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appeared to be driven by national espionage goals, such as the interception of military and civilian communications

“FireEye Inc in March said that a group it called Temp.Periscope reappeared last summer and went after defense companies and shippers” writes Joseph Menn for reuters.com. Symantec provides the most widely used paid security software for consumers and an array of higher-end software and services for companies and public agencies.Symantec said it has already shared technical information about the hack with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security, along with public defense agencies in Asia and other security companies.SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A sophisticated hacking campaign…

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Symantec: a hacking campaign launched from China, with the likely intention of espionage, breached satellite and defense companies in the US and Southeast Asia

“FireEye Inc in March said that a group it called Temp.Periscope reappeared last summer and went after defense companies and shippers” writes Joseph Menn for reuters.com. Symantec provides the most widely used paid security software for consumers and an array of higher-end software and services for companies and public agencies.Symantec said it has already shared technical information about the hack with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Homeland Security, along with public defense agencies in Asia and other security companies.SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A sophisticated hacking campaign…

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AI company working on DoD project reportedly breached

“The big picture: The company, Clarifai, is one of several working on Project Maven, a Defense Department program that uses artificial intelligence to identify elements like people or vehicles in drone footage” reports axios.com. He also said the company notified the Defense Department.Two people told Wired that Clarifai didn’t tell the Pentagon about the data breach for at least several weeks. Source: axios.com Share This:

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NEO Price Prediction: NEO/USD has re-tested a broken trend line as part of an initial descending channel formation, moves to the north now possible

“Immediate support as mentioned for NEO/USD is seen at $52.50, where the bounce occurred just on top of the breached channel pattern” writes Fx Street for forexcrunch.com. The NEO price was seen down over 3% in the latter stages of trading on Wednesday, as the price pared back the gains seen during Tuesday’s session. Currently the price is flirting around the 50% Fibonacci, seen at the $53.00 mark, if cleared next upside potential would be 38.2% Fibonacci, $54.35 in the near-term.NEO/USD on Tuesday broke out to the upside from a…

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Under Armour Says 150 Million MyFitnessPal Accounts Breached

“The stolen data includes account user names, email addresses and scrambled passwords for the popular MyFitnessPal mobile app and website, Under Armour said in a statement” writes Jim Finkle for reuters.com. It is the largest data breach this year and one of the top five to date, based on the number of records compromised, according to SecurityScorecard.(Reuters) – Under Armour Inc (UAA.N) (UA.N) said on Thursday that data from some 150 million MyFitnessPal diet and fitness app accounts was compromised in February, in one of the biggest hacks in history,…

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Under Armour announces data breach, affecting 150 million MyFitnessPal app accounts

“The athletic wear company Under Armour disclosed Thursday that data tied to its fitness app was breached this year, affecting 150 million user accounts” writes Hamza Shaban Is for washingtonpost.com. The company said it is continuing to investigate the incident and coordinating with law enforcement and “leading data security firms.”. Under Armour said that the breach occurred in February, but the company discovered the hack only last week.According to Under Armour, the app does not collect Social Security or driver’s license numbers from users, so that information was not exposed.Credit…

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India’s national Aadhaar ID database reportedly breached after access was sold for $8

“The agency said it had initiated a police complaint against the people responsible for selling the access, but did not identify them” reports venturebeat.com. Crucial data, “including biometric information, is fully safe and secure,” the agency said in a statement.The database incorporates fingerprints and iris scans, besides basic information details. “Mere display of demographic information can’t be misused without biometrics,” it added, ruling out financial fraud, saying access to bank accounts required further authentication that involved fingerprint and iris scans. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Siemens, Trimble, Moody’s breached by Chinese hackers, U.S. charges

“Representatives for the three defendants and the Chinese company could not immediately be identified to seek comment on the charges” writes Min Read for reuters.com. PITTSBURGH, Pa./NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors have charged three Chinese nationals affiliated with a cyber security company in China with hacking into Siemens AG, Trimble Inc and Moody’s Analytics to steal business secrets.Siemens, based in Munich, Germany, is a technology company with interests in electrification, automation and digitalization. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Former Microsoft Employees: Sophisticated Hackers Breached Database in 2013

“Five former employees of Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) said that the company’s secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was compromised by highly sophisticated hackers in 2013, according to a report from Reuters” writes Kinsey Grant for thestreet.com. The former employees said Microsoft examined other cybersecurity breaches that took place after this specific attack to ensure that there wasn’t evidence hackers had used information stolen from Microsoft to attack other entities. Source: thestreet.com Share This:

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Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

“The exploit, as noted by Ars Technica, takes advantage of several key management vulnerabilities in the WPA2 security protocol, the popular authentication scheme used to protect personal and enterprise Wi-Fi networks” writes Oct Edt for theverge.com. At 8AM Monday morning Eastern Time, researchers plan to reveal details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points.The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued the following warning in response to the exploit: US-CERT has…

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