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Florida Police Make Arrest in Alleged Multi-State SIM Card Hijacking Ring Florida Police Make Arrest in Alleged Multi-State SIM Card Hijacking Ring

Florida police made an arrest last month in an alleged “SIM-jacking” ring, with court documents claiming the scammers involved stole SIM cards belonging to other individuals and used them to amass a small fortune.

National Weather Service Facility's Intercom, Phone Lines Randomly Overtaken by Message in Chinese National Weather Service Facility's Intercom, Phone Lines Randomly Overtaken by Message in Chinese

Employees at a National Weather Service center in Maryland were randomly interrupted by a “message in Chinese” broadcast over the facility’s little-used intercom system on Wednesday, morningthe Washington Post reported. Bizarrely, it also reached “employees by phone” in the same complex.

DHS-Funded Researchers Say They've Found Security Flaws in Phones With All Major Carriers DHS-Funded Researchers Say They've Found Security Flaws in Phones With All Major Carriers

Department of Homeland Security-funded research by Virginia-based security firm Kryptowire has allegedly discovered major security flaws in numerous phones, according to a report on cybersecurity site Fifth Domain.

Face Recognition Tool Helps Nice Hackers Grab Facebook, Instagram Data Just Like the Bad Guys  Face Recognition Tool Helps Nice Hackers Grab Facebook, Instagram Data Just Like the Bad Guys 

Security researchers released a tool this week that lets you collect social media profiles of a massive amount of people using face recognition. While that might sound like a terrible idea, the tool’s creators say it will help security professionals by giving them the same tools as the bad guys.

Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination of President Nicolas Maduro Venezuelan Officials Allege Attempted Drone Assassination of President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan government officials say that two explosions at a military assemblage in Caracas on Saturday were in fact an attempt on President Nicolas Maduro’s life using bomb-carrying drones—and though the exact nature of just what happened is still being disputed, the idea that it indeed involved bomb drones isn’t as…

Apple's Sole Main Processor Supplier Just Got Hit With a Computer Virus Apple's Sole Main Processor Supplier Just Got Hit With a Computer Virus

A computer virus infected systems at multiple Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) factories on Friday night, disrupting operations at precisely the same time it is attempting to ramp up production for tech giant Apple’s future lines of iPhones, Bloomberg reported.

The DNC Is Telling Democrats to Dump Their ZTE and Huawei Devices, Even If They're Cheap The DNC Is Telling Democrats to Dump Their ZTE and Huawei Devices, Even If They're Cheap

The Democratic National Committee is warning candidates, party officials, and campaign workers to steer clear of Huawei and ZTE mobile devices—apparently under the concern that the smartphones could used to spy on them.

Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted $5.9 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It Report: The SamSam Ransomware Has Extorted $5.9 Million, and One Person Might Be Behind It

A recent review by UK cybersecurity firm Sophos in partnership with cryptocurrency firm Neutrino has concluded that the crew—or possibly one extremely proficient black hat hacker—behind the SamSam ransomware attacks have rolled in at least $5.9 million in ransom payments, according to BleepingComputer.

DC Organizers Say Anti-Racist Rally Facebook Took Down Is Real, Not Foreign DC Organizers Say Anti-Racist Rally Facebook Took Down Is Real, Not Foreign

DC organizers are angry after Facebook took down what it said were 32 pages and accounts engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” on Tuesday, as one of the events was a local-backed counter-rally to the upcoming August 12th white supremacist “Unite the Right 2.0” rally in the nation’s capitol, DCist reported.

Angry UK Legislators Say Facebook Stonewalled Inquiry, Recommend Exposing It to More Liability Angry UK Legislators Say Facebook Stonewalled Inquiry, Recommend Exposing It to More Liability

UK legislators are accusing social media giant Facebook of providing “disingenuous answers” during testimony on alleged Russian infiltration of the site in 2016 while avoiding other questions “to the point of obstruction,” the New York Times reported on Saturday.

