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Instagram buying domains to deter hackers from selling data

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

The social media company appears to have spent the long weekend buying up internet domains that hackers might try to use to sell contact information stolen last week from 6 million accounts.

Instagram investigating larger breach; hacker claims 6 million accounts for sale

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

Instagram says it is continuing to investigate a data breach linked to a flaw in its application programing interface or API which exposed user names, phone numbers and email addresses.

Senators want spies to disclose more about secret zero-day policy

by Chris Bing • 4 weeks ago

The Senate Intelligence Committee hopes to learn more about how American spies handle the disclosure of software vulnerabilities continuously discovered by the 16 spy agencies, which are occasionally used as a weak point to hack into computer networks.

The tech behind the DARPA Grand Challenge winner will now be used by the Pentagon

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The tech behind Mayhem, the winner of DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge, has been brought into the DoD under a seven-figure contract through DIUx

The Justice Department wants to help you run a vulnerability disclosure program

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The Justice Department quietly released guidelines last week to help interested companies effectively design their own software vulnerability disclosure programs.

Study: Zero days rediscovered much faster

by Shaun Waterman • 2 months ago

The report comes as White House cybersecurity czar Rob Joyce says he is reviewing the Vulnerability Equities Process — the policy structure that decides whether zero days found by U.S. agencies should be disclosed to the manufacturer.

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