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Uber Admits Covering Up 2016 Data Breach, Avoids Prosecution

Data Breach Today

Department of Justice to resolve a criminal investigation into its massive 2016 data breach. After Uber admitting to covering up the data breach, as well as several other factors, the government has ended its prosecution.

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Details of 1st Government Hack Are Disclosed, 20 Years Later

Data Breach Today

The 2003 Cyberattack Has Been Linked to a State-Sponsored Cyberespionage Campaign The United Kingdom's national cybersecurity agency on Friday marked the 20th anniversary of its response to the first-ever cyberattack against the government by disclosing how government agencies responded.

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In praise of. the Investigatory Powers Act 2016

Data Protector

I see the IPA as an outstanding example that Governments of all countries should adopt to ensure that public authorities act transparently and put effective mechanisms in place to ensure that human rights are appropriately respected. Where opinion formers had concerns, these issues should be addressed.

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Married couple pleaded guilty to laundering billions in cryptocurrency stolen from Bitfinex in 2016

Security Affairs

A married couple from New York pleaded guilty this week to laundering billions of dollars stolen from Bitfinex in 2016. The couple pleaded guilty to money laundering charges in connection with the hack of the cryptocurrency stock exchange Bitfinex that took place in 2016. Law enforcement also seized over $3.6

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TrickGate, a packer used by malware to evade detection since 2016

Security Affairs

TrickGate is a shellcode-based packer offered as a service, which is used at least since July 2016, to hide malware from defense programs. The TrickGate packer was primarily used in attacks aimed at the manufacturing sector, and other attacks aimed at the education, healthcare, government, and finance industries.

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Taiwan Government faces 5 Million hacking attempts daily

Security Affairs

Taiwan ‘s government agencies face around five million cyberattacks and probes every day, most of them from China. Around five million cyber attacks hit Taiwan’s government agencies every day, and most of the hacking attempts are originated from China. SecurityAffairs – hacking, Taiwan Government).

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Kaspersky report: Malware shared by USCYBERCOM first seen in December 2016

Security Affairs

The malware samples shared by USCYBERCOM last week were first detected in December 2016 in attacks attributed to Iran-linked APT33. Last week the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) uploaded to VirusTotal a malware used by Iran-linked APT33 group in attacks in Dec 2016 and Jan 2017. ” reads a report published by Kaspersky.