Inmates 'Hack' Prison-Issued Tablets, Swiping $225,000 in In-App Bucks for Music and Games Inmates 'Hack' Prison-Issued Tablets, Swiping $225,000 in In-App Bucks for Music and Games

Hundreds of inmates in Idaho prison facilities reportedly exploited a “hack” that allowed them to illegitimately add nearly a quarter-million-dollars worth of credits from prison-issued tablets into their accounts.

Turns Out That Soccer Ball Putin Gave Trump Has an NFC Chip in It, But It's Probably Harmless Turns Out That Soccer Ball Putin Gave Trump Has an NFC Chip in It, But It's Probably Harmless

While at a conference alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin at a high-profile conference in Helsinki this month, Donald Trump took some time out of relentlessly praising his counterpart—a former KGB foreign intelligence officer and currently suspected U.S. election-meddler—to accept a gift of one Adidas AG soccer…

Outbound Facebook Infosec Chief Alex Stamos Wrote a Note to Staff Urging Major Reforms Outbound Facebook Infosec Chief Alex Stamos Wrote a Note to Staff Urging Major Reforms

Facebook’s departing chief information security officer Alex Stamos, whose upcoming exit has been known for months, wrote a note to staff in March amid the Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal urging them to reconsider the site’s approach to privacy, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday.

Former Online Survey Worker Sentenced to 18 Months for Stealing $492,000 in Unclaimed Amazon Gift Cards Former Online Survey Worker Sentenced to 18 Months for Stealing $492,000 in Unclaimed Amazon Gift Cards

A Lexington, Kentucky man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Monday, the Department of Justice wrote in a press release, for a data heist in which he abused his status as an employee of online polling company IntelliSurvey Inc. to snatch up nearly half a million dollars in unclaimed Amazon gift cards.

Facebook Now Says It Will Remove Misinformation That Inspires Real-World Violence Facebook Now Says It Will Remove Misinformation That Inspires Real-World Violence

After a rough week of criticism over Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s shoddy explanation for why he won’t ban conspiracy site Infowars—including a very awkward tangent into apparently believing Holocaust deniers are not “intentionally getting it wrong”—the social media giant has announced it will begin removing…

Voting Machine Maker Suddenly Remembers It Did Connect Its Machines to the Internet Voting Machine Maker Suddenly Remembers It Did Connect Its Machines to the Internet

Voting machine manufacturer ES&S has denied that its systems were ever equipped with remote-access software when confronted by reporters. But after receiving questions from a U.S. senator on the matter, the company has admitted it did do that dumb thing, but it did it a long time ago, and it doesn’t do it anymore.

Trump Is Still Rambling About a Dumb Theory That the DNC Is Hiding an Incriminating Server Trump Is Still Rambling About a Dumb Theory That the DNC Is Hiding an Incriminating Server

On Monday, flanked by his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Helsinki, Donald Trump refused to concur with the conclusions of US intelligence agencies that Russia was behind intrusions into computer systems belonging to the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign…

'Mega' Data Breaches Cost Companies a Staggering Fortune, IBM Study Finds 'Mega' Data Breaches Cost Companies a Staggering Fortune, IBM Study Finds

IBM Security on Wednesday released its latest report examining the costs and impact associated with data breaches. The findings paint a grim portrait of what the clean up is like for companies whose data becomes exposed—particularly for larger corporations that suffer so-called “mega breaches,” a costly exposure…

Military Documents Stolen Because Someone Forgot to Update the Router Password Military Documents Stolen Because Someone Forgot to Update the Router Password

You too can have better cybersecurity than the U.S. military just by properly setting up your router.

Trial Begins for Two Men, One a Pastor, Accused of Making Millions Off Hacked Press Releases Trial Begins for Two Men, One a Pastor, Accused of Making Millions Off Hacked Press Releases

The trial of two men who allegedly made $20 million in an insider trading scheme involving hackers who stole corporate press releases before they were public began in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Reuters reported, with prosecutors telling jurors they had “electronic communications, trading records and testimony from witnesses…

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