 over data breaches  BBC · 3 weeks
The pro-Brexit campaign's share of a fine for data breaches is reduced by the Information Commissioner. more
Google’s enterprise certificate revoked by Apple, disabling development & internal iOS apps  9to5Google · 3 weeks
After it emerged that Facebook was taking advantage of an iOS enterprise program to collect data on users, Apple pulled the social network’s privileges. The... more
Houzz resets user passwords after data breach  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Houzz, a $4 billion-valued home improvement startup that recently laid off 10 percent of its staff, has admitted a data breach. A reader contacted TechCrunch on Thursday with a copy of an email sent by... more
Facebook just removed a new wave of suspicious activity linked to Iran  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Facebook just announced its latest round of “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” this time out of Iran. The company took down 262 Pages, 356 accounts, three... more
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617M stolen account details from 500px, Dubsmash, MyFitnessPal, ShareThis, more, being sold
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Electric scooters popular with ride-sharing services can be hacked to suddenly accelerate or brake
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Hackers using password phishing kits and fake receipts to access iCloud-locked iPhones
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