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Russian Tech Giant Yandex Targeted With ‘Regin’ Malware: Report

Hackers believed to be working for Western intelligence agencies breached the systems of Russian tech giant Yandex last year as part of an attack that involved a new variant of the Regin malware, Reuters reported on Thursday. Reuters learned from four sources that the breach occurred between October and November 2018, it targeted Yandex’s research […]

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Canada Privacy Watchdog Taking Facebook to Court

Canada’s privacy czar said Thursday that he is taking Facebook to court after finding that lax practices at the social media giant allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. A joint report from privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien and his British Columbia counterpart said major shortcomings were uncovered in Facebook’s procedures. It called for […]

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Washington State Legislature Passes New Data Breach Law

The Washington legislature has passed a bill that effectively expands the state’s consumer data breach notification requirements. The Washington State Capitol (Source: Wikipedia)Previously, Washington-based organizations needed to notify consumers of a data breach only in the event that the security incident exposed users’ names in combination with their Social Security Numbers, driver’s license numbers, state […]

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Hackers Actively Exploiting Widely-Used Social Share Plugin for WordPress

Hackers have been found exploiting a pair of critical security vulnerabilities in one of the popular social media sharing plugins to take control over WordPress websites that are still running a vulnerable version of the plugin. The vulnerable plugin in question is Social Warfare which is a popular and widely deployed WordPress plugin with more […]

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Mobile Security Versus Desktop and Laptop Security: Is There Even a Difference Anymore?

Do you remember your first mobile phone, and the newfound feelings of connectedness and convenience that came with it? I was one of the first in my circles to have a cellular phone. One of the coolest features my phone and network could support was the receipt of short email messages — no send capabilities. […]