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  • Los Angeles Apr 26, 2019

    Man’s $1M Life Savings Stolen as Cell Number Is Hijacked

    Hackers are exploiting a system designed to make your financial, social media, and e-mail accounts safer. Security experts recommend everyone take action now to protect themselves.

  • Donald Trump Aug 22, 2018

    Apparent DNC Voter Data Hack Attempt Was Unauthorized Test

    A Democratic National Committee official is now saying that what appeared to be a thwarted attempt to break into its massive voter database was actually an unauthorized test. Bob Lord, the DNC’s chief security officer, said late Wednesday in a statement that the test “mimicked several attributes of actual attacks on the Democratic party’s voter file” and that it was...

  • New York Aug 2, 2018

    TSA Considering Ending Screening at Small Airports

    The TSA is considering ending screening of passengers at smaller airports across the country to focus security efforts at the largest airports. It is unclear how advanced the proposal is and whether it will ever be adopted. Still, aviation-security experts reacted with alarm, saying that dropping security at smaller airports could make those flights an inviting target for terrorists.

  • United States Feb 2, 2018

    Olympic Committee Was Told in 2015 of Suspected Abuse of Gymnasts

    Two months after USA Gymnastics was alerted that team doctor Larry Nassar might be molesting its star athletes, the organization notified the head of security for the U.S. Olympic Committee of the breadth of the brewing scandal, NBC News reported. “USA Gymnastics has recently been made aware of potential sexual misconduct committed against one or more of its national team...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Feb 1, 2018

    Super Bowl Security Includes Off-Site Screening

    Fans attending the Super Bowl in Minneapolis will have the chance to go through security screening off-site, and out of the elements.

  • United States Nov 21, 2017

    Uber Hid a Hack That Exposed Data of 57 Million Users and Drivers

    Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service’s customers and drivers. So far, there’s no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a Tuesday blog post by Uber’s recently hired CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi. Part of the reason nothing malicious...

  • Florida Nov 8, 2017

    No One Is Immune From Hacks, Says Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

    Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer told lawmakers Wednesday that the threat from state-sponsored hackers has changed the playing field so dramatically that even the best-defended companies can fall victim. Mayer joined former and current CEOs of Equifax in testifying before a Senate committee examining recent data breaches that affected millions of Americans. Lawmakers said they hoped to use the information...

  • United States Sep 15, 2017

    Equifax Security and Information Executives Retire After Data Breach Disclosure

    Equifax said Friday that its top information and security executives were retiring, effective immediately, as the company reels from its disclosure last week that it suffered a data breach potentially affecting 143 million people in the U.S., CNBC reported. Read More

  • Facebook Apr 28, 2017

    Facebook Gearing Up to Fight Political Propaganda

    Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections. It’s a long way from CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s assertion back in November that it was “pretty crazy” to think that false news on Facebook influenced the U.S. presidential election. It’s also a major sign...

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