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Don’t Fall for CrowdStrike Outage Scams

The security firm CrowdStrike inadvertently caused mayhem around the world on Friday after deploying a faulty software update to the company’s Falcon monitoring platform that bricked Windows computers running the product. Fallout from the incident will take days to resolve, and the company is warning that, as system administrators and IT staff work on remediation, […]

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The US Supreme Court Kneecapped US Cyber Strategy

The Commerce Department could hit a legal snag with its proposal to require cloud companies to verify their customers’ identities and report on their activities. The pending rule, part of an effort to clamp down on hackers’ misuse of cloud services, has drawn industry criticism for alleged overreach. A major tech trade group warned Commerce

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Hackers Claim to Have Leaked 1.1 TB of Disney Slack Messages

A group calling itself “NullBulge” published a 1.1-terabyte trove of data late last week that it claims is a dump of Disney’s internal Slack archive. The data allegedly includes every message and file from nearly 10,000 channels, including unreleased projects, code, images, login credentials, and links to internal websites and APIs. The hackers claim they

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AT&T Paid a Hacker $370,000 to Delete Stolen Phone Records

Despite the payment and deletion, some AT&T customers and those who communicated with them may still be at risk, given that others may have samples of the data that were not deleted. The hacker who spoke with WIRED obtained payment from AT&T instead of Binns because, he says, in an odd twist to the case,

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Spyware Users Exposed in Major Data Breach

But that’s not all. Each week, we round up the security news we didn’t cover in depth ourselves. Click on the headlines to read the full stories. And stay safe out there. For the third time since 2010, spyware vendor mSpy has suffered a substantial data breach, this time exposing millions of customers and prospective

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The Sweeping Danger of the AT&T Phone Records Breach

From targeted wiretaps to bulk surveillance dragnets, phone companies have been at the center of privacy concerns for decades—and their time in the limelight isn’t over yet. On Friday, telecom giant AT&T announced that it recently suffered a data breach impacting call and text messaging records of “nearly all” its customers. The company is in

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Notorious Hacker Kingpin ‘Tank’ Is Finally Going to Prison

For more than a decade, Vyacheslav Igorevich Penchukov—a Ukrainian who used the online hacker name “Tank”—managed to evade cops. When FBI and Ukrainian officials raided his Donetsk apartment in 2010, the place was deserted and Penchukov had vanished. But the criminal spree came to a juddering halt at the end of 2022, when he traveled

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Google Is Adding Passkey Support for Its Most Vulnerable Users

The password killers known as “passkeys” are now available to users of Google’s Advanced Protection Program, which works to add an additional layer of account protection for people who fear that they could face targeted digital attacks. The company is more than a year into supporting passkeys for all regular individual accounts and made them

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The $11 Billion Marketplace Enabling the Crypto Scam Economy

That public nature of the criminal transactions is all the more shocking given that Huione Guarantee is operated by Huione Group, a Cambodian financial conglomerate that includes a company linked to the family of Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Manet. One of the companies’ directors, in fact, is Hun To, the prime minister’s cousin, who has

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Hackers Leaking Taylor Swift Tickets? Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

Proton, the company behind Proton Mail, launched an end-to-end encrypted alternative to Google Docs, seeking to compete with the cloud giant on privacy. We broke down how Apple is taking a similar approach with its implementation of AI, using a system it calls Private Cloud Compute in its new Apple Intelligence features. In other news,

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