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FBI Cautions On University Credentials Sold By Hackers

The FBI has warned that hackers are selling credentials for access to college and university networks and virtual private networks. So reports Bleeping Computer.

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Verizon Refuses to Pay Ransom Over Employee Database  

A Verizon spokesperson has confirmed that the company has been in touch with a hacker who claims to have stolen an employee database but said there are no plans for further contact. So reports Motherboard.

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Portland, Ore., Loses $1.4M After Cybersecurity Breach  

The city of Portland, Ore., has acknowledged a cybersecurity breach that led to $1.4 million being removed from public coffers. So reports The Oregonian.

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Okta’s Lapsus$ Breach Spawns Securities Class Action

A shareholder has hit Okta with a class action claiming that the identity-verification company made false and misleading statements regarding a data breach earlier this year by hacking group Lapsus$. So reports Insurance Journal.

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Ransomware Breach Affects Almost 500,000 Chicago Students  

A ransomware breach has exposed the personal information of 495,000 Chicago Public Schools students and more than 56,000 employees. So reports WGN.

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Mark Zuckerberg Faces Lawsuit Over Cambridge Analytica Breach  

Meta CEO and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been personally hit with legal action over the social media giant’s Cambridge Analytica data exposure. So reports ABC News.

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Google Cloud Redoubles Security Push  

Google Cloud has highlighted its mounting efforts to become an all-inclusive security provider. So reports Cybersecurity Dive.

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Verizon: Ransomware Breaches Jumped Last Year  

Ransomware attacks resulting in data breaches surged in prevalence in 2021, according to Verizon’s annual data breach investigations report. So reports Protocol.

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Most Ransomware Victims Say They’d Pay Up Next Time

Nearly nine-in-10 business executives who have gone through a previous ransomware attack would pay a ransom if faced with such an attack again, according to a survey by Kaspersky. So reports Security.

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U.S. Cybersecurity Agency Trumpets Defensive Advances  

A year after an executive order by President Joe Biden aimed at bolstering cybersecurity, federal cybersecurity officials have visited the Capitol to talk up the steps taken. So reports The Washington Post.

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