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  • Equifax to Pay $575m in Data Breach Settlement

    Retrieved from InfoSecurity - By: Kacy Zurkus
    Equifax settles with the United States, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to pay $575million for damages following the 2017 data breach. Read more...
    Posted: July 23, 2019 3:39 PM
  • Over 60 US Colleges Compromised by ERP Exploit

    Retrieved from InfoSecurity - By: Phil Muncaster
    Hackers exploited a vulnerability in a popular ERP software that compromised over 60 colleges and universities. Read more here:...
    Posted: July 22, 2019 8:43 AM
  • Slack Initiates Mass Password Reset After Data Breach

    Retrieved from ThreatPost - By: Tara Seals
    Slack is currently sending password reset emails to tens of thousands of users after new information about a 2015 data breach (which revealed more victims) has come to light. Read more here:...
    Posted: July 19, 2019 8:44 AM
  • With FaceApp in the Spotlight, New Scams Emerge

    Retrieved by WeLiveSecurity - By: Lukas Stefanko
    The FaceApp application has had a spike in popularity recently as people have been using the various face-modifying filters and posting the new photos onto social media. However, information about...
    Posted: July 19, 2019 8:36 AM
  • Microsoft Notified 10,000 Victims of Nation-state Attacks

    Retrieved from ZDNet - By: Catalin Cimpanu
    Microsoft reported that over the past year it notified nearly 10,000 users that they had been targeted and/or compromised by nation-state hackers; most coming from Iran, North Korea, and Russia....
    Posted: July 18, 2019 9:21 AM
  • Attack Lets Android Apps Function Without Permission

    Retrieved from The Hacker News - by: Swati Khandelwal
    Research has revealed that over 1,300 Android apps are gathering sensitive information even when users specifically deny permission for those apps to function.  Read more here:...
    Posted: July 17, 2019 9:49 AM
  • Cracked windshield helps hacker find bug in Tesla

    Retrieved from SC Magazine - By: Bradley Barth
    A hacker cracked the windshield in his Tesla which led to the the discovery of a software bug. This discovery, under Tesla's bug bounty reward program, resulted in a hefty reward for the hacker. ...
    Posted: July 17, 2019 9:34 AM
  • Firefox will mark all HTTP pages as 'not secure'

    Retrieved from ZDNet - By: Catalin Cimpanu
    Mozilla Firefox has announced that, like Google Chrome has done in the past, this coming October they will be introducing a "not secure" indicator for HTTP websites in Firefox Red more here:...
    Posted: July 17, 2019 9:19 AM
  • Instagram Account Vulnerability Earns Hacker $30,000

    Retrieved from Security Week - By: Eduard Kovacs
    Facebook awards researcher and ethical hacker, Laxman Muthiya $30,000 for discovering a critical vulnerability that hackers could have easily exploited to hack Instagram accounts. Read more...
    Posted: July 15, 2019 10:26 AM
  • Media File Jacking via WhatsApp and Telegram

    Retrieved from Security Week - By: Eduard Kovacs
    Symantec warns that hackers can exploit a default configuration in WhatsApp and Telegram in order to manipulate media files transferred by users if they have the "save to gallery" option enabled....
    Posted: July 15, 2019 8:49 AM