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Cloaked Ursa Using Trusted Online Storage Services to Evade Detection

According to research by Palo Alto’s Unit 42, the most recent campaign by advanced persistent threat Cloaked Ursa (aka APT 20, Nobelium, or Cozy Bear), “demonstrate[s] sophistication and the ability to...

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Lending Tree Notifies 70,000 Customers of Data Breach

Online mortgage lender Lending Tree sent breach notification letters to affected individuals on June 29, 2022. The letter advises those persons that their name, social security number, date of birth, and...

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Location Data Industry Under Scrutiny for Inclusion of Planned Parenthood Clinics in their Services

INRIX, a company that provides location-based data analytics, has been collecting, analyzing, and selling aggregated vehicle, traffic, and parking data for over 17 years. Now, after the Roe v. Wade decision,...

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The FCC Wants You to Delete TikTok

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr asserted that TikTok poses an “unacceptable national security risk” in a letter to the CEOs of Google and Apple urging the companies to remove the app from...

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Privacy Tip #337 – FBI Issues Warning About Cryptocurrency Apps

On July 18, 2022, the FBI issued an Alert advising consumers that fraudulent cryptocurrency apps have caused more than 244 victims to lose nearly $43 million. The fraudulent apps that cyber...

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Hybrid Work Is Here: Is Your Security Strategy Ready for It?

An “everywhere,” hybrid workforce is no longer concept, but reality. But securing hybrid workplaces requires big changes to how IT security gets done, argues Jason Lee, the CISO of Zoom in...

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Privacy Tip #333 – Chatbots Used to Steal Credentials

I am not a huge fan of using chatbots, as I never end up getting my questions fully answered. I get the efficiency of using a chatbot for simple questions, but...

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FERC Seeks to Tighten Cyber Security for Electric Grid Cyber Systems

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is tasked with keeping our electric grid safe and maintaining reliable and secure energy for U.S. consumers. On January 20, FERC issued a Notice of...

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If Your Disclosure of a Data Breach Was  “Late,” You May Have to Litigate

A professional accounting firm in Illinois received an unwanted holiday “gift” in the form of a class action complaint stemming from its alleged failure to secure personally identifiable information (PII) and...

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Privacy Tip #301 – Can Your Co-Worker Guess Your Password? Probably!

We talk about passwords a lot. As you know, I am a fan of passphrases instead of passwords as they are hard to guess and easy to remember—a perfect combination for...

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