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DOJ Reportedly Opens Insider Trader Investigation Into Equifax Stock Sales

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/18/2017 at 2:30pm
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In July, major national credit-reporting company Equifax was hit by a cyberattack that exposed personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. Three executives at the company sold shares that totaled $1.8 million only a few days after the company learned of the breach.

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Israel, India to Boost Start Up Cooperation 

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:30am 9/12/2017 at 11:30am
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India wants to strengthen ties with Israeli start ups, a visiting delegation of Indian IT companies to the Jewish State stressed. The delegation was organised by Nasscom, Indian association representing software companies, and the global consulting firm Accenture. “The Nasscom Product Council and IT consulting major Accenture plan to collaborate with Israel Innovation Authority...

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Equifax hit with class-action suits after massive data breach

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 9/11/2017 at 4:00pm
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Consumers potentially impacted by Equifax’s massive data breach have filed class-action law suits in two states to date: Oregon and Georgia.

The complaint filed in Oregon is seeking up to $70 billion in damages and if nothing changes, could make it the largest class-action ever filed in the U.S.

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Equifax Breach Exposes Personal Info of Half the U.S. Population

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:30am 9/8/2017 at 11:30am
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On Thursday, major national credit-reporting company Equifax revealed that a cyberattack from July exposed personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. The company wrote in a statement:

The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers...

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Amazon Will Slash Whole Foods Prices on Monday

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 8:30am 8/25/2017 at 8:30am
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Amazon passed two major hurdles on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Whole Foods’ shareholders cleared the way for the internet giant to acquire the grocery chain.

With that out of the away, Amazon is going all in and has already announced it plans on slashing Whole Foods prices as...

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N3v$r M1^d Those Crazy Password “Rules”: Four-word Passwords Hardest To Crack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 8:30am 8/9/2017 at 8:30am
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Back in 2003, Bill Burr wrote the primer on password development.  His definitive work recommended random characters, letters, numbers, caps, casing, etc. in a mishmosh that the user not only had to remember (or remember where they’d recorded it) but had to, per his ’03 recommendation, change each month into another...

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Disney to Remove ALL Content From Netflix to Start Own Streaming Service

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:00am 8/9/2017 at 7:00am
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Netflix took a major blow on Tuesday when Disney announced it will remove all of its content in 2019 to start its own streaming service. ESPN, which Disney owns, will start a streaming service in 2018. From The Hollywood Reporter:

Details of the Disney streaming service were sketchy Tuesday, with CEO Bob...

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U.S. Authorities Detain Man Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomeware

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00am 8/4/2017 at 10:00am
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The FBI has arrested Marcus Hutchins, the British security researcher that stopped the WannaCry ransomeware attack, for allegedly being a part of a software attack on banking accounts. The Guardian reported:

According to an indictment released by the US Department of Justice on Thursday, Hutchins is accused of having helped to create,...

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FBI, Dutch Police Shut Down Two Large Markets on Dark Web

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 21, 2017 at 6:30pm 7/21/2017 at 6:30pm
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The FBI and Dutch authorities have successfully shut down AlphaBay and Hansa, two of the largest marketplaces on the dark web, which sold drugs, firearms, malware, and forged documents.

AlphaBay, which the FBI seized, “allegedly serviced some 200,000 users and 40,000 vendors.” It disappeared earlier this month with Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

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Cutting Across Political Divides, India Welcomes Modi’s Israel Visit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 1:00pm 7/6/2017 at 1:00pm
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In a stunning display, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Israel received favourable coverage from across the Indian media landscape. The Indian Prime Minister was in Israel on a 3-day visit, first ever by an Indian premier.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit lays “...

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New India-Israel Venture to Raise Funds for Start Ups

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/29/2017 at 2:30pm
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Just days ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to Israel, an Israeli-Indian partnership has announced the creation of a funding platform to help start-ups find investors in each other’s country.

Israel’s equity crowdfunding firm OurCrowd and India’s leading start-up platform LetsVenture have joined hands to create an ‘India Fund’...

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Ukraine, Russia, U.S. Affected by Latest Cyberattack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:30am 6/28/2017 at 11:30am
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The Petya ransomeware took off yesterday across the globe, affecting state-owned and private businesses in Russia, Europe, and the U.S. The BBC has now reported that it “may have started via corrupted updates on a piece of accountancy software.”

The ransomeware hit Ukraine hardest since it attacked the country’s “power grid, banks...

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Experts Find New Cyber Attack “Adylkuzz” Using NSA Hacking Tools

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/17/2017 at 4:00pm

The world faced a massive ransomware attack using WannaCry, an NSA hacking tool last week, which affected 150 countries.

While investigating the WannaCry attack, experts found another ongoing cyber attack. The cybersecurity firm Proofpoint said the newly discovered attack, using Adylkuzz, is a lot quieter than WannaCry, but “has likely generated millions of...

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Massive Ransomware Attack Hits 150 Countries

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/15/2017 at 5:30pm
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A large-scale ransomware attack, WannaCry, that infected computers all over the world left governments, health care institutions, and companies reeling. Britain’s National Health Service was infected, resulting in the temporary closure of some emergency rooms.

Ransomware infects a computer, locking users out of certain applications or files until a ransom is...

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Police Go Undercover to Catch People Who Text While Driving

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/15/2017 at 4:00pm
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Police across the country have developed different techniques to catch people who text while driving. The Wall Street Journal reported that authorities have a hard time going after people for texting while driving because it is hard to prove “and citations can be contested in court.”

Some officers have disguised themselves as construction...

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CrowdStrike Revises Russian Hack Into Ukrainian Artillery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:00am 3/29/2017 at 10:00am

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike recently revised a report from December that insisted that the group “Fancy Bear,” which has ties to Russian intelligence, used malware to hack into Ukrainian artillery. In the same report, the firm said “Fancy Bear” used the same malware to “hack” into the American election.

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Good news! Apple says CIA hacking tools won’t work on newer products

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/25/2017 at 4:00pm
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If you’re an Apple snob like me, I’m pretty sure you became concerned when Wikileaks published documents about the hacking tools the CIA used to sneak into Apple products. A person could not disable the tools even by resetting their phone.

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