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Turns Out Census Data Isnt That Safe
16th Feb 2019 [6 days ago] from Newser
An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official...
U.S. Backs Indias Right To Defend Itself After Kashmir Attack
16th Feb 2019 [5 days ago] from Yahoo News
Tensions between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan have risen again after India, incensed by the killing of 44 paramilitary police in the deadliest attack in Kashmir in decades, demanded that Pakistan act against the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)...
OAIC Under Fire For Long Review Wait Times Following Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme
18th Feb 2019 [3 days ago] from ZDNet
Information and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk has revealed during Senate Estimates that there are 18 Freedom of Information reviews that have been left unassigned for 11 months.
Mueller Says Searches Yielded Evidence Of Stone-WikiLeaks Communications
16th Feb 2019 [5 days ago] from Yahoo News
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked...
Tens Of Millions More Web Accounts For Sale After More Sites Hacked, Mac Malware Spreads Via Windows.exe, And More
17th Feb 2019 [4 days ago] from The Register
Standby for a we woz haxx0ed email from one of these sites this week... Roundup  Lets kickstart your Monday with some lovely juicy computer security and screwups news, beyond what we reported last week.…
The Latest: Cardinal Calls McCarrick Punishment Important
16th Feb 2019 [5 days ago] from Yahoo News
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local):
Hackers Tried To Steal €13 Million From Maltas Bank Of Valletta
14th Feb 2019 [8 days ago] from ZDNet
Hackers tried to send funds to banks in the UK, the US, the Czech Republic, and Honk Kong. Transactions are being reverted.
Retired Indian General Urges Caution Against Pakistan Strike
16th Feb 2019 [5 days ago] from Yahoo News
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military...
New York's Amazon Rejection Exposes US Opportunity Gap And Democrats' Political Disconnect
18th Feb 2019 [3 days ago] from Yahoo News
Democrats should consider this a wake-up call for 2020 when they must win states that don't have dynamic urban economies like New York or California.
Facebook Taps User Data To Defend Workers From Threat
14th Feb 2019 [7 days ago] from SecurityWeek
Facebook gathers intelligence from its platform to identify people who threaten the firm or its workers, the social network said Thursday in response to media reports of the security tactic. read more
More U.S. Aid For Venezuela Touches Down Amid Distribution Uncertainty
17th Feb 2019 [5 days ago] from Yahoo News
The shipment will be the second arrival of large-scale U.S. and international aid for Venezuelans, many of whom have scant access to food and medicine, since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in defiance of...
Ahead Of EU Polls, Facebook Voids Accounts Targeting Moldovan Election
18th Feb 2019 [3 days ago] from iTnews
Disrupted attempt to influence voters.
Hacker Puts Up For Sale Third Round Of Hacked Databases On The Dark Web
17th Feb 2019 [5 days ago] from ZDNet
Hacker is selling 93 million user records from eight companies, including GfyCat.
New Variant Of Shlayer MacOS Malware Discovered
14th Feb 2019 [8 days ago] from SecurityWeek
Carbon Black’s security researchers recently discovered a new variant of the Shlayer malware that targets macOS versions ranging from 10.10.5 to 10.14.3. read more
After The Parliament Cybersecurity Breach, MPs And Senators Should Be Looking Closer To Home - ABC News
18th Feb 2019 [4 days ago] from Google News
After the Parliament cybersecurity breach, MPs and senators should be looking closer to homeABC NewsIf I were a nation-state hacker, you can bet Id be going after every politician and staffers poorly secured personal network I could find...
Trump Accuses Own Deputy Attorney General Of 'planning Illegal Act' In Early Morning Twitter Rant
18th Feb 2019 [4 days ago] from Yahoo News
Donald Trump has accused his own deputy attorney general of breaking the law in a series of early morning tweets railing against current and former law enforcement officials. Mr Trump lashed out on Twitter at former FBI director Andrew...
Here's Why Donald Trump Will Threaten Venezuela's Military Leaders During A Speech In Florida
18th Feb 2019 [4 days ago] from Yahoo News
President Trump's speech will be directed at Florida's Venezuelan community as he tries to appeal to Latino voters heading into the 2020 election.
Critical Drupal Vulnerability Allows Remote Code Execution
20th Feb 2019 [31 hours ago] from SecurityWeek
Security updates released on Wednesday for the Drupal content management system (CMS) patch a “highly critical” vulnerability that can be exploited for remote code execution. read more
Apple Makes 2FA Mandatory For Boss Developers
20th Feb 2019 [36 hours ago] from iTnews
Better late than never, and youve got a week to make this happen.
New Head Of AustCyber Node Named
18th Feb 2019 [3 days ago] from iTnews
Ian Martinus to lead unis cyber industry engagements.
Hackers Target WordPress Sites Via WP Cost Estimation Plugin
14th Feb 2019 [8 days ago] from SecurityWeek
Malicious actors have been hacking WordPress websites by exploiting vulnerabilities in a fairly popular plugin called WP Cost Estimation Payment Forms Builder. read more
US Facebook Fine Over Privacy Could Be In Billions: Reports
17th Feb 2019 [4 days ago] from SecurityWeek
A US investigation into privacy violations by Facebook could result in a record fine running to billions of dollars, media reports said Friday. read more
POS Firm Says Hackers Planted Malware On Customer Networks
19th Feb 2019 [2 days ago] from ZDNet
Nearly 140 bars, restaurants, and coffee shops all over the US have had POS systems infected with malware.
Top US Officials Considered Removing Trump Using 25th Amendment, FBI Lawyers Confirm
17th Feb 2019 [5 days ago] from Yahoo News
An explosive claim that senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department discussed forcing Donald Trump out of office has been backed by two more witnesses in secret Congressional hearings. Former acting head of the FBI Andrew McCabe...
This Malware Turns ATM Hijacking Into A Slot Machine Game
19th Feb 2019 [3 days ago] from ZDNet
WinPot can force infected ATMs to automatically dispense cash. Just spin.