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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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Everything we know so far about the ransomware attack on Los Angeles schools

A Russian-speaking hacking group known for targeting schools claims responsibility Carly Page 9 hours Los Angeles Unified School District, or LAUSD — the second largest district in the U.S. with […]




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Prosecutors Struggle to Catch Up to a Tidal Wave of Pandemic Fraud

In the midst of the pandemic, the government gave unemployment benefits to the incarcerated, the imaginary and the dead. It sent money to “farms” that turned out to be front […]




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Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates

It’s been a rough start for the newly elected Costa Rica president Rodrigo Chaves, who less than a week into office declared his country “at war” with the Conti ransomware […]




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US officials link North Korean Lazarus hackers to $625M Axie Infinity crypto theft

U.S. officials have linked North Korean state-backed hacking group Lazarus to the recent theft of $625 million in cryptocurrency from the Ronin Network, an Ethereum-based sidechain made for the popular pay-to-earn […]




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Daily Crunch: Citing ‘uncertain mortgage market,’ Better.com rolls out employee buyout plan

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PT, subscribe here. Welcome to the Daily Crunch for Wednesday, […]




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FBI operation aims to take down massive Russian GRU botnet

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has disclosed it carried out an operation in March to mass-remove malware from thousands of compromised routers that formed a massive botnet controlled by Russian […]




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Daily Crunch: Meta fires executive after ‘predator catchers’ interview video goes viral

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A global clash over technology dominance is mounting

Greg Levesque Contributor Greg Levesque is a co-founder of Strider, which provides actionable data to help organizations protect their technology, talent and supply chains from geopolitical threats. Eric Levesque Contributor […]




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6 things in cybersecurity we didn’t know last year

The past 12 months in cybersecurity have been a rough ride. In cybersecurity, everything is broken — it’s just a matter of finding it — and this year felt like […]