Facebook rejects new allegation that it protected employees over users in 2018 breach

The plaintiffs say the company knew about the problem with "access tokens" for years and chose to protect its own employees before fixing the problem for users.

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Amazon Web Services finds no 'significant issues' at other companies allegedly breached by Paige Thompson

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

AWS, which serves millions of cloud customers, said it will be more proactive in helping clients detect misconfiguations.

Voting-machine companies are thinking about vulnerability disclosure, bug bounty programs

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The industry has some very particular challenges to work out before establishing a coordinated vulnerability disclosure program. But the big companies are changing their thinking.

DanaBot banking trojan hits Germany again, with new targets

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

DanaBot is being used to hit German retail websites, including H&M, according to new research from Webroot.

Microsoft patches two critical vulnerabilities comparable to BlueKeep

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

Like BlueKeep and the bug involved in WannaCry, the new vulnerabilities are "wormable."

DEF CON Voting Village matures as industry keeps its distance

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

The country's top three voting gear vendors were a no-show, but there was still plenty of enthusiasm at DEF CON's Voting Village.

Meet APT41, the Chinese hackers moonlighting for personal gain

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

In a first for China-based group, FireEye said, the hackers are using malware typically reserved for spying for personal gain.

Pakistani man allegedly paid AT&T employees big bucks to jailbreak millions of iPhones

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The scheme unlocked 2 million iPhones for use outside AT&T's network, federal prosecutors say. At least one employee allegedly received more than $400,000 for participating.

Risky mobile transactions have spiked this year as patch providers race to keep up

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

In the first half of 2019, nearly half of all transactions that a fraud detection firm flagged as "risky" occurred via mobile devices. Meanwhile, mobile security patches have spiked, too.

Russian government hackers used office technology to try to breach privileged accounts

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

More bad news for private and public sector organizations nervous about the rise of connected devices.

Hey, industry: Cybersecurity needs to be a safety essential in your products

by cyber_admin • 2 weeks ago

As technology advances and the world becomes more connected, the risk of cyberattacks on vehicles, personal electronic devices and even airborne drones increases.

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