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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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How One Bad CrowdStrike Update Crashed the World’s Computers

That deeper access also introduces a far higher possibility that security software—and updates to that software—will crash the whole system, says Matthieu Suiche, head of detection engineering at the security firm Magnet Forensics. He compares running malicious code detection software at the kernel level of an operating system to “open-heart surgery.” Yet it’s nonetheless surprising

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J.D. Vance Left His Venmo Public. Here’s What It Shows

Despite his anti-elite stance, Vance’s connections reveal a more complex relationship with establishment figures. At the same time, as the former president distances himself from Project 2025—a right-wing policy roadmap aiming to purge the federal government and reshape the executive branch and turn the US into what critics characterize as a Christian nationalist autocratic state—Vance’s

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Alleged ‘Maniac Murder Cult’ Leader Indicted Over Plot to Kill Jews

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn on Tuesday unsealed a sweeping felony indictment against the 20-year-old they say is the head of a violent Eastern European skinhead gang implicated in a number of assaults and attacks abroad, some of them fatal. The gang, known asManiac Murder Cult or MKY, is connected to the com/764 pedophilia network, with

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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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US Senators Secretly Work to Block Safeguards Against Surveillance Abuse

The source adds that Cornyn claims the new rules threaten to grant foreign nationals greater rights than those of criminal defendants, something that foreign adversaries could exploit. It is unclear, however, by what method Cornyn believes a foreign adversary might gain insight into the court’s proceedings. Information presented in the hearings are among the nation’s

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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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