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  • Microsoft calls for establishment of a digital Geneva Convention

    Microsoft calls for establishment of a digital Geneva Convention

    As the public grows more concerned with state-sponsored hacking, Microsoft is calling on tech companies to form a so-called “Digital Geneva Convention” by promising to protect users from nation-state attacks and vowing to never mount offensive cyber attacks. Microsoft is also pushing governments around the world to establish norms for engagement in digital warfare. Microsoft… Read More

  • The SEC is reportedly investigating why Yahoo took so long to disclose that it was hacked

    The SEC is reportedly investigating why Yahoo took so long to disclose that it was hacked

    As if two massive data breaches affecting more than one billion users isn’t enough, Yahoo is now under investigation from the SEC for not disclosing the hacks sooner, according to a Wall Street Journal report. Read More

  • Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side

    Mirai botnet creator unmasked as DDOS protection developer tempted by the dark side

    Mirai, the botnet that subverted thousands of poorly secured internet of things devices and set them to work on denial of service attacks, has been revealed to be the creation of a young developer who found that the black hat fit better than the white. Read More

  • Is the U.S. no longer tamper-proof? Crunch Network

    Is the U.S. no longer tamper-proof?

    In a year that has proven to have a mind of its own, America received another rattling of the cages just this past weekend, and the implications could not be more distressing. The United States of America’s presidential election and its congressional races were likely tampered with by another country. To what extent those efforts affected the outcome of the election we don’t know… Read More

  • Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

    Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

    President Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a complete review of the hacks and leaks that led up to and may have influenced the presidential election, according to White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco. “The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election… Read More

  • San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

    San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

    Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco’s Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygiene. According to security reporter Brian Krebs, a separate individual infiltrated the Muni hacker’s own email using nothing more than the ransom note provided by the hacker himself. Read More

  • Jill Stein campaign files to recount votes in Wisconsin

    Jill Stein campaign files to recount votes in Wisconsin

    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, and independent party candidate Rocky De La Fuente, today filed for a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin after Stein raised more than $5.2 million via NationBuilder.com to pursue “election integrity.” Stein’s crowdfunding campaign raised donations after a group of legal and cybersecurity experts raised questions… Read More

  • LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network failed to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country, violating a law instituted in Russia requiring all online sites to store personal data on national servers. The order… Read More

  • IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range

    IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range

    It was a big day for IBM today as it opened its shiny new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, complete with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber range. A cyber range is a network security testing environment, and is typically run by the military or military contractors. This one, dubbed X-Force Command, however, is much more than a couple of terminals in… Read More

  • Why the Department of Transportation’s self-driving car guidelines aren’t enough Crunch Network

    Why the Department of Transportation’s self-driving car guidelines aren’t enough

    Ford, GM, Toyota and VW are just a handful of the car manufacturers planning to put self-driving cars on the road in the next five years. If you ask Uber or Tesla, they might say driverless cars have already arrived… which means we’re running out of time to secure one of the juiciest new targets for hackers. Read More

  • Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

    Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

    The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource. Usernames and passwords for more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach, although the passwords are secured with the strong hashing algorithm bcrypt. Weebly said in an email to customers that user IP addresses were also taken in the breach. “We do not believe… Read More

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