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Google Fi says hackers accessed customer’s information
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Google Fi says hackers accessed customer’s information

A data breach has been verified by Google Fi, the company that runs Google's mobile network, and it's likely connected to the recent security failure at T-Mobile that allowed hackers to obtain the personal information of millions of users. The principal network provider for Google Fi recently alerted the firm that there had been suspicious behavior pertaining to a third-party support system storing a "small quantity" of Google Fi customer data, according to an email issued to consumers on Monday and obtained by TechCrunch. The timing of the alert and the fact that Google Fi uses T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular to connect to the internet raise the possibility that the breach is related to the most recent T-Mobile hack read the complete article Google Fi says hackers accessed customers inf...
Five Data Wipers Attack Ukrainian News Agency
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Five Data Wipers Attack Ukrainian News Agency

Multiple harmful pieces of malware that were earlier this month employed in an attack against the nation's news agency have been found by Ukrainian cyber experts (Ukrinform). According to an update from the nation's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UA), the attack was announced on the Telegram channel "CyberArmyofRussia Reborn" on January 17. A team at CERT-UA was instructed by Ukrinform to look at five scripts, and upon doing so, found that their functionality "is targeted at breaching the integrity and availability of information" (writing files/disks with zero bytes/arbitrary data and then deleting them). As far back as December 7th, 2022, the threat actors are thought to have obtained unauthorized remote access to the Ukrinform network read the complete article Five Dat...
T-Mobile says hacker accessed personal data of 37 million customers
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T-Mobile says hacker accessed personal data of 37 million customers

T-Mobile disclosed that a hacker gained access to a treasure trove of personal information belonging to 37 million users in a financial statement on Thursday. The telecommunications behemoth claimed that the data theft began on November 25 and that the "bad actor" stole "name, billing address, email, phone number, date of birth, T-Mobile account number, information such as the number of lines on the account and plan features." T-Mobile claimed in the SEC filing that it discovered the breach on January 5—more than a month after it occurred—and that a day later it had addressed the issue of the hacker taking advantage of it. According to T-Mobile, the hackers misused an application programming interface (API) rather than breaking into any business system read more T-Mobile says hac...
Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400m records
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Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400m records

Along with famous people like model Cara Delevingne, US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and pop musician Shawn Mendes, the former Australian prime minister Scott Morrison looks to have been exposed in a leak of incomplete data on 400 million Twitter users. A sampling of data leaked by an alleged cybercriminal last week includes Morrison's Twitter account. Upon learning of the assertion, a cybersecurity company stated that it was "likely not a coincidence" because media figure Piers Morgan also showed up in the hacker's leaked data samples read the complete article Cybersecurity firm links Piers Morgan Twitter hack to leak of 400m records.
The Threat of Predictive Policing to Data Privacy and Personal Liberty
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The Threat of Predictive Policing to Data Privacy and Personal Liberty

Predictive policing has a plotline that is reminiscent of Minority Report. It's a very real process, though, and it mainly depends on information gathered and shared by RELX and Thomson Reuters, two of the biggest data brokers in the United States. When we discuss big data, we frequently highlight organisations like Amazon, Equifax, Experian, Google, and Meta (formerly known as Facebook). The majority of these businesses use commercial data for marketing initiatives, corporate decisions, product insights, and financial considerations. Thomson Reuters and RELX do business quite differently. These data juggernauts serve as a middleman for libraries, scientists, big businesses, and law enforcement read the complete article The Threat of Predictive Policing to Data Privacy and Personal Lib...