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Undercover spy exposed in NYC was one of many

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LONDON (AP) — When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by ...

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The Supreme Court could decide how bad a hack must be for victims to sue

WASHINGTON – Two class-action lawsuits that could come before the Supreme Court this term seek to determine just how bad a cybersecurity lapse must be before customers can sue. In both cases, federal appeals court judges formally approved lawsuits by ...

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China is lead suspect in Marriott hack, Reuters reports

A massive hack into hotel group Marriott International may have been an intelligence-gathering operation by China’s government, Reuters cited unidentified sources as saying. Private investigators found hacking tools, techniques and procedures that featured in past attacks attributed to Chinese hackers, ...

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Auditor: Nearly all new US weapons systems have ‘critical’ cyber-security problems

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WASHINGTON – Almost all of the U.S. military’s newly-developed weapons systems suffer from “mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities,” a review of government security audits conducted from 2012 to 2017 found, suggesting that military agencies have rushed to computerize new weapons systems without ...

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The Cybersecurity 202: California’s new Internet of Things law only protects against a small portion of cyberthreats

“Password123” isn’t an easy password option anymore. At least, it isn’t in California. The Golden State’s governor just signed a law barring companies from selling Internet-connected devices with preprogrammed passwords that are easy to guess or crack and leave them ...

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The Cybersecurity 202: Privacy advocates blast Kavanaugh for government surveillance support

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court is drawing fire from privacy advocates and civil libertarians who object to his strong endorsements of warrantless government surveillance as a federal judge. During Brett ...

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Does cyber insurance pay off?

The potential growth opportunities for the cybersecurity insurance industry seem to be constantly expanding as major businesses face significant breaches. But while insuring data has never been more important, figuring out how the process actually works and who is protected ...

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Experts warn lawyers about cyber threats

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For months, Jeffrey Wicks has been telling just about any colleague who would listen about the time the computers in his office were hacked and his data was held for ransom. He told the story so often that his friend, ...

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Companies, governments assess damage from latest malware

PARIS (AP) — Companies and governments around the world on Wednesday counted the cost of a software epidemic that has disrupted ports, hospitals and banks. Logistics firm FedEx says deliveries by its TNT Express subsidiary have been “slowed” by the ...

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