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McAleenan out at DHS

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For the fifth time in just under three years, the Trump administration finds itself looking for another Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary, after acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan said he would step down. McAleenan, an Obama administration holdover who replaced the embattled former DHS Secretary Kristjen Nielsen, tendered his resignation just a few

Stratfor hacker Hammond held in contempt for refusing to answer grand jury questions

Vulnerabilities in IoT Devices Have Doubled Since 2013

Just months before he was to be released from federal prison where he is serving time for hacking intelligence firm Statfor and releasing information to WikiLeaks , activist and hacker Jeremy Hammond, was found to be in contempt of court for failing to answer questions before a grand jury in the Eastern District of Virginia

Mississippi gov’t agencies fall short of cybersecurity compliance standards

Mississippi gov’t agencies fall short of cybersecurity compliance standards

Mississippi government institutions by and large are failing to comply with standard cybersecurity practices – only 71 of 125 state agencies, boards, commissions, and universities responded to a survey by the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and only 53 of those have an articulated cybersecurity policy in place. At least 11 of those surveyed don’t

Second Senate Intel committee report confirms Russia social media campaign to influence 2016 election, skewer Clinton

Emotet is Back and Spamming Again

In the wake of a controversial call between President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Urkaine and even as some of President Trump’s supporters in Congress push a narrative that corrupt forces in Ukraine were behind 2016 election meddling, the second of a five-part bipartisan report from the GOP-led Senate

Health, personal data of 1 million New Zealanders exposed in series of intrusions

New Test Service Launched to Gauge Tech Skills of Job Candidates

The medical and personal information of about 1 million people was exposed after a breach of Tū Ora Compass Health, a primary health organization (PHO) located in New Zealand. The non-governmental organization (NGO) discovered four intrusions – by what Ministry of Health Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said were two hacktivists and two

Stolen credentials used to access TransUnion Canada’s consumer credit files

Stolen credentials used to access TransUnion Canada’s consumer credit files

A malicious actor used stolen credentials to access a web portal operated by credit reporting agency TransUnion Canada and then used that portal to access consumer files. This week, BleepingComputer posted a report containing scanned images of a disclosure notification that TransUnion Canada has begun mailing out to affected consumers. The notification,

California ‘boldly’ bans facial recognition in body cams, ACLU

California ‘boldly’ bans facial recognition in body cams, ACLU

With a flourish of a pen Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom blocked police in California from using facial recognition technology in their body cameras. The Body Camera Accountability Act bans the use of facial recognition technology in body cams for three years. It prohibits “a law enforcement agency or law enforcement officer from installing,

Magecart attack on e-commerce service impacts Sesame Street store and many more

Magecart attack on e-commerce service impacts Sesame Street store and many more

Magecart hackers found out how to get to Sesame Street’s online store – and in all likelihood thousands more merchants – by initially compromising e-commerce and shopping cart service provider Volusion to deliver the credit card-skimming code. Israel-based security researcher Marcel Afrahim, who for his day job works as a research

1,600 Electronic Arts FIFA 20 players’ reg data compromised

New Banking Regs Increase Cyber-Attack Risk

An Electronic Arts website for its EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series operated for about 30 minutes with a glitch during which time 1,600 users had their personal information exposed. The incident began on October 3 at 1 pm when users began noticing and informing the company that they were viewing others registration details, the

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