Russia is blocking encrypted email startup Skiff

Russia is blocking encrypted email startup Skiff

The Russian government has blocked another encrypted email provider, according to a Russian digital rights organization and the email provider. Last Wednesday, Roskomsvoboda, which describes itself as “the first Russian public organization active in the field of protecting digital rights and expanding digital opportunities,” reported that an unknown Russian state organization ordered the block of […]

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Hacker finds bug that allowed anyone to bypass Facebook 2FA

Hacker finds bug that allowed anyone to bypass Facebook 2FA

A bug in a new centralized system that Meta created for users to manage their logins for Facebook and Instagram could have allowed malicious hackers to switch off an account’s two-factor protections just by knowing their email address or phone number. Gtm Mänôz, a security researcher from Nepal, realized that Meta did not set up […]

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How US police use digital data to prosecute abortions

How US police use digital data to prosecute abortions

In late April, police in Nebraska received a tip saying 17-year-old Celeste Burgess had given birth to a stillborn baby and buried the body. Officers soon learned that her mother, Jessica Burgess, and a friend had helped her with transportation and burial. The police issued citations for concealing the death of another person and false […]

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US federal agencies hacked using legitimate remote desktop tools

US federal agencies hacked using legitimate remote desktop tools

The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agency has warned that criminal financially motivated hackers compromised federal agencies using legitimate remote desktop software. CISA said in a joint advisory with the National Security Agency on Wednesday that it had identified a “widespread cyber campaign involving the malicious use of legitimate remote monitoring and management (RMM) software” that had […]

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A network of knockoff apparel stores exposed 330,000 customer credit cards

A network of knockoff apparel stores exposed 330,000 customer credit cards

If you recently made a purchase from an overseas online store selling knockoff clothes and goods, there’s a chance your credit card number and personal information were exposed. Since January 6, a database containing hundreds of thousands of unencrypted credit card numbers and corresponding cardholders’ information was spilling onto the open web. At the time it […]

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Riot Games hack could help cheaters

Riot Games hack could help cheaters

Last week, the video game giant Riot Games revealed that hackers had compromised its “development environment”— where the company stores its source code — with a social engineering attack. While the company reassured its users that “there is no indication that player data or personal information was obtained,” the hack could still be damaging, as […]

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LastPass owner GoTo says hackers stole customers’ backups

LastPass owner GoTo says hackers stole customers’ backups

LastPass’ parent company GoTo — formerly LogMeIn — has confirmed that cybercriminals stole customers’ encrypted backups during a recent breach of its systems. The breach was first confirmed by LastPass on November 30. At the time, LastPass chief executive Karim Toubba said an “unauthorized party” had gained access to some customers’ information stored in a […]

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A hack at ODIN Intelligence exposes a huge trove of police raid files

A hack at ODIN Intelligence exposes a huge trove of police raid files

Detailed tactical plans for imminent police raids, confidential police reports with descriptions of alleged crimes and suspects, and a forensic extraction report detailing the contents of a suspect’s phone. These are some of the files in a huge cache of data taken from the internal servers of ODIN Intelligence, a tech company that provides apps […]

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Spin Technology raises $16M to protect SaaS apps against attacks

Thoma Bravo agrees to acquire digital forensics firm Magnet Forensics for over $1B

Thoma Bravo, the private equity and growth capital firm, today announced that it would spend $1.8 billion CAD (~$1.34 billion) to acquire Magnet Forensics, a Waterloo-based company making software used by defense forces and businesses to investigate cybersecurity threats. Magnet Forensics will be purchased by a newly created corporation controlled by Thoma Bravo, Morpheus Purchaser […]

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T-Mobile says hacker accessed personal data of 37 million customers

T-Mobile says hacker accessed personal data of 37 million customers

In a financial filing on Thursday, T-Mobile revealed that a hacker accessed a trove of personal data belonging to 37 million customers. The telecom giant said that the “bad actor” started stealing the data, which includes “name, billing address, email, phone number, date of birth, T-Mobile account number and information such as the number of […]

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