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Hackers breach 20 Texas government agencies in ransomware cyber attack

By CloudBuzz | August 19, 2019

State officials say they are responding to a coordinated ransomware attack that has affected at least 20 government agencies throughout Texas. The state’s Department of Information Resources is leading the response to the breach, assisted by the Division of Emergency

Wired

Facebook’s Voice Transcripts Were More Invasive Than Amazon’s – WIRED

By Wired | August 17, 2019

The tail end of the Defcon hacking conference this week saw a remote car-start dongle and app that could have been hacked to steal cars, along with a drone hacking a smart TV. Oh, also, researchers have found a way

Capital One Cyber Staff Raised Concerns Before Hack

By CloudBuzz | August 16, 2019

Cybersecurity employees reported what they saw as staffing issues and other problems to bank’s internal auditors, human-resources department and other senior executives Before a giant data breach at Capital One Financial Corp. COF 0.26% , employees raised concerns within the

Louis Columbus

Why AI Is The Future Of Cybersecurity

By Louis Columbus | August 16, 2019

Future Of Cybersecurity 61% of enterprises say they cannot detect breach attempts today without the use of AI technologies. 48% say their budgets for AI in cybersecurity will increase by an average of 29% in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. Breach

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700,000 Choice Hotels records leaked in data breach, ransom demanded

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2019

Researchers found the unsecured database, but hackers got there first 700,000 records belonging to Choice Hotels have reportedly been stolen with hackers demanding payment for their return. Comparitech, in collaboration with security researcher Bob Diachenko, found an unsecured database containing data

Kayla Matthews

Online Lottery Scams Are Unfortunately Alive and Well

By Kayla Matthews | August 15, 2019

Fake Lottery Scams Are Alive and Well: What to Look For You’ve just won $50,000! Or, perhaps you qualify to go on a ’round-the-world cruise or drive away in a brand-new car. No matter the prize, it will always seem

Tech Crunch

Huawei pushes back launch of 5G foldable, the Mate X

By Tech Crunch | August 15, 2019

If you were desperately ripping days off of your calendar until you could get your hands on Huawei’s $2,600 5G foldable, the Mate X — which was originally slated to launch next month — it sounds like you’re going to have to wait

Cloud Flare

Cloudflare Global Network Expands to 193 Cities

By CloudBuzz | August 15, 2019

Cloudflare’s global network currently spans 193 cities across 90+ countries. With over 20 million Internet properties on our network, we increase the security, performance, and reliability of large portions of the Internet every time we add a location. Expanding Network

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Accenture Report Reveals New Cybercrime Operating Model Among High-Profile Threat Groups

By Accenture | August 14, 2019

Accenture Report Reveals New Cybercrime Operating Model Accenture Security’s 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report identifies top threats influencing the cyber landscape, including emerging disinformation techniques and evolving relationships in the underground economy ARLINGTON, Va.; Aug. 14, 2019 – Cybercrime campaigns and

education security

Education is top target for cyberattacks

By CloudBuzz | August 14, 2019

The education sector has become one of the most sought after targets for cybercriminals, according to the latest report from Malwarebytes Labs. In the first half of 2019, the top three largest categories of threats identified among education institutions’ devices

MIT tech review

MIT – Facebook paid people to listen to voice recordings, too

By MIT Technology Review | August 14, 2019

It’s the fifth big tech company forced to admit to the practice this year. The news: Facebook paid contractors to listen to, and transcribe, audio clips generated by people using its Messenger app, according to Bloomberg. They were not told where the

Breached Data

New Data Breach Has Exposed Millions Of Fingerprint And Facial Recognition Records: Report

By CloudBuzz | August 14, 2019

It has been coming for some time, but now the major breach of a biometric database has actually been reported—facial recognition records, fingerprints, log data and personal information has all been found on “a publicly accessible database.” The damage is

Mark Kirstein Partner Experts

IT Pros Can Now Deliver a More Streamlined, Cost-Efficient Migration of Microsoft Teams

By Mark Kirstein | August 13, 2019

IT Pros Deliver a More Streamlined Migration of Microsoft Teams In the modern workplace, the ability for employees to collaborate and engage with each other on projects in real time is becoming essential. The increased adoption of tools like video

Brian Krebs

SEC Investigating Data Leak at First American Financial Corp

By CloudBuzz | August 13, 2019

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating a security failure on the Web site of real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. that exposed more than 885 million personal and financial records tied to mortgage deals

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Exclusive: Google’s jobs search draws antitrust complaints from rivals

By Reuters | August 13, 2019

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google’s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-finding services contend anti-competitive behavior has fueled its rise and cost them users and

Kubernetes Penetration Test Report: Insights and Twistlock Response

By CloudBuzz | August 12, 2019

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) late last year commissioned a penetration test to identify unknown security vulnerabilities and design weaknesses in Kubernetes. The final report is posted in the working group’s repository. When done well, penetration tests provide methods

Google News

Google Chrome Incognito Mode Can Still Be Detected by These Methods

By CloudBuzz | August 12, 2019

With the release of Chrome 76, Google fixed a loophole that allowed web sites to detect if a visitor was using Incognito mode.  Unfortunately, their fix led to two other methods that can still be used to detect when a visitor

BBC Tech

Gadgets can be hacked to produce ‘dangerous’ sounds, says researcher

By BBC Tech | August 12, 2019

Many modern gadgets can be hacked to produce deafening and disorienting sounds, research has revealed. Security researcher Matt Wixey found a range of devices had little protection to stop themselves being turned into “offensive” low-grade, cyber-weapons. Mr Wixey tested laptops,

Wired

Hackers Could Decrypt Your GSM Phone Calls

By Wired | August 11, 2019

MOST MOBILE CALLS around the world are made over the Global System for Mobile Communications standard; in the US, GSM underpins any call made over AT&T or T-Mobile’s network. But at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas on Saturday, researchers

Wired

This Teen Hacker Found Bugs in School Software That Exposed Millions Of Records

By Wired | August 10, 2019

A FEW SHORT decades ago, the archetypal hacker was a bored teenager breaking into his school’s network to change grades, à la Ferris Bueller. So today, when cybersecurity has become the domain of state-sponsored spy agencies and multibillion-dollar companies, it may be refreshing

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