Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Years before big hack, Twitter contractors reportedly spied on celebs, including Beyoncé

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Years before the July 15th attack on Twitter that let hackers compromise some of the social network’s most high-profile accounts to tweet Bitcoin scams, Twitter contractors appar...

Report suggests local election officials’ emails could be at risk for phishing attempts

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Many election officials across the US are using email systems that could make them more susceptible to phishing attempts, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. Area...

Twitter says hackers accessed the DMs of one elected official in last week’s attack

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Twitter believes the perpetrators of last week’s unprecedented attack on the company accessed the direct message (DM) inbox of an elected official in the Netherlands, the company...

Instacart users’ personal data, including order history, is reportedly being sold online

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The personal data of hundreds of thousands of Instacart users is being sold on the dark web for around $2 per person, according to a report from BuzzFeed. The publication says inf...

TikTok will block QAnon hashtags but not remove related videos

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TikTok has blocked several hashtags related to the QAnon conspiracy theory, but won’t be removing the videos using the hashtags from its platform, the BBC reported. The video sha...

Google will use authenticated logos to reduce Gmail phishing

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Google will trial a new security feature in Gmail that shows a brand’s logo as an avatar to help you know an email is genuine, the company has announced. The functionality uses t...

Lawmakers demand more details on Twitter’s massive hack

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Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are demanding more details on Twitter’s massive hacking attack yesterday. Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) said in a statement Thursday that “Twitter ...

Russian hackers are targeting vaccine development, officials say

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Hackers from Russian intelligence services are targeting organizations that are involved in COVID-19 vaccine development, according to US, UK, and Canadian authorities. The UK’s...

Twitter says passwords were spared in yesterday’s attack, but it’s still working to restore...

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Twitter says it has “no evidence” user passwords were accessed as part of yesterday’s massive attack targeting the company’s internal tools, but it is still working to rest...

Trump’s Twitter account has extra protections, which could be why it didn’t get hacked

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In yesterday’s massive attack on Twitter, some of the highest-profile accounts on the service, including President Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates had their ac...
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Walmart’s surging e-commerce division grows 41% in Q3, amid online retail...

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Walmart’s e-commerce business grew 41 percent year-over-year in the third quarter, continuing the rapid rise of the division amid a retail battle with Amazon. Walmart doesn’t ...

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