Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity (141)

FaceApp Viral Scare Adds Wrinkles to Cybersecurity Debate

Cybersecurity concerns went viral last month as celebrities like Drake and the Jonas Brothers helped popularize FaceApp, a photo filter app for smartphones.

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Data Breach Hits Millions of LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics Patients

A data breach at third-party collections firm American Medical Collection Agency, also known as AMCA, affected 12 million Quest Diagnostics patients and 7.7 million LabCorp patients, the medical testing companies have revealed. So reports USA Today.

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In a First, Equifax Faces Moody’s Downgrade Over Cyberattack

Equifax has become the first company to have its ratings outlook downgraded by Moody’s for the cited reason of cybersecurity issues. So reports CNBC.

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WhatsApp Hack Stirs Debate Around Online Privacy

Reports earlier this month that hackers had been able to install spyware on WhatsApp users’ phones has brought fresh attention to the security of private digital messages.

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Ex-Mossad Chief Calls Cybersecurity the World’s Top Threat

Cybersecurity “is the biggest threat that the free world, our planet, is dealing with these days,” said Tamir Pardo, the former director of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service. So reports CBS News.

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Hospitals Urge Medical Device Makers to Boost Cybersecurity

Medical device makers are under pressure to shore up the security of their Internet-connected products as hospitals ramp up their concerns about cyber attacks. So reports The Wall Street Journal.

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WhatsApp Breach Allows Hackers to Install Spyware on Phones

A security flaw in WhatsApp, the popular messaging service owned by Facebook, enabled cyber attackers to install Israeli spyware on a “select number” of phones, the company revealed. So reports Reuters and the Financial Times.

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Nation States Playing Bigger Role in Cyber Attacks: Study

Nation states and groups with links to them account for 23% of data breaches, up from 12% last year and 19% in 2017, Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report finds. So reports ZDNet.

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Hackers Steal $40M from Binance Bitcoin Exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange Binance has disclosed that hackers took 7,000 bitcoins, worth about $40 million, in a single withdrawal as a result of a “large scale security breach.” So reports Bloomberg.

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Cybersecurity Talent Shortage is Getting Worse: Study

A new study puts hard numbers behind the cybersecurity industry’s often-discussed talent shortage, and they’re bleak.

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