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In Ironic Twist, Founder of Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup Gets Arrested on Fraud Charges

In Ironic Twist, Founder of Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup Gets Arrested on Fraud Charges

That headline sounds like the set-up to a joke, I know, but 2020 has proven time and time again that you can’t make this shit up anymore.

On Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigations arrested Adam Rogas, the founder of the cyber fraud prevention startup NS8, in Las Vegas on multiple charges of securities fraud and wire fraud. Rogas helmed the company until earlier this month, when he...

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Trump's WeChat and TikTok App Store Bans Are a Cybersecurity Nightmare

Trump's WeChat and TikTok App Store Bans Are a Cybersecurity Nightmare

The Trump administration has barely even bothered to back up its case that its use of emergency powers to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling TikTok’s U.S. operations to an American company is based on cybersecurity concerns. It’s actually setting the stage for a meltdown of its own making.

While the White House officially cited cybersecurity concerns when it threatened TikTok and...

Sep 17, 2020 at 22:05. 1 comments

DoJ Still Not Sure Why It's Mad at WeChat

DoJ Still Not Sure Why It's Mad at WeChat

In what’s the latest update to the Trump Administration’s... questionable

plans for getting China-based apps off of U.S. soil, Justice Officials are now clarifying that any future crackdown on WeChat won’t explicitly target people who only download the chat platform for... chatting. This update comes courtesy of court docs filed late yesterday responding to a lawsuit filed last month by the...

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Sep 17, 2020 at 09:25.

Oracle's Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

Oracle's Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

The Trump administration’s efforts to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling its U.S. subsidiary TikTok to an American company are closing in, with enterprise software giant Oracle attempting to get regulators to clear a deal. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved is really making a garbage fire out of it.

The White House, claiming that TikTok’s owner poses a security threat because...

Sep 16, 2020 at 10:20. 2 comments

Data Leak Shows Chinese Firm Compiled Data, Social Media Posts of Millions

Data Leak Shows Chinese Firm Compiled Data, Social Media Posts of Millions

A Chinese intelligence firm’s database on 2.4 million people—including some 50,000 Americans—was recently leaked, exposing it to researchers.

Per a Tuesday report in the Register, Fullbright University Vietnam researcher Chris Balding and Australian security researcher Robert Potter co-authored a recent paper on Beijing-based company Shenzhen Zhenhua Data Technology, whose data on millions was...

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Sep 15, 2020 at 06:30. 1 comments

Razer Left Around 100,000 Customer's Details Just Hanging Around On The Internet

Razer Left Around 100,000 Customer's Details Just Hanging Around On The Internet

Being as popular as they are, peripheral specialists Razer have a lot of people’s personal details! And for a few weeks, thanks to a “misconfigured Elasticsearch cluster”, those details—including home addresses—were kinda sitting around in the open, not even protected by a password.

As Ars Technica report, the cluster was found last month by security researcher Volodymyr Diachenko, and meant...

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Sep 11, 2020 at 05:33. 5 comments

Bluetooth Unveils Its Latest Security Issue, With No Security Solution

Bluetooth Unveils Its Latest Security Issue, With No Security Solution

Bluetooth technology has amassed its fair share of

diehard stans over the years, despite some pretty gnarly bugs that open devices up to a bevy of bad actors. Now, the organization behind the namesake technology has put out a statement about the latest threat facing those of us with Bluetooth-enabled devices—and there’s no patch in sight.

BLURtooth, as the issue’s been named, was brought to...

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Sep 05, 2020.

Prison Phone App Exposes Millions of Inmate Messages and Personal Data

Prison Phone App Exposes Millions of Inmate Messages and Personal Data

As many incarcerated individuals are having their visiting privileges restricted due to the global pandemic, Telmate’s Getting Out app has become one of the only options that families separated by incarceration have to keep in touch. But according to research published today, hundreds of millions of intimate messages from many millions of inmates were sitting exposed on the web.

The Getting...

Sep 04, 2020. 8 comments

Seven Years Later, Court Finally Finds Illegal NSA Spying Program to Have Been Illegal

Seven Years Later, Court Finally Finds Illegal NSA Spying Program to Have Been Illegal

The National Security Agency’s program to hoover up details on billions of domestic phone calls and text messages in the U.S. was illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, and was probably an unconstitutional abuse of power.

Per Politico, the findings were unanimously handed down in a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals case concerning the 2013 conviction of four Somali immigrants of...

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Sep 01, 2020. 9 comments

Duh: FBI Warned Doorbell Cams Can Also Tip Suspects Off to Approaching Cops

Duh: FBI Warned Doorbell Cams Can Also Tip Suspects Off to Approaching Cops

The FBI warned in a November 2019 bulletin that smart video doorbells, such as

Amazon’s Ring or Google’s Nest Hello cameras, could tip off suspects that police are coming for them, according to a Monday report in the Intercept.

The nine-page document is part of the hundreds of gigabytes of leaked documents in the BlueLeaks archive dumped by the Distributed Denial of Secrets Group, many of...

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Aug 28, 2020. 8 comments

Walmart Wants to Get Its Greasy Hands on TikTok

Walmart Wants to Get Its Greasy Hands on TikTok

The uncool bidders for extremely cool video app TikTok now reportedly include, uh, Walmart.

TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance is exploring options to offload the app, which is based in the US, amid threats by Donald Trump’s administration to

somehow “ban” it if control isn’t transferred to a US company. Per the New York Times, Walmart has apparently offered to join forces with Microsoft for a...

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Aug 12, 2020. 6 comments

Report: TikTok Collected Persistent IDs From Android Phones in Apparent Violation of Google Policy

Report: TikTok Collected Persistent IDs From Android Phones in Apparent Violation of Google Policy

TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app that Donald Trump’s administration is

incoherently threatening to ban from the U.S. and may be gearing up for a court fight in response, quietly collected persistent identifiers from Android devices for 15 months, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

According to the Journal, an analysis of numerous versions of TikTok found that the app used a...

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Aug 05, 2020. 14 comments

White House at a Total Fucking Loss to Explain Trump's TikTok Shakedown

White House at a Total Fucking Loss to Explain Trump's TikTok Shakedown

No one in the White House has any idea what the fuck Donald Trump was talking about when he suggested that the U.S. Treasury should get a slice of any deal for Microsoft to buy TikTok.

The Trump administration has threatened to ban TikTok in the U.S., possibly by putting it on a Commerce Department blacklist, over largely theoretical concerns that Beijing-based owner ByteDance could use it to...

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Adam Clark Estes Adam Clark Estes Sep 22, 2018.

Why So Many Hackers Are Going After the Health Care Industry

<a href="https://gizmodo.com/hospital-hacks-are-skyrocketing-because-hospitals-are-s-1630024732/1684037936" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Why So Many Hackers Are Going After the Health Care Industry</a>

Initial suspicions from

the massive hack at Anthem are just starting to roll in, and they are suspicious. Long story short, a few unnamed people immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was China. That said, Anthem is hardly the only health care company that's been hacked lately.

It's a bit of an pandemic, actually (pardon the pun). Last year, we saw a series of attacks on hospitals and...

Kate Knibbs Kate Knibbs Nov 10, 2017. 9 comments

Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans' Tax Returns Online

<a href="http://gizmodo.com/an-irs-online-service-breach-just-screwed-at-least-100-1707042237/1707674383" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'reframed');">Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans&#39; Tax Returns Online</a>

The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and—yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been preyed upon for their shitty security by “Russian hackers.”

Russian hackers

were...

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