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Russian Hackers Exploit Old Cisco Routers, Securities Agencies Say  

Western security agencies have warned that APT28, the hacking unit with Russia’s GRI military intelligence agency, has been using malware to exploit a vulnerability in Cisco routers that was patched in 2017. So reports CSO.


Washington Enacts State Law On Cybersecurity  

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed Senate Bill 5518, which forms a new Cybersecurity Advisory Committee as a subpanel of the state’s Emergency Management Council. So reports KIRO 7 News.


TikTok Can Now Determine What Floor A User Is On, Cyber Firm Claims  

Internet 2.0, an Australian-U.S. cybersecurity company whose research last year prompted some western authorities to ban TikTok from government-issued devices, has claimed the social video company’s updated code now seeks a user’s altitude data. So reports The Guardian.


Suspected Pentagon Leaker Nabbed After Searching Word 'Leak'  

Federal law enforcement officials have arrested and charged Jack Texeira, a 21-year-old guardsman in the U.S. Air Force National Guard, over a leak of military documents that disclosed secrets about Russia’s war against Ukraine as well as U.S. spying on allied nations.


Fortra Breach Hits Four Stanford Hospitals  

Stanford has confirmed that patients at four of the university’s hospitals have had their protected health information exposed after a security breach at cybersecurity firm Fortra affected the hospitals’ mental health service vendor, Brightline. So reports Becker’s Health IT.


Q1 Cybersecurity Venture Funding Tumbles 58% from 2022  

Crunchbase research has found that venture capital funding to cybersecurity firms totaled nearly $2.7 billion in the first quarter of 2023, a precipitous 58% decline from the same period a year ago. So reports Cybersecurity Dive.


Okta Faces Investor Suit Over Data Breach  

Identity and access management provider Okta has been hit with a proposed shareholder class action lawsuit that claims the company withheld information about a January 2022 data breach. So reports Law360.


Apple TV Suffers Brief Outage for Thousands of Viewers  

Apple TV has restored service after an April 16 outage that lasted a few hours for thousands of U.S. users, says outage tracker, an outage tracker. So reports Reuters.


Human Error Caused D.C. Health Data Breach: Official  

A leading official announced that a “human mistake” was to blame in a recent data breach of Washington, D.C.’s health insurance exchange that affected thousands of people. So reports the Associated Press.


Almost One-third Of IT Pros Admit Burying Data Breaches: Survey  

According to a new survey by cybersecurity firm BitDefender, 29.9% of IT and security pros indicate they had covered up a data breach as opposed to disclosing it. So reports VentureBeat.


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