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FTC Accuses Chegg Homework Help App of ‘Careless’ Data Security

Chegg, a homework help app, exposed the data of 40 million users, including details about some students’ sexual orientation and religion, regulators said in a legal complaint. Read More




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What we learned when Twitter whistleblower Mudge testified to Congress

A ticking bomb of security vulnerabilities. Covering up security failures. Duping regulators and misleading lawmakers. These are just some of the allegations when Twitter’s ex-security lead turned whistleblower, Peiter Zatko, […]







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Samsung says customer data stolen in July data breach

U.S. electronics giant Samsung has confirmed a data breach affecting customers’ personal information. In a brief notice, Samsung said it discovered the security incident in late-July and that an “unauthorized […]




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A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal.

Mark noticed something amiss with his toddler. His son’s penis looked swollen and was hurting him. Mark, a stay-at-home dad in San Francisco, grabbed his Android smartphone and took photos […]




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A Cyberattack Illuminates the Shaky State of Student Privacy

The software that many school districts use to track students’ progress can record extremely confidential information on children: “Intellectual disability.” “Emotional Disturbance.” “Homeless.” “Disruptive.” “Defiance.” “Perpetrator.” “Excessive Talking.” “Should attend […]




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China-backed hackers targeted White House journalists before January 6

Researchers at cybersecurity company Proofpoint said they have observed the China-backed advanced persistent threat group, TA412, also known as Zirconium, engaging in several reconnaissance phishing campaigns since early last year. […]




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US publisher Macmillan confirms cyberattack forced systems offline

Macmillan, one of the largest book publishers in the U.S., said it has been hit by a cyberattack that forced it to shut down its IT systems.  Macmillan spokesperson Erin […]




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RansomHouse extortion group claims AMD as its latest victim

AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told […]




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IBM acquires offensive security startup Randori to bolster its cybersecurity toolkit

IBM has announced that it’s acquiring Randori, a Boston-based offensive security startup that combines attack surface management (ASM) with continuous automated red reaming (CART) to help organizations bolster their cyber defenses.  […